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Employment Opportunities

We are currently inviting applications for the role of:

Café Manager 

Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning.

The Café Manager will be responsible for the daily running of the College Cafe providing recess and lunch to students and staff. The position requires a dynamic individual who is passionate about providing a healthy, nutritious food service to a school of approximately 820 children and 100 staff.

In addition to daily food preparation, other responsibilities include catering for College events such as sports carnivals and retreats, ordering stock, taking payments, stocktake and daily cleaning of the canteen facilities.


Key Areas of Responsibility


The role may include;

  • Effectively and efficiently managing the day-to-day management of the Café, Café staff and volunteers

  • Developing and implementing an efficient, affordable, quality food service at recess and lunch time which provides and models a wide variety of healthy, nutritious, enjoyable food and drinks

  • Ability to provide safe handling, preparation and serving of food in accordance with the CEWA Occupational Safety & Health in Schools policy

  • Ordering of Café supplies and conducting regular stocktakes

  • Demonstrating a desire to assist and provide outstanding service to students, staff and parents

  • Reflecting and supporting the healthy eating curriculum taught in the classrooms

  • Willingly participating in school activities

Essential Selection Criteria

The successful person will have;

  • A Catholic background or the ability to demonstrate empathy with the Catholic ethos of the College

  • Hold an appropriate qualification in the field

  • A minimum of 2 years proven experience in a similar role

  • Experience in ordering of Café supplies

  • Possess a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality and interpersonal skills

  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work

  • Ability to show initiative and take direction within a team context

  • Be an enthusiastic person with the ability to work as part of a very dedicate and committed team

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • In-depth knowledge of school administration systems such as SEQTA, MAZE or AoS

  • Demonstrated experience in an educational context

Qualifications Required


  • National Criminal Record Check

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards completing to CEWA Accreditation requirements. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework


Monday to Friday, 7.00am – 3.00pm.

40 weeks per year during the school term.

Some afterhours work may be required from time to time.


Salary Package

Level 5 - $51,982 (Full time equivalent)

Award: Administrative and Technical Officers EBA


How to Apply


All applicants must complete an Application Form including the relevant attachments required to be considered for any position.

Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to

Download the Application Form here.


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 4.00pm (WST) on Monday, 15 November 2021.

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.


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