Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE749655
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
- Access to a diverse range of professional and career opportunities across Western Australia
The Role and our Branch
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic professional to advise and support the Executive Director, Statewide Services in the delivery of best practice services to public schools across Western Australia.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
Statewide Services provides the services and supports required by schools to enable student achievement, with a focus on those students and schools that need it the most. It works in partnership with other parts of the system’s school improvement architecture to deliver a world class education system that prepares young Western Australians for the challenges and opportunities of the future.
As Principal Consultant, ideally, you will possess agility in responding to the demands and competing priorities of the role, whilst also identifying opportunities to strengthen processes and strategies. You will work collaboratively within and beyond the division to ensure that Statewide Services is delivering timely, high quality responses and support to both schools and the system.
You will ideally use your exceptional communication and analytical skills to research, prepare and review briefings, reports, and discussion papers for presentation to the department’s executive and the Minister’s office. A substantial knowledge of public education, together with a broad understanding of government priorities and election commitments as they relate to education in Western Australia, will be assets in this role.
In this varied and challenging role, no days are the same. What will set you apart is your ability to manage competing priorities, capacity to respond flexibly, make sound decisions, and to provide strategic and considered advice.
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 substantial knowledge and understanding of the public education context and operations at a central, regional and school level.
- Demonstrated high-level planning and management skills with a proven ability to plan and coordinate initiatives in a complex environment.
- 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 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, Ministerial communication, briefing notes and policy documents.
- 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 Dene Cranwell, Director, Statewide Services by telephoning (08) 6206 2063 or emailing Dene.Cranwell@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
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- 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 Thursday, 9 June 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.