PLEASE NOTE: As of 2pm 14 October 2020, the tenure of this vacancy has been amended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE651220
This is a five (5) year fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP
In the role of Director, Intergovernmental Relations, you will lead the development of strategic policies and initiatives for issues that are a high priority and/or high-risk as identified by the State Government, Minister and Corporate Executive in Commonwealth-State and related policy areas.
The successful applicant will oversee the development, research and coordination of Commonwealth-State policy analysis and advice in strategic education issues to address state and national education priorities. They will provide leadership and strategic advice to support the Department’s and the Western Australian Government’s education reform agenda, priorities and commitments.
You will provide leadership and work collaboratively with the Department’s Corporate Executive Team, as well as central and regional leaders and leaders from other systems and sectors on reviewing and evaluating strategic education, programs, projects, policies and initiatives.
The Intergovernmental Relations Directorate is a pivotal function ensuring the education portfolio is aware of and connected to all relevant National ministerial forums and related developments. The Directorate ensures Western Australia’s perspective is visible and professionally advocated for on priority matters with national application.
The Directorate also provides high-level strategic policy advice and policy on Commonwealth and State policy in relation to public schooling in Western Australia and ensures that the State complies with any governance and reporting requirements in National Agreements. High level strategic advice is provided to Central Agencies, the Minister, and the Director General on intergovernmental matters affecting public schooling.
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:
- Shapes and manages strategy
- Achieves results
- Builds productive relationships
- Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness
- Communicates and influences effectively
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria 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 Jim Bell, Executive Director Strategy and Policy, by telephoning (08) 9264 5068 or emailing email@example.com
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 selection criteria, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to three (3) 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:
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching
- 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 Tuesday, 27 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED