Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE794906
Provide professional and strategic support for WA’s public-school reviews
We are seeking two (2) dynamic and motivated individuals who will provide professional and strategic management support to the Directors, Public School Accountability. You will conduct research, prepare briefings and reports, provide quality assurance for a range of deliverables, and liaise with Departmental staff in relation to policies, procedures and operational matters.
We currently have two (2) permanent full time positions commencing March 2023.
The successful applicants will have strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrate the leadership skills and attributes necessary to support the efficient and effective operations of the Directorate.
With exceptional organisational skills, you will support corporate planning, decision making and reporting by providing data analysis, interpretation and consultancy services on trends and issues pertaining to Public School Reviews. You will conduct research and investigations to ensure issues and risks are efficiently and effectively managed, providing appropriate recommendations.
Through regular consultation, collaboration and negotiations with stakeholders you will manage and support the development of business plans and annual reports to achieve business outcomes and agreed service levels.
The Public School Accountability directorate has a specific role to conduct reviews to provide assurance that a school is operating effectively and delivering high-quality education to its students. Public School Reviews are conducted in all Western Australian public schools. School self-assessments are submitted electronically and considered by a review team comprised of a Director and a Principal peer reviewer. The review team conduct a school-based validation visit and a report is prepared reflecting the school's submission, planning intentions and confirming the review return timeframe. The Public School Accountability directorate also undertakes commissioned processes, such as targeted reviews.
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.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following selection criteria.
- Highly developed leadership, strategic planning and change management skills that demonstrate ability to coordinate, monitor, report and deliver strategic outcomes.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical, research and investigation skills, including the ability to make recommendations and provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
- Highly developed written communication skills and experience in the preparation of reports, speeches, briefings and correspondence.
- Highly developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively consult, collaborate and negotiate with stakeholders at a senior level.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of State, National and International trends, initiatives and developments that impact on the education sector.
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.
Please contact Maxine Augustson, Director Public School Review, by telephoning (08) 9264 4015 or emailing Maxine.Augustson@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 five (5) 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
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 2 February 2023.
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.