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.

Portfolio Lead

Apply now Job no: 506540
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Categories: Other

As part of the mission of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Parramatta, the Portfolio Lead is accountable for managing a specific portfolio, in all design and delivery decisions that flow through to the day-to-day delivery of programs and projects. The Portfolio Lead is responsible for providing effective and consistent engagement, leadership and decision-making on design and delivery across a portfolio of projects, ensuring the delivery of strategic outcomes.


The Portfolio Lead is accountable for:

  • Managing a specific portfolio of programs and projects. Serve as a subject matter expert in programmatic areas to provide leadership in the design, development and execution of projects, programs and initiatives in support of organisational goals and strategies

  • Developing and contributing to executive reporting briefs with analytical and problem-solving skills. This includes project and program performance tracking, portfolio optimisation and organisational change management.

  • Managing program and project teams for optimal return on investment, and coordinating and delegate cross-project initiatives. Fostering efficient and effective cross-functional teamwork and results-oriented deliverables, developing the scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives.

  • Working with program/project managers to identify risks and opportunities across the portfolio.

  • Analysing, evaluating, and overcoming risks and ensuring the successful transition of change into BAU.
  • Initiating, reviewing and evaluating and providing recommendations regarding individual projects, products and initiatives in accordance with CSPD strategy. Creating and carrying out program strategy encompassing a variety of individual projects.

  • Developing benefit realisation plans, report and monitor the benefits of each initiative within the portfolio, working with sponsors and business owners to ensure business readiness in accordance with program and project plan and provide input into ongoing strategy development and continuous improvement.


What you will bring to the role

  • Collaboration and communication, working across a wide range of stakeholders

  • Adaptability 

  • Planning, Organising and Problem Solving skills 

  • Strategic Positioning experience 

  • Knowledge & Application of Industry, Emerging Trends and Good Practice

  • A high level of Attention to Detail


What’s in it for you?

  • Salary Packaging for eligible employees

  • Hybrid/Flexible working environment - work between your home and the office

  • Wellbeing Programs

  • Professional Development

  • Parental Leave

  • Supportive and collaborative culture


To Apply: Apply now via the link provided! Please include your CV and a cover letter of no more than one page detailing your suitability for this role.

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, provision of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CSPD’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. 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 children, and children 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. 


Position Description

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