Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE809355
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
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Manager to lead our Policy and Quality Assurance team. The successful applicant will be confident working in a regulatory environment on a range of policy, governance, and business improvement activities to support the functions and work of the Teacher Registration Board of WA.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The Manager Policy and Quality Assurance provides expert strategic policy and regulatory advice to the Director and the Board regarding current and emerging matters that are strategically significant and have implications for teacher registration and the accreditation of initial teacher education programs. The position is also responsible for ensuring a client centred framework for stakeholder communication and engagement is established and maintained.
The successful applicant will work with a cohesive, highly capable, and autonomous team. You will ideally possess leadership skills that recognise and empower team members' capability to undertake their respective projects, programs, and priorities.
With a strong stakeholder focus and working alongside other senior managers, the successful applicant will possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and sustain productive internal and external relationships.
Key short to mid-term priorities of the position include overseeing the review and development of policy arising from recent amendments to the Teacher Registration Act 2012, responding to national developments in the approach to accreditation of initial teacher education programs and assisting in the review of the Board’s current strategic direction.
The Teacher Registration Directorate comprises of the Registration and Customer Services Branch, the Investigations and Compliance Branch and the Policy and Quality Assurance Branch. The Directorate is responsible for providing secretariat services to the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia. The Directorate supports the Board’s mission of serving the public interest by ensuring that teachers are registered, and teacher education programmes are accredited in accordance with relevant legislation and in the best interests of children.
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
- Shapes and Manages Strategy
- Demonstrated experience in leading the development and analysis of policy and strategy with a demonstrated ability to apply this to the regulatory environment underpinned by the Act.
- Understands the organisation’s objectives and links between the business unit, organisation and the whole of government agenda. Considers the ramifications of a wide range of issues, anticipates priorities and develops long-term plans for own work area.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of legislative and policy frameworks applicable to a regulatory environment and ability to interpret and apply this to teacher registration and course accreditation processes.
- An excellent ability to develop and review policy to align to strategic and business outcomes in a continuous improvement environment.
- Achieves Results
- Demonstrated experience in managing and leading teams to deliver services within a regulatory environment.
- Demonstrated experience in developing quality systems and complying with agency processes and accountability requirements.
- The ability to impart and develop customer service and continuous improvement.
- Builds Productive Relationships
- Skills in mentoring, supporting and developing individuals and teams.
- Ability to represent the Department and provide high level policy advice and support at an Agency and Board level.
- Exemplifies Personal Integrity and Self-awareness
- Adopts a principled approach and adheres to public sector values and Code of Conduct.
- Acts professionally and impartially at all times and operates within the boundaries of organisational processes and legal and public policy constraints.
- Operates as an effective representative of the organisation in public and internal forums.
- Demonstrated commitment to leading by example and promoting professionalism, probity and professional development5.
- Communicates and Influences Effectively
- Effective communication skills, including a high level of interpersonal, negotiation and complaint management experience
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 Richard Miles, Director - Teacher Registration by telephoning (08) 9223 9106 or emailing email@example.com
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 maximum four (4) 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
- 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, 30 March 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.