Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE796340
This is a permanent full-time position commencing as soon as possible.
The Role and our Branch
The Strategy and Policy Division is seeking a consultant to join a highly motivated and vibrant team providing regulatory services including assessing and monitoring that Independent and Catholic non-government schools in Western Australia are safe places where students learn.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
We are seeking an individual who is an enthusiastic self-starter, eager to learn and able to take on challenges in a customer focussed regulatory environment. Further professional development and mentoring in regulatory practice, if required, will be available to those seeking to transition to this rewarding career opportunity. As you will be working within a team environment and liaising with schools and key stakeholders, strong interpersonal and communication skills are important attributes.
This role will also require you to identify emerging issues and trends in education that may have a bearing on the application of legislation and policy. You will also be involved in the development and implementation of new resources to assist Departmental staff in the review and assessment of non-government schools.
Who are we
Visit our website for more information on the Non-Government School Regulation Directorate: www.education.wa.edu.au/non-government-school-registration
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 ability to interpret and provide advice on legislation, guidelines and policy.
- Demonstrated well developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Demonstrated well developed written communication and conceptualisation skills, including the ability to clearly explain information and issues.
Shortlisted applicants will have their skills and experiences in relation to the remaining selection criteria assessed in the further stages of the recruitment process. Remaining selection criteria can be found on the attached Job Description Form (JDF).
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 enquiries are welcomed
Please contact Dr Owen Kelly, Manager - Non-Government School Regulation, by telephoning (08) 9441 1947 or emailing Owen.Kelly@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 two (2) 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
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 8 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.