Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE749554
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
The Role and our Branch
The Statewide Services Division provides the services and supports required by schools to enable student achievement, with a focus on those students and schools that need it most. The Leadership branch provides direct support to school principals through a range of initiatives and provides high-quality, innovative and evidence-based professional learning programs for school leaders at all stages of their career.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The Leadership branch is responsible for developing strategies to coordinate the effective provision and implementation of high-level quality professional learning and support for public school leaders.
The Manager will provide high-level leadership and professional support to the Service Director, Leadership and work with the team to implement system strategies and priorities to strengthen school leadership and deliver programs to build leadership capability. Our Leadership programs build the skill and capacity of school leaders, aspirants, and other employees with leadership responsibilities.
This position will promote career development pathways and integrate and deliver system-wide professional learning for school leaders.
To be successful in this position applicants will be required to demonstrate a deep understanding of their own personal attributes and how they influence your actions and behaviours as a leader.
The six attributes are:
- Openness and capacity for learning
- Interpersonal acumen
- Drive to excel
The Manager will be responsible for the following:
- Lead the development and delivery of school and system leadership capability building programs.
- Lead and facilitate staff to implement leadership programs.
- Lead process for the development of professional learning, resources and materials to support school and system leaders.
- Identify, manage and mitigate risks associated with leadership programs and projects.
- Implement project management strategies to ensure program deliverables are met.
- Manage and monitor the effectiveness of leadership capability programs and support services developed for school leaders.
- Provide subject matter expertise as required to inform other system responses.
- Prepare high-level reports, briefing notes, project status reports and Ministerial communication.
- Provide high-level advice to senior departmental officers on systemic reform initiatives, directions and outcomes in relation to leadership capability.
- Consult, collaborate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders on matters pertaining to leadership projects.
- Develop, implement and evaluate policies, frameworks and initiatives that operationalise leadership strategies.
- Inform and contribute to system responses to State and Commonwealth initiatives related to school leadership.
- Build productive connections with other agencies and service providers in consultation with schools and the profession.
- Work within and across teams and business units to integrate service, support and advice to schools and the system.
- Work in a culturally responsive and context specific manner to productively and respectfully engage stakeholders.
- Monitor and manage staff leave entitlements to ensure accrued leave is cleared within a reasonable timeframe and in accordance with relevant awards, agreements and Departmental policy.
- Manage staff performance in accordance with the Public Sector Performance Management Standard and Departmental policy.
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
1. Implements and manages strategy
- Translates strategy into operational goals and creates a shared sense of purpose within the business unit.
- Engages others in the strategic direction of the work area, encourages their contribution, and communicates expected outcomes.
- Considers the ramifications of a wide range of issues, anticipates priorities and develops long term plans for the work area.
- Understands objective, critical analysis and distils the core issues.
2. Achieves results
- Evaluates ongoing project and program performance and identifies critical success factors.
- Establishes clear plans and timeframes for project implementation and outlines specific activities.
- Strives to achieve and encourages others to do the same.
- Monitors progress and identifies risks that may impact outcome and adjusts plans as required.
3. Builds productive relationships
- Builds and sustains relationships with a network of key people internally and externally.
- Recognises shared agendas and works toward mutually beneficial outcomes.
- Brings people together and encourages input from key stakeholders.
4. Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness
- Acts professionally and impartially at all times and operates within the boundaries of organisational processes and legal and public policy constraints.
- Takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives and progressing work and commits energy and drive to see that goals are achieved.
- Persists and focuses on achieving objectives even in difficult circumstances.
5. Communicates and influences effectively
- Confidently presents information in a clear, concise and articulate manner and translates information for others.
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 Steph McDonald, Director - Leadership by telephoning (08) 9413 3300 or emailing Steph.McDonald@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 three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, 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 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
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- 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
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au)
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 30 May 2022.
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.