Why join us?

Why join us?2022-08-23T08:43:04+10:00

Being a part of the Brigidine community means you are working with others who are passionate about learning and enjoy working in a strong, values driven culture.

Brigidine College Indooroopilly is an independent Catholic College dedicated to the education of girls. With over 800 students, we are a respected independent secondary school for girls (Years 7-12) located in the leafy western suburb of Indooroopilly in Brisbane, Queensland.

Founded in 1929 by the Brigidine Sisters, the school models the charism of St Brigid, ‘Strength and Gentleness.’

As a Kildare Ministries School in the Brigidine Tradition, the College prides itself on providing a holistic education that creates authentic, compassionate and dependable women keen to make a difference in the world.

Our friendly and professional work environment is a place where…

  • all people are valued
  • everyone is supported by their colleagues
  • contributions are recognised
  • there are opportunities to develop both personally and professionally

We employ over 160 people in a variety of teaching and non-teaching positions, from student focused roles to professional and managerial roles.  Our diverse workforce includes:

Middle LeadersMaintenanceHuman Resources
Program LeadersMusic Tutors / Sports CoachesRisk and Compliance
Teacher AidesAdministrationInformation Technology
CounsellorsUniform/Tuckshop ConvenorsMarketing


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We are a Values-Based Organisation

Our values genuinely represent us. They tap into our proud Catholic history, as well as our deep commitment to reinterpret the Brigidine vision for a future generation of strong and gentle young women. In living our vision, employees will:

  • Be faithful to our Catholic heritage
  • Welcome all people, especially the most vulnerable
  • Celebrate all that is good with joy and gratitude
  • Engender a love of learning, hope and a sense of purpose
  • Model and practise justice and service

Being a part of the Brigidine community means you can expect:

  • A strong values-driven organisation with a clear mission
  • A strong community of caring and kind people who are passionate about learning
  • A friendly, respectful and supportive place to work with a strong focus on employee well-being
  • A place where students warmly embrace the love of learning and a sense of purpose
  • Modern facilities combining the grandeur of historic architecture with new, well-designed, purpose-built structures
  • To be recognised for the valuable contribution you make
  • To be encouraged to be innovative and inspiring
  • Outstanding opportunities for professional development
  • A strong leadership team who are committed to helping every person realise their full potential

To find out more about our College, please feel free to explore our College website, or read our current Strategic Plan.

Our Recruitment Process

We are looking for passionate and motivated employees with a positive attitude and commitment to inspiring young women to be the difference.

How to apply
  1. Find a job vacancy you wish to apply for in Current Vacancies.
  2. Click the “Apply Now” button. Online applications only will be accepted.
  3. Attach your cover letter, resume and supporting documents to your application.
  4. Click “Submit”.

An application should be submitted for each position you apply for.

What you’ll need
  1. A cover letter clearly identifying the position you are applying for and outlining your skills and experience.
  2. A clear, concise and up-to-date resume with relevant contact details and work history. You will be asked to provide 3 recent professional referees.
  3. Submit your application prior to the closing date and time in order to be considered.
  4. You must be an Australian Citizen, have permanent residency or an appropriate working visa to apply for a position with Brigidine College.
  5. On appointment, all applicants are required to hold or be eligible for a Positive Notice Blue Card for child related employment or must have or be eligible for Queensland Teacher Registration.
What you can expect

By submitting an application for a position with us, you are agreeing to the terms of our Privacy Statement.

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after this time.

If your application is shortlisted, pre-employment checks will be completed.

The Benefits of Working at Brigidine College

We recognise and value the contribution of our employees and so offer a great range of employee benefits:

Health and Lifestyle

Brigidine understands the value of supporting employee health and wellbeing, so established a Staff Wellbeing Committee tasked with the responsibility of promoting and enhancing employee wellbeing.

All employees have access to a range of health and wellbeing activities focused on improving emotional, physical, social, occupational and spiritual health, including:

  • Access to a free Employee Assistance program (external confidential counselling service)
  • Reflection time (after lunch each day)
  • Free onsite group fitness classes and access to the pool
  • Discounted on-site yoga, swim club, walk club and golfing days
  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • Convenient amenities such as a café
  • Social activities including book club, staff drinks, weekly morning tea and other events and activities offered through an active Social Club
  • Access to Library borrowing services and growth mindset resources
  • Spirituality Days
  • Break out areas for quiet contemplation
Development and Recognition

We support the continued development of our employees and believe in recognising our employees for the wonderful work they do.  We acknowledge that ongoing growth and success is achieved through well trained and motivated people, so offer the following:

  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Learning and development resources
  • Career planning and transitioning support
  • Coaching and mentoring programs
  • Years of service recognition
  • Birthday recognition
  • Weekly affirmations
  • Annual First Aid and CPR training

We value giving back to the community. We work with a range of charities and community organisations throughout the year, including:

  • The Work and Welcome Program supporting refugees and migrants into employment
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Ipswich Women’s Shelter

We seek to minimise and manage the environmental impact of our operations by participating in a recycling program.

Financial Wellbeing

Following are a just a few ways we help:

  • Generous superannuation scheme – access to enhanced superannuation contributions when voluntary contributions are made
  • 14 weeks paid maternity or adoption leave (for eligible employees) – we aim to retain and support employees during the course of raising a family. We acknowledge the importance of supporting employees with parental responsibilities and the need for flexible work arrangements to facilitate this support.
  • Access to Long Service Leave after seven years of service
  • Free on-site parking
  • Discount on Brigidine College School fees
  • Provision of a laptop for Teaching staff

Employment at Brigidine College is governed by the Catholic Employing Authorities Single Enterprise Collective Agreement 9 RI Schools or the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award and relevant legislation as amended.

Pre-Employment Checks

Brigidine College is committed to child safety and is legally required to obtain the following information about a person whom it proposes to engage to perform child-connected work:

  • Working with Children (Blue Card) or Queensland Teacher Registration;
  • Proof of personal identity and any professional or other qualifications;
  • The person’s history of work involving children; and
  • References that address the person’s suitability for the job and working with children.

A referee check can be sought by the Selection Panel at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. The referee can be asked for information that may be relevant in making a suitability assessment including information on your job performance, behaviour, disciplinary history and attendance.

Blue Card Requirements

Applicants must be the holder of a Working with Children Suitability Card (Blue Card). Blue Card Services have introduced a ‘No Card, No Start’ policy which means all employees must hold a current, valid Blue Card prior to commencing work. You can find out more about what this means for you by visiting the Blue Card Services website www.qld.gov.au/bluecardchanges.

Privacy Statement

This notice forms part of Brigidine College’s Privacy Policy regarding the collection of personal and sensitive information. All applications for positions with Brigidine College (the College) will be treated in the following manner:

  1. If you provide us with personal information, for example your name and address or information provided on your resume, we will collect this information in order to assess your application for employment.
  2. We may store this information for a period of six (6) months after the date of application.
  3. You may seek access to personal information that we hold about you if you are unsuccessful for the position. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include circumstances where access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others.
  4. We will not disclose this information to a third party without your consent; however, we usually disclose this information to the following types of organisations: Australian Taxation Office; Superannuation Fund to which you have elected to direct your contributions under the Workplace Agreement; Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority; Public Safety Business Agency Working with Children Check and Office of the Public Guardian; and Queensland College of Teachers.
  5. As part of our legal and compliance obligations, the College may conduct a criminal record check as part of the selection process to determine if you are or have been the subject of an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order) or other criminal offences. We may also collect personal information about you in accordance with Child Protection laws.
  6. The College may store personal information in the cloud, which may mean that it resides on servers which are situated outside Australia.
  7. If you provide us with personal information of others, we encourage you to inform them that:
    1. you are disclosing that information to the College and why;
    2. they can access that information if they wish; and
    3. the College does not usually disclose the information to third parties.
  8. The College’s Privacy Policy contains details of how you may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles.

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