Working at Kennedy

Working at Kennedy

Kennedy staff work in a supportive and caring environment with great importance on staff wellbeing and professional learning and development.

Kennedy Baptist College is committed to creating a culture of excellence in all areas of its operations as an employer. We believe that providing equal opportunities to all staff members in recruitment, promotion, professional development, and salary structure is essential to achieving this goal.

Our campus

Our campus is modern and well-resourced. Set amid stunning natural bushland surrounds, it is located on the southern side of the Murdoch University grounds. We continue to grow and evolve as part of our master plan that include upgrades to our facilities and offices.

We are located five minutes from the Farrington Road exit off Kwinana Freeway, with easy, direct access to the Murdoch train station and the Fiona Stanley Hospital complex. It is a short drive to local shops in Bull Creek, Leeming or Kardinya.

Transport and Parking

Parking is available to staff at Kennedy Baptist College.

Transperth buses stop at Kennedy Baptist College from Murdoch and Cockburn Central train stations. Other Transperth buses are available at the Murdoch University bus stop. It is approximately a five-minute walk to the College.

College Cafeteria (Beedawong)

Beedawong is Kennedy’s modern cafeteria and dining room. The team provide a variety of discounted healthy meals, snack options and barista made coffee. In the adjacent staff lounge, you will find a self-serve coffee machine and a fruit basket for staff to freely partake.  

Research and Study Centre
The Kennedy Research and Study Centre (RASC) is always a hive of activity. The RASC even received the WASLA School Library of the Year award in 2020. Staff are encouraged to borrow resources and books. There are a variety of areas to read and work from, ranging from desks, to couches and reading pods.

Employee Benefits

Kennedy Baptist College actively reviews its remuneration against the relevant Awards and market conditions. Salaries are set according to the College rates of pay, qualifications and experience.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides staff and their immediate family members with free access to a counselling service.

The service is a confidential service provided by experienced and qualified counsellors to help resolve issues that impact employees and family members’ lives.

Kennedy Baptist College may organise a time for staff to voluntarily avail themselves of a free flu vaccination on-site.

HBF offers certain benefits to all full-time or part-time staff of Kennedy Baptist College who are members of HBF and pay their premiums by direct debit. HBF corporate members receive savings on:

  • Health insurance
  • Home, car and travel insurance
  • Fitness events.

Kennedy Baptist College encourages professional development for all staff and may reimburse costs associated with membership of professional associations.

Pastoral Care is the heartbeat of Kennedy life. This is extended to the whole Kennedy community.

Our School Psychologist, Counsellors and College Chaplain are available to provide support to staff as we express care for the whole person. Staff may also choose to contact our EAP provider for an external, confidential free counselling service.

The College Chaplain leads the College community as we live our value of Faith in our everyday lives.

Prayer is a way we come together as a community. We pray together as staff, with students and parents/guardians regularly.

Kennedy Baptist College actively supports professional and personal development for all staff. This is planned throughout the year and is planned with input from staff. Leadership is part of the Kennedy journey and learning in this area is supported by Christian Schools Association (CSA), Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) and others.

Our commitment to excellence covers both the big and small things. We actively look for opportunities to encourage and build each other up.

Kennedy Baptist College may offer you the opportunity to salary package some items.

Generally, the salary packaged item is paid directly from your before-tax salary to the service provider. Paying the item from your before-tax salary is often referred to as salary sacrifice.

Volunteering is an important part of community life; this is a way we live out one of our values – Service. There will be a number of different opportunities for staff to volunteer and participate in College life. Participation in the College dance, music or art showcases, College trips and tours, and community outreach events are just some examples where staff and students can together contribute to the Kennedy community and beyond.