Careers at CSPD


Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD). We welcome passionate individuals to share our commitment to serving children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

At any given time, we may have a variety of primary, secondary and specialist teaching roles available across our 80 schools as well as non-teaching positions in schools and our central office that support the delivery of innovative learning and teaching to around 43,500 students.

Our aim is to ensure our schools are the first choice for families, students and staff.

Check out our current opportunities below.

HSC Presiding Officer - St Columba’s, Springwood

Apply now Job no: 506402
Work type: temporary part-time
Location: St Columba's Catholic College - Springwood
Categories: Other

The Presiding Officer is responsible for managing the preparation, conduct, and supervision of the HSC Examinations and is supported by a team of supervision staff.

The successful applicant is employed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure the examinations are conducted in accordance with the NESA's rules. 


The Presiding Officer is responsible for:

• liaising with the school Principal or delegate for the examination set-up

• following all directions which have been given by NESA about security and administrative procedures

• maintaining security of the examination papers and materials at all times

• maintaining a high level of confidentiality at all times

• following and observing NESA’s Policies and Procedures regarding disability provisions and illness/misadventure applications

• following and observing all Child Protection, Emergency Evacuation and Workplace Health and Safety procedures and policies.


The Presiding Officer must:

• have use of a vehicle with comprehensive motor vehicle insurance policy

• have intermediate working knowledge of common software programs and tasks, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, emails, downloading documents etc

• possess strong organisational skills

• have good attention to detail

• effectively manage students and a team of supervisors.


The Presiding Officer will be available for the entire HSC Examination period,  Tuesday, 15 October to Friday, 8 November 2024. 

The Presiding Officer will also supervise and administer Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations - Monday, 5 August to Tuesday, 20 August 2024


Special Notes

The following restrictions on eligibility for employment as a Test Supervisor exist:

• The applicant has a child or near relative sitting the 2024 Higher School Certificate Examinations cannot be appointed as Presiding Officer.

• The applicant is/was recently employed by the school (paid or volunteer) and may be perceived as a conflict of interest. This may include, but is not limited to, clerical staff, casual, relief, part-time or permanent teachers.

Applications should include a short cover letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications and applicants will need to provide two (2) references. 


The Organisation

St Columba’s is proud to be part of the Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD). The Diocese is a system of 80 schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality Catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.

This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here.

CSPD promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. 



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