Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE847230
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
The System Response and Transformation (SRT) division is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and skilled Program Delivery Manager to lead the Program Management Office (PMO) and to contribute to the improvement of positive educational outcomes for young people in Western Australia.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The Department of Education’s core purpose is to provide every student with a pathway to a successful future. Student health, wellbeing, engagement and achievement are interrelated and core to each student’s success. Quality teaching strengthens student performance and enhances their ability to achieve their goals. This is best achieved when the system, schools, students, families, communities and other agencies work in partnership.
The partnership approach is underpinned by school autonomy within a connected and unified public school system – schools know their students, families and communities best and are best placed to effect positive outcomes through local place-based decision-making.
Local planning in schools is best supported by a public school system where quality decisions are made at the highest level. This includes directing resources to where they are most needed and designing new initiatives that make a difference to schools and young people. Quality information, accountability and effective project and program management are core to achieving this – building and assuring these practices across the Department is the remit of the SRT division.
SRT’s PMO drives and provides oversight of responses and initiatives that facilitate the delivery of the Department’s strategic intent. We do this by initiating, managing, and monitoring projects of strategic importance using project management methodologies to underpin collaboration, standardisation, and the timely delivery of key project milestones.
The allocation of staff to projects and initiatives within the division is flexible with the right people being drawn upon at the right time from across the Division to support delivery of our collective business priorities based on the necessary skills and expertise.
As the leader of a high performing and highly skilled team, the Program Delivery Manager has the responsibility for program governance of system-wide initiatives. The successful applicant must have high level project management skills; the ability to support subject matter experts in delivering high risk and high accountability projects; and the ability to bring people together to achieve common goals while managing competing deadlines and changing priorities. This position also has responsibility for HR and finance activities within the PMO.
The Program Delivery Manager will work as a member of a flexible and agile leadership team across the Transformation Office and Business Intelligence to ensure consistency of practice throughout the division.
It is highly desirable that applicants have experience with Sensei IQ or similar project management software, HP TRIM or similar records management software, and the Microsoft 365 suite of apps.
The Department’s System Response and Transformation division are seeking a highly motivated and innovative professional to fill the role of Program Delivery Manager.
The Division’s Program Management Office drives and provides oversight of responses and initiatives that facilitate the delivery of the Department’s strategic intent and prepare the Department for the future. We do this by initiating, managing, and monitoring projects of strategic importance using project management methodologies to underpin collaboration, standardisation, and the on time, on budget delivery of key project metrics
As the Program Delivery Manager, you will be responsible for planning and implementing the Program Management Office to ensure the effective delivery of key Department projects and programs. In this role you will be required to provide high-level advice to the Executive Director and senior managers in relation to project governance, management and associated methodologies as well as providing guidance to project managers responsible for the delivery of projects.
The successful applicant will appropriately deploy resources, including people, financial, physical and information to ensure planned outcomes are delivered. In addition to this you will represent the Department, as required, on committees and working parties.
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.
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 Milanna Heberle, Executive Director – System Response and Transformation by telephoning (08) 9264 8992 or emailing Milanna.Heberle@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 four (4) page statement addressing the selection criteria in the attached JDF, 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 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
- hold a recognised qualification in Project, Program or Portfolio Management or equivalent extensive experience
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- 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’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 16 October 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.