Chief Operating Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 17/11/2023
REF: BLCcoo1023
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Operating Officer

Close Date: 17/11/2023
REF: BLCcoo1023
  • Critical role within a high-performing school
  • Experience in a high-performance culture
  • Contemporary finance and business leadership


The Position

Ballarat Clarendon College is one of the most consistently high-performing, non-selective, independent schools in Australia. Its focus on academic excellence is supported by an equal focus on wellbeing to nurture and develop each student to maximise their competence, skills and capacity, ensuring when they stand on the threshold of their future, they can choose their heart’s desire.

The Chief Operating Officer is a critical senior leadership position and reports directly to the Principal as the CEO of the School. The Chief Operating Officer holds oversight of the business services functions including property and facilities, legal and compliance, human resources, marketing and communication, ICT, school administration, projects and development. In this position the Chief Operating Officer is a member of the School Executive.

The ideal candidate will be a contemporary leader, demonstrating broad strategic leadership, operational management experience and strong financial skills. The appointee will have the capability to deliver transformational change through collaboration. Displaying an innovative and empowering approach, exceptional financial analysis skills combined with strong operational and project management capability. Presenting with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ideal candidate will display high energy and a hands-on approach.

The Chief Operating Officer is a highly visible position in the school community and the appointee will demonstrate an ability to build trust, rapport and develop collaborative working relationships at all levels.

The Organisation

Ballarat Clarendon College is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school located in Ballarat, Victoria.

Ballarat Clarendon College is the fifth oldest private school in Victoria, opening on 6 July 1864 at St Andrew’s Presbyterian church as Ballarat College.

In 1974, Ballarat College and Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College formally joined to become Ballarat Clarendon College.

Ballarat Clarendon College is a community that believes all young people can learn and that all experiences are an opportunity for learning so that young people may find out who they are and who they want to be.

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To apply –  click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference BLCcoo1023, address your cover letter and resume to Liam King of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information

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