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Job Title : School Officer


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS673234

This is a permanent, part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Como Secondary College (SC) is seeking a responsible and committed School Officer to join their expanding team. The successful applicant would ideally be able to commit to a 7.00am to 10.00am role, five days per week.

We are seeking a self-motivated applicant who can use their initiative and work independently as well as work collaboratively within a team. We are a busy Independent Public School, therefore good interpersonal skills, willingness to be flexible and adapt to other roles within the school would be highly desirable.

Ideally, the successful applicant will have relevant experience and capacity to undertake a wide range of a support services to a high standard. You will need to have a good understanding of relevant systems within a busy secondary school business context. The successful applicant should be adaptable and ready to take on challenges and learn new skills. You will also have sound organisational skills, possess the ability to keep to timelines in your day to day working environment and be a supportive, capable team member. Attention to detail and working within the Department of Educations’ procedures and processes is highly desirable. The successful applicant will have exceptional communication skills to liaise successfully with all stakeholders of the College.

Experience and an excellent working knowledge of Schools Information System (Administration, Enrolments, Timetabling, Absentees), SEQTA, school accounting systems (such as RM Finance and RM Billings) would be highly desirable. Specific experience and expertise in Relief staff (Teaching / Non-Teaching) processes, recruitment, leave management and Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) would be highly valued.

Como SC is driven by the belief that every student is capable of successful learning. The College is an Independent Public School catering for students from Year 7 to Year 12. Every student matters at Como. We work to build each student's belief in their own capacity to learn and their understanding of the relationship between effort and success. Our aim is to ensure that every student progresses.

The school is located less than 6 kilometres from the centre of Perth and is close to major transport hubs. This enables our students to easily access and utilise Perth's major universities, training institutions, cultural attractions and sporting facilities.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Experience in providing effective administrative support with the ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Experience in financial processes and procedures, including the handling of debtors, creditors, reconciliations, and /or preparing financial returns.
  • Ability in using computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and experience in the application of customer service principles and practices.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Como Secondary College can be found by visiting www.como.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Joanne May, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9365 2000 or emailing Jo.May@education.wa.edu.au.

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment.
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 3 March 2021