Thank you for your interest in working for Cairns Catholic Education in the Far North, where finding the perfect work-life balance is both achievable and encouraged.
Leading and teaching at Cairns Catholic Education is more than just a job. We equip our students with the attributes to be compassionate and contributing adults. We place the same value on nurturing and developing our staff, with mentoring, professional development and career advancement pathways and opportunities.
Our vision is to provide a world class education for every student in every school. To fulfill that vision, we need the best people to join our team to make our schools the very best they can be.
It’s about you
Regardless of where you are in your teaching career – an aspiring teacher, a graduate teacher, an experienced, HAT or LEAD teacher, an aspiring leader, new leader, or experienced leader – we have positions, mentoring and career advancement pathways available.
Non-teaching and professional positions also play an essential role in our ability to deliver a world class education. Support officers, groundsmen, cleaners, guidance officers, finance and admin officers, boarding supervisors, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, education consultants, system leadership and the list goes on…you are all welcomed and valued in Cairns Catholic schools and our Catholic Education Services office.
If you are ready to apply now, please apply for the relevant positions available at the links above.
If you would like to submit an enquiry, register your interest, or be notified when a position of interest becomes available, please head to our Submit an Enquiry form now.
While living and working in a region like Far North Queensland is a great lifestyle move, it’s also a great professional career move.
With a major domestic and international airport, we are only a short affordable flight to most state capitals and about as connected as a region could be. And yet the Far North provides lifestyle opportunities unlike anywhere else in the world, with stunning rainforest, pristine waterfalls and idyllic lakes nestled throughout the region, and the Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep.
Our warm climate and mild winters are the perfect backdrop for camping, hikes and exploring – a world away from the relentless traffic and hustle and bustle of the capital cities. And there’s more spare time to make the most of our outstanding cultural calendar, from local and touring gallery exhibitions, performing arts productions and concerts to action-packed sporting matches including football, soccer, cricket and hockey, to name just a few.
Cairns and its surrounding towns are also home to a huge variety of waterfront dining establishments, cafes, organic farm-to-table experiences, and some of the best bakeries in Australia.
About Cairns Catholic Education
Our 30 schools and colleges educate almost 11,500 students across Far North Queensland, from Tully in the south, west to Dimbulah on the Atherton Tablelands, and north to Waibeni (or Thursday Island) in the Torres Strait.
Our diocese spans 377,000 km2, with most of our schools within a two-hour drive of Cairns. We have two P-12 colleges, 20 primary schools and eight secondary colleges – of which four offer boarding, one is co-located with James Cook University in Smithfield, and one provides youth assistance across three campuses.
We are the largest non-government employer in the region and pride ourselves on fostering a strong sense of community spirit in a progressive and inclusive environment, with wide-ranging professional development opportunities and the latest technology and facilities, including modern physical education and arts amenities. Many of our schools have spacious auditoriums and sporting ovals, large undercover play areas and extensive music and arts offerings.
What boxes do you want to tick in determining your next move; family friendly, a balanced lifestyle, a fantastic part of the world to live, a smart career move, a job that makes a real difference?
If you’ve ticked all those boxes, you might give a big tick to joining us.