Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE610677
This is a permanent full-time position commencing January 2020
The Workforce Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Principal HR Consultant in the Workforce Management Branch.
The successful applicant will manage and lead the delivery of a comprehensive human resource consultancy service to schools, central and regional services on human resource management, governance and practice. You will liaise with senior officers within central and regional services and schools to provide reactive and proactive improvements and intervention measures to address operational and strategic human resource management risks.
The successful applicant will promote a culture supportive of innovation and continuous process improvement, including identifying where system change, support and capacity building in schools is required and addressing identified internal and external compliance needs.
This role will require you to manage and coordinate the delivery of systematic professional learning programs across a range of human resource management activities to school leaders, including aspirants, school support staff and other human resource practitioners. Along with this you will manage and quality assure operational human resources activities and support services to schools, central and regional offices, including the ongoing development and implementation of workforce resources and online materials. You will also manage and lead staff members within the Workforce Management team in the development and achievement of directorate goals.
The successful applicant will develop and implement a comprehensive team management plan to develop staff and share knowledge and experience. You will research and develop best practice processes to support delegated human resource management across the Department while providing support to the Manager with the development and review of system-wide workforce strategies and guidelines, and the negotiation of high level issues with Departmental Executive.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity in providing a consultancy service and managing a range of complex and diverse human resource projects and activities.
- High-level interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate productive consultation, negotiation and teamwork with school, regional and central services-based management on complex HR issues.
- Extensive knowledge of human resources policy, procedures and practices within the public sector legislative framework and an understanding of the application of these within a large decentralized and complex organisation.
- High-level of conceptual, analytical and research skills with the ability to develop strategic options and apply strategic thinking to achieve outcomes in the context of complex human resource policy and practice.
- Highly developed leadership and management skills in motivating and developing staff.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
For further job related information:
Please contact John Rossi, Manager Workforce Management, by telephoning (08) 9264 4945 or emailing John.Rossi@education.wa.edu.au.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 10 December 2019.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED