Head of Business Services, Trinity Anglican School, Cairns (QLD)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023
Tracey Hickey
Senior Education Consultant

Trinity Anglican School is seeking an experienced Head of Business Services to provide strategic leadership of its business operations, including finances, human resources, IT, marketing, facilities and compliance.

Trinity Anglican School (TAS) caters for students in Kindergarten to Year 12 and is a highly regarded pillar of education since it opened its doors 40 years ago. TAS is located in the tropical North Queensland city of Cairns, a region known for its unique combination of natural beauty, biodiversity, and cultural significance, and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Located on two campuses and featuring a state-of-the-art STEM building and the first Olympic-sized swimming pool in Cairns, TAS inspires young men and women to be the best they can be, with a focus on Christian values, educational excellence, and contribution to the local and global community.

After an outstanding contribution overseeing a significant period of strategic growth, Mrs Kathy Romano is moving towards retirement, resulting in this unique opportunity. Working closely and strategically with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Business Services provides high level strategic advice and analysis in relation to financial planning and budgeting, early childhood education and care, human resource management, and facility and asset management. This position leads and manages the strategic operations of the school to ensure the day to day financial, physical and school support resources are managed professionally. The successful candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, be an agile, adaptive and strategic thinker, with astute financial, compliance and project management expertise. The Head of Business Services role also includes the Company Secretary function.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to use your impressive business management skills and experience to contribute to the ongoing success of one of the leading independent schools in North Queensland. You will be a significant part of continuing the planning and implementation of a sustainable period of growth at TAS. Commencement date is negotiable depending on the applicant.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have experience in a finance, commercial, strategic and governance role with budget management.
  • Have experience with management of capital projects, master planning and scenario development.
  • Have proven ability in contract management and HR functions.
  • Be able to provide oversight of all business operations.
  • Have demonstrated capacity to lead teams and build strong, collaborative and professional relationships.
  • Possess a tertiary degree in business, management or equivalent – an MBA will be highly regarded. 

Is the Cairns life for me? Living and working in a world class holiday destination is as good as it sounds. Surrounded by beautiful green hills and on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns residents enjoy all the benefits of modern conveniences with a laid back lifestyle that will help you find a true work-life balance you’ve been seeking.

Trinity Anglican School has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, as outlined in the Child Protection Policy. TAS Child Protection Policy

Hutton Consulting Australia is partnering with Trinity Anglican School in the search and selection process for this important senior position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the Candidate Information Pack, please contact Tracey Hickey 0402 157 556 or tracey.hickey@hutton.education 

Please Note: Direct online applications will not be considered.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023