Principal Advisor, Catholic Mission - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 18/09/2023
REF: CEVpam0823
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Principal Advisor, Catholic Mission

Close Date: 18/09/2023
REF: CEVpam0823
  • Integrate, promote and safeguard Catholic values and identity
  • Oversee religious teacher accreditation
  • Provide strategic leadership on theological matters


The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) seeks an outstanding candidate to lead the promotion of Catholic values and the Catholic mission across CECV as Principal Advisor, Catholic Education.

Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer and leading a small team, this important position promotes and safeguards Catholic values and identity across CECV’s operations.  Leading collaboration, and developing and nurturing relationships with educators, clergy and other key stakeholders, this role ensures that Catholic values are integrated into the organisation’s mission and culture.  In addition to providing expert advice and guidance to support the integration of Catholic teachings and values into strategies, policies and initiatives, the role will also oversee religious teacher accreditation.

With an understanding of the Australian Catholic education context and structures, the ideal candidate will also have a contemporary knowledge of educational policies and practices.  Bringing experience in a similar role within a Catholic organisation and with expertise in Catholic theology, principles and teaching, you will be able to translate these into practical applications to support strategic planning and program development.  Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to lead and influence, guide and motivate will be key to success, while your strong analytical and problem-solving skills will assist you to solve complex challenges and manage multiple priorities and projects.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant tertiary qualification in theology, religious studies, Catholic education or a related field and will be personally aligned with the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education and to CECV values of fairness, transparency, integrity, and Christian concern for all.

The organisation

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) is the peak body for Catholic education in Victoria.  Established in 1973 by the Archbishop of Melbourne and the Bishops of the Ballarat, Sale, and Sandhurst dioceses, it was incorporated in 2006 and acts as the voice of Catholic education in state and national matters.

CECV receives and distributes funding from state and federal governments for Catholic schools, provides strategic leadership and planning, and ensures proper governance in Catholic education statewide.  It is responsible for sector leadership in education integrity and governance and has a Memorandum of Understanding to act as a Review Body for Catholic schools with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).  As a Review Body, CECV supports, reviews, and monitors the compliance of Catholic schools with all registration, reporting and other requirements under relevant laws.

CECV is currently engaged in a significant organisational redesign, the overriding objective of which is to establish a robust and sustainable CECV for the future.

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To apply:  Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference CEVpam0823 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.


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