While only working here on a temporary contract (10 weeks) the organisation provides flexible working hours and also a vehicle for work and personal use. Colleagues are friendly albeit somewhat institutionalised.
As an education provider, the focus is on education and the organisation is run by former teachers and members of the clergy (ex-priests, ex-brothers, ex-nuns). This is alright to a point, but when it applies to non-teaching related disciplines such as property acquisition and building, there is a disconnect. This is because the teachers have teaching backgrounds and not property backgrounds and aren't across some of the issues associated with land development.
Advice to Management
Provide greater budget support for land acquisition to meet future school needs and introduce a more commercial approach to land acquisition and school development.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Brisbane Catholic Education (Brisbane (Australia)) in April 2010.
The application process was quite detailed and performed online. Definitely the most detailed application I have completed. The interview process was quite basic and was a simple inquiry into my prior experience. Based on the individuals in the interview, my perception was that this section of the organisation wasn't very commercial in its approach to property acquisition and development and it seemed to be a place, where in my opinion 'property professionals went to die'. Harsh, but that was my first reaction and given the majority of people within have been employed for 10+ years, clearly projected an institutionalised culture.
Basic. They offered me the role a week after my interview. I had just come back from overseas and needed a job, so accepted without too much negotiation.
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