John Paul College is an equal opportunity employer. The College offers employment opportunities to people with a variety of skills and expertise and who demonstrate the determination and enthusiasm to make our collaborative learning environment a success.

Vacancies for teaching and non-academic positions are normally advertised on www.seek.com.au, in Saturday’s Courier Mail and on this site.


Positions Vacant



Head of College

John Paul College is a co-educational and ecumenical day and boarding school located in Daisy Hill, 25km south of Brisbane’s CBD. The College motto of Unity, Christ and Learning is at the heart of the College. Founded in 1982, the College educates over 2,000 domestic and international students from childcare to Year 12 and has a reputation as one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic independent schools.

Notable facets of the College include embracing diversity through ecumenism, the John Paul International College, the International Baccalaureate offering of PYP and DP, the range of pathways available to senior students (including VET and specialist performing arts and sports programs), the Indigenous education program, and its rich ICT environment.

The next Head of John Paul College will be an experienced, inspiring and thoughtful school leader. He or she will lead with Christian values and demonstrate a proven ability to work in partnership with the Board and leadership team, with a strong emphasis on all-round achievement, positive education, global citizenship and mutual respect.

The successful candidate will manage the commercial and operational aspects of the College to ensure effective performance, growth, stewardship and sustainability; and will nurture the culture and identity of the College by actively living and modelling its core values and ethos.

Please obtain information about the position by calling the consultant assisting the College, Kathy McLean, of Fish & Nankivell, on 0414 376 698. Applications will close on 27 March 2017. A concurrent search is being conducted.


Payroll Officer – Part Time 4 Days per Week (0.8FTE)

The Position

The payroll officer works within the College Finance Team reporting to the Financial Controller and is responsible for:

  • processing fortnightly staff pays, withholding tax remittances and superannuation contributions;
  • maintaining payroll records including leave entitlements;
  • administering employment related matters such as Blue Cards, workplace traineeships and WorkCover returns and claims;
  • servicing staff in relation to payroll related enquiries;
  • assisting the Human Resources Manager, finance staff and other College managers with payroll matters.

The Candidate

Applicants must have an understanding of the ethos and expectations that accompany one of Australia’s leading independent schools.

Experience and Skills Profile

To be successful candidates must demonstrate:

  • specific experience in payroll processing (ADP preferred);
  • strong computer literacy skills;
  • strong customer service orientation.

To view the Position Description please click Payroll Officer.


Applications including Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees should be sent via email to: Mr Scott Ingram, Director of Finance at singram@jpc.qld.edu.au

This position will commence as soon as possible.

Applications close – Friday 7 April 2017



How to apply for any available positions:

When applying for a position at John Paul College, all applicants should include a completed “Application for Employment form”  with their application.

Academic staff are requested to complete the academic staff employment form while all other positions are required to complete the non-academic staff employment form.

PLEASE NOTE: Senior academic and administration positions are NOT required to submit a completed ‘Application for Employment’ form. However these applications must address any specified selection criteria.


General Applications:

All general applications must contain the names and contact details of two confidential referees and if mailed should be sent to:

The Headmaster

John Paul College

John Paul Drive

Daisy Hill Qld 4127

or emailed to: pjwhite@jpc.qld.edu.au  unless otherwise directed.