Catholic Education is one of the largest non-government employers in the Far North. Employment in Catholic schools in the Cairns Diocese offers a variety of teaching jobs, non-teaching jobs and leadership positions. Professional, administrative and leadership positions also exist with the Diocese’s education office, Catholic Education Services (CES).
There are 30 Catholic schools and colleges in the Cairns Diocese, which serve almost 11,500 students. There are currently 20 primary schools, 8 secondary colleges (four with boarding) and two P-12 colleges. The newest Catholic secondary college, Newman Catholic College, is co-located at James Cook University, Smithfield and opens in 2022 with Year 7, growing a year level each year.
The Diocese’s Catholic Early Learning and Care (CELC) ministry also operates a Long Daycare centre, Kindergartens and Outside School Hours Care services.
Catholic schools offer students a quality education in an inclusive, caring and life-giving environment. Teaching and learning in our schools involves more than providing academic instruction. It is about nurturing the individual student – academically, spiritually, emotionally and physically – equipping them with the skills to be compassionate and contributing adults.
Catholic Education is thriving in Far North Queensland, with enrolments continuing to increase each year and a strong sense of community within each school and parish. We invite you to join us. Teaching in a Catholic school in the Cairns Diocese is more than just a teaching job, but a vocation.
Teaching jobs and other vacancies at schools and Catholic Education Services are listed on this website. Teaching positions may also be advertised with Teachers.On.Net. Non-teaching positions are often listed on the Seek website. Vacancies may also be advertised in the Cairns Post and other regional newspapers.
Schools are responsible for the recruitment of their teaching and non-teaching staff. Questions relating to an advertised vacancy at a school should be directed to the school contact person noted in the advertisement. For inquiries relating to positions advertised at CES or for Senior Leadership positions, please contact Human Resources Administration on 07 4050 9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacancies in Catholic Early Learning and Care (CELC) are managed by CELC. These vacancies are advertised on the CELC website, in the Cairns Post and sometimes other newspapers, and on-line employment services including CareerOne. Employment related enquiries for Catholic Early Learning and Care should be directed to CELC: email@example.com.