Employment Opportunities


Chisholm Catholic College is a co-educational secondary College located on Beaufort Street in Bedford, a short distance from central metropolitan Perth. It is part of the wider Catholic Education system of Western Australia, overseen by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia. With an enrolment of around 1750 students from Years 7 to 12, the College serves the surrounding community and Parishes and was established in 1989. An array of extensive educational programmes and opportunities, set among tremendous modern facilities, characterise this flourishing and vibrant educational community.
Applications for all advertised employment opportunities must include:
1. A covering letter
2. The appropriate Application Form
3. Supporting documentation (as required and stated in the position being advertised, including current Teacher Registration and Working with Children)

Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
The conditions and entitlements of staff working in Catholic schools are specified in the appropriate and current Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA). These EBAs and further information may be sourced from the Catholic Education Office and their website “Employment” section.


CLICK HERE for a RELIEF TEACHER application form, if you wish to be considered for Relief Teaching at Chisholm. The completed form must be submitted with background teacher registration documentation as detailed on the form and a Curriculum Vitae. Please note – To ensure that we are compliant with registration requirements, applicants for Relief teaching are requested to re submit the application form and evidence of current registration documentation at the beginning of each new year.



Leadership at Chisholm

Those in senior leadership roles at the College are challenged to work collaboratively with the staff and parents and the wider community, to provide clear direction and leadership in establishing the best possible educational environment and outcomes for students. They must do so within the context and vision of what it means to be a very good Catholic school and constantly seek improvement. They must also understand clearly the implications for working within the broader framework and requirements of Catholic Education in Western Australia and the Mandate of our Bishops.

Within a context of senior leadership, the Vice Principal should be an excellent communicator and able to facilitate a collaborative and positive working relationship with and between staff. They must also be able to lead proactively in enabling the shared vision and strategic direction of the College, in cooperation with the Principal and wider Executive.
Chisholm Catholic College is undergoing a leadership restructuring process that will ultimately see a changed framework in 2018. This will be Principal, two Vice Principals, five Deputy Principals, and six Heads of Year alongside individual Heads of Learning Area.
With the appointment of Mr Simon Harvey to the Principalship of St. Norbert’s Catholic College in Queen’s Park the substantive position of VICE PRINCIPAL – STAFF is being advertised for the commencement of 2018.
Chisholm Catholic College is a large co-educational secondary school of over 1700 students from Year 7 to 12 located in the suburb of Bedford. First established in 1989 as a result of the amalgamation of two historic schools conducted previously by the Christian Brothers and the Dominican Sisters, Chisholm has grown and developed to become a thriving, well-established school community. The College enjoys an excellent reputation and record for quality Catholic secondary education, forged on high standards and the care and attention given to its individual students.

Our teaching and engagement with students in their developmental journey continues to respond to the changes and emerging trends in curriculum and places an emphasis on contemporary practices, to facilitate effective learning. In doing so, we continue always to strive for a culture of excellence based upon high expectations. Pastorally, Chisholm has forged a strong reputation for providing support and care for those within our community. A core foundation in our mission and work is to instil and reinforce the importance of service to others and a capacity to make a positive contribution in life.
General Responsibilities: VICE PRINCIPAL – Staff
The Vice Principal – Staff has a pivotal, major responsibility in overseeing and managing the College teaching staff. This major focus recognises and emphasises the critical importance of quality staff and highly capable teachers engaged in the learning environment. A vital goal should be to empower and support staff as they continue to develop and improve professionally, so that they deliver their best teaching to students in their care and hence, provide for effective learning to take place.

Assisting Heads of Learning Area and the College Leadership team, in continually developing and mentoring staff towards adopting the best pedagogical practices and in creating the best learning environments possible, is one of the highest priorities. Appraising that developmental journey and managing overall professional learning forms a significant part of the role.
In conjunction with the Vice Principal – Teaching and Learning, this position has a close working relationship with the College Principal in supporting and delivering the strategic goals and on-going school improvement at the core of effective teaching and learning.
The position also requires close collaboration with members of the wider Executive Leadership team in the day-to-day organisation and management of staffing matters and specific responsibilities. In addition to the senior leadership responsibilities and administrative tasks, the Vice Principal – Staff is required to maintain a minor teaching role with one Religious Education class.

A detailed role description with specific duties, the selection criteria, application form and conditions of employment are available on request directly from the Principal or via the Principal´s Executive Officer at princsec@chisholm.wa.edu.au Phone (08) 9208 2514.

Applications close on Monday 26th June


Expressions of interest in possible teaching opportunities or forthcoming vacancies at Chisholm are welcomed.

As a large secondary College with significant numbers of staff, there are occasions where vacancies arise for semester, year-long or ongoing positions. As the College prepares for its staffing and timetabling requirements for 2018, a number of opportunities will definitely arise.

Covering Letters and CV’s pertaining to teaching roles and indicating a wish to be considered for any vacancies that might arise will receive consideration and return correspondence in regard to possibilities that may be emerging and further encouragement to make application.

Any expressions of interest should be forwarded to the Principal via the Principal’s Executive Officer.