Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE710265
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
The Department of Education's School Performance branch is offering an opportunity to a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed candidate to join their team in the position of Principal Consultant - Incident Reporting and Monitoring.
Public school principals are required to inform the Department of emergencies and critical incidents that relate to their school. The Principal Consultant - Incident Reporting and Monitoring will be responsible for implementing, coordinating and supporting school incident notification, collection and reporting. The successful applicant will monitor, review and evaluate the effectiveness of school incident notification, collection and reporting and provide input to the development of Departmental policy, frameworks, and strategic planning.
In addition, the principal consultant is required to respond to requests for incident data from a wide variety of audiences and for a variety of purposes by collecting, analysing and reporting data that is appropriate to the audience and purpose. The successful applicant will provide professional advice to schools and business areas and undertake research to identify emerging trends and issues related to school incident notification.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
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.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience in managing and supporting incident notification, collection and reporting, including substantial knowledge of the relevant policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated high-level project and program management skills, including ability to implement processes to facilitate monitoring, reporting and successful delivery.
- Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships and networks, including experience in undertaking high-level consultations, collaborations and negotiations.
- Demonstrated highly developed written communication skills, including extensive experience in the preparation of correspondence, reports, ministerials, briefing notes and policy.
- Demonstrated highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills and experience in applying strategic thinking to achieve outcomes and implement effective change management strategies to achieve educational outcomes.
- Demonstrated highly developed organisational skills with a proven ability to deliver outcomes on schedule in a demanding environment and under tight timeframes.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed. Please contact Bronwyn Whitfield, A/Manager, on (08) 9264 4686 or at Bronwyn.Whitfield@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A statement of up to six pages addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to three pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two work-related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (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 before commencing employment
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- the Department’s training in Accountability 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, 10 November 2021.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
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 division 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.