Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE650939
The Department of Education is looking to fill this opportunity via secondment, temporary deployment, or via a fixed term appointment for a period of up to 12 months (with a possible extension), commencing as soon as possible.
Shape the future direction of the WA public school system
The Department of Education is the WA public sector’s largest employer, employing over 55,000 staff across the state and delivering quality education for over 312,000 students. This is a significant opportunity to impact the lives of WA children and their educational outcomes.
We are seeking a Chief Policy Officer who can lead the department’s new Strategy Policy Unit. This unit provides robust and informed advice to senior decision-makers on high-impact department and system-wide issues, to support delivery of strategic priorities and ministerial directions.
The Chief Policy Officer is responsible for leading strategic policy reform that will have implications across the Department. They provide comprehensive, high level advice and policy expertise to the Minister, Director General and Corporate Executive on strategic issues of system, state and national significance. They also work collaboratively with other Department directorates to develop effective strategies to enhance educational outcomes across Western Australia.
The Chief Policy Officer influences the future policy direction for the education sector in this State. Specifically, this position will lead a team that:
- creates stronger evidence base for strategic policy decisions;
- develops bold innovative and forward thinking policy positions;
- facilitates consistent, Department-wide approaches to issues; and
- aligns Departmental effort with strategic directions and Government priorities.
To enable this, we are seeking an influential and strategic public policy professional who possess high levels of personal integrity. Candidates with experience providing contemporary and informed advice to shape strategic agendas are encouraged to apply. We want you to bring a structured and intentional approach to complex policy issues that are embedded within the broader education policy agenda and underpin them with evidence, insight and engagement.
More details on the role and the Selection Criteria can be found in the attached Job Description Form.
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 these work related requirements. The business needs of the Department will also be considered. It is recommended that you consider all information contained in this 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, on 9264 5068 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 describing your skills and experience, relating to the Work Related Requirements. Responses should be in the context of the role and department’s needs as they are described above;
- A current CV outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role; and
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.
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.
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.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- 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 Wednesday, 4 November 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED