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We are currently recruiting for a Consultant/Managing Consultant. Please view position description and instructions on how to apply here: M&ECoordinator_July2022

Improving School Governance (ISG) School Council Training Facilitators

The Opportunity

Are you an education professional with school leadership experience looking to lend your expertise? A number of paid opportunities exist for facilitation of ISG School Council Training in Victoria. Facilitators are employed on a casual contract basis. Work is hybrid and flexible.


Synergistiq was established in 1990 and has established a highly-credible reputation over the past 30 years working with a wide range of clients, including government, community and the private sector organisations. Our vision is an Australia where everyone has equitable access to opportunity to reach their potential. Our purpose is to strengthen and measure social impact through education, employment and engagement. We do this by working in a range of complex policy areas, particularly education, community participation, justice, and health and wellbeing. We specialise in engaging meaningfully and positively with various stakeholders, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, young people, newly arrived and emerging communities, and people living with disability.

ISG School Council Training

On behalf of the Department of Education, Synergistiq delivers both face to face and online training to Victorian state school councils, supporting principals and council members to effectively and efficiently enact their responsibilities.

Training Modules

The ISG School Council Training program covers 4 modules:

  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Strategic Planning, and
  • The role of President.

Facilitator Training and Updates

New facilitators are required to participate in training prior to delivery of training. The Department provides pre-facilitation training as well as an annual update session. Synergistiq provides training on using the Zoom platform for the delivery of online training.

Facilitator Responsibilities

Facilitators are responsible for the delivery of training. Synergistiq manages enquiries, booking arrangements and provision of content.

Virtual live training

  • confirm bookings through Synergistiq’s booking portal and confirm details, where relevant, with a school
  • facilitate the Virtual Live Event
  • answer participant questions
  • administer participant feedback and communicate with Synergistiq

Face-to-face training

  • confirm bookings through Synergistiq’s booking portal and confirm details with a school
  • set up refreshments for participants and confirm registrations
  • facilitate the relevant module
  • answer participant questions
  • administer participant feedback and communicate with Synergistiq.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Senior school leadership or departmental experience; ex principal or vice principal experience strongly preferred
  • Presentation experience in an education context
  • Knowledge of school councils
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and good humour
  • Professional demeanour
  • A Working with Children Check and Police Check
  • A current Victorian drivers’ licence

Value Add

  • Online facilitation experience
  • Polycom/WebEx experience
  • Familiarity with the VAGO report on School Councils

Facilitators are paid on a per session basis and are reimbursed (where relevant) for their travel and ancillary costs. A small fee is paid for participation in the facilitator training, once the facilitator has commenced delivering the modules.

Applicants are asked to provide a curriculum vitae and a short covering letter (max one page) describing experience and knowledge of the relevant training areas. Please nominate the modules that you would like to deliver and the delivery modes you are willing to facilitate (face to face, virtual, both). We encourage candidates to apply, even if they have little or no experience with online facilitation or the Zoom platform. All facilitators this year had previously delivered only face-to-face training, and were supported to transition successfully to virtual delivery, creating additional professional opportunities for them.

Please submit your resume and a very short covering letter/email to Samantha Beg at [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply, including candidates looking to juggle parenting responsibilities around part-time work.