Position Vacant:
Boarding Supervisor *

Position Overview:

  • Position: Boarding Supervisor - Fixed Contract Position For Term 2 2020
  • Responsible To: Principal through Head of Boarding
  • Reports To: Head of Boarding
  • Key Functional Relationships: Deputy Head of Boarding, Assistant to the Boarding House – Pastoral Care, Junior and Middle School Boarding Coordinator, Boarding Staff, Boarders, Boarding Families

The College:
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Range escarpment in Australia’s Garden City of Toowoomba, Fairholme College is one of Australia’s leading independent girls’ schools with around 800 students from Kindy to Year 12.

Fairholme students enjoy outstanding success in the academic pursuit, as well as in sporting, cultural and service activities. Please explore further on the College website to learn more about Fairholme’s offerings and our students’ achievements.

From the establishment of our predecessor school in 1908, through the move to our current location in 1917 and into the 21st century, Fairholme is committed to a student enrolment split roughly 40/60 between country boarders and Toowoomba day girls, and to single-sex girls’ education.

A College of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, Fairholme is committed to creating a caring Christian community where all we do is undergirded by our Christian faith.

The Person:
We seek a committed, appropriately qualified person wishing to join the College community as a member of the Boarding House staff for Term 2 2020.

Preferably, we seek someone with experience working with girls aged between 11 and 18 years; previous experience in a teaching/boarding or residential environment will be highly advantageous.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and qualifications:


  • A commitment to the Christian beliefs and ethos that underpin the College’s charter. See About Fairholme
  • A clearly articulated alignment with the College’s vision statement and values; and
  • Wide-ranging participation in and support for the diversity of College activities.


  • Studies in education, nursing, social work or psychology would be advantageous to this position;
  • A current ‘Blue Card’ is required;
  • Current First Aid (or willingness to complete);
  • Duty of Care Certificate Course in Student Residential Care would be advantageous to this position.


  • The ability to work collaboratively, and to communicate clearly and enthusiastically with students and work colleagues; and
  • An ability to support and enact a restorative practices approach to conflict resolution is required. See Restorative Practices

Working with children:
As a College we are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our members and, in particular the welfare of all students in our care. As such, staff members adhere to the Child Protection Policy and the Staff Code of Conduct, both of which are available on the College web site.

Prospective candidates are requested to read these documents prior to submitting an application.

The Position
A Boarding Supervisor is responsible to the Head of Boarding for day to day operational procedures in the Boarding House and works within a set roster during term time. Accommodation and meals are provided during the school term.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be able to work as a member of a team involved in the wellbeing, supervision, safety and health of the Boarders.
  • Maintain consistent and fair practices of behaviour management that are in keeping with the ethos of the College and have an alignment with a restorative approach to conflict resolution.
  • Assist in promoting academic excellence for all Boarders to maximise their learning potential by assisting and encouraging a sound study environment, particularly by supervising Prep for Year 11 and 12 Boarders.
  • Promote and lead effective and energetic leisure activities for the girls.
  • Maintain and encourage attendance at church/chapel.
  • Perform Boarding House office duties as required.
  • Complete semester reporting for the girls in your care.
  • Role model and reinforce to the girls high standards of behaviour, manners, dress and punctuality.

The Package
The appointment is currently under the conditions of the Fairholme College Certified Agreement 2019.

Applications, which close on Monday 16 March 2020 should include a cover letter outlining your experience in each of the key areas of responsibility, explaining the appeal of the position to you personally and discussing your alignment with the College’s values and mission, and include a full curriculum vitae (no longer than two A4 pages, font: Calibri, size 12) with the following details:

  • Personal details including name, address, contact details, religious affiliation;
  • Employment history;
  • Any qualifications/accreditations, professional associations and any recent professional learning activities relevant to the role;
  • Professional or personal achievements; and
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees

The College reserves the right to contact other persons who may have relevant knowledge of your qualifications and experience.

Applications to:

Head of Boarding
Ms Marguerite Dunne
Fairholme College
PO Box 688

Email: recruitment@fairholme.qld.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 4688 4688
Fax: +61 7 4688 4694

Selection Process
The interview panel will review applications and determine a short list. Non successful candidates will be advised via email once the interview process has been completed and the successful candidate appointed.

* NB. The commencement date will be from Term 2 2020.

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