Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE859522
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 11 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
The Role and our Branch
The Teaching Quality and Innovation directorate leads the implementation of the Quality Teaching Strategy as the Department of Education’s position on effective teaching and drives the ongoing development of our workforce. Its purpose is to improve student achievement by building professional capability and enabling teaching and leadership excellence. The role of Principal Consultant requires substantial knowledge and understanding of effective, evidence-based teaching and learning practices.
The Curriculum Priorities branch provides advice to schools and the system and leads the development of strategies, professional learning, resources and tools that strengthen the capability of public schools and the profession. We are looking for team members who have a thorough understanding of contemporary approaches to delivering the curriculum and other teaching and learning priorities.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The Department’s Two-way Science Program is an approach to teaching and learning that connects the Western Australian Curriculum: Science, to Aboriginal knowledges. Two-way Science supports schools to build relationships with local Aboriginal communities to develop place-based culturally responsive teaching and learning programs for primary and secondary school students. The foundation of a Two-way Science learning program is cultural and ecological knowledge taught by local Aboriginal people to students on Country and in the classroom.
Two-way Science provides an opportunity for all students to learn about science from the world’s oldest continuing cultures, to strengthen Aboriginal student wellbeing and engagement, and to build respect for Aboriginal histories, cultures, people, knowledges and experiences amongst school staff and students.
As Principal Consultant, you will lead the Department’s Two-way Science Program, including the ongoing delivery and expansion.
The successful applicant will ideally be a team-orientated and collaborative individual as they will be required to establish and maintain effective networks and mutually respectful relationships within the Department and with Aboriginal communities, organisations and external stakeholders. You will also provide advice, knowledge, guidance and information on the Two-way Science program and prepare written correspondence for a range of audiences.
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, in the context of Two-way Science:
- Demonstrated substantial knowledge and understanding of the strategic direction of Western Australia’s public education system 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 implementing 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, Ministerials, briefing notes and policy.
- 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 Sandra Halley - Manager Curriculum Priorities by telephoning (08) 9402 6301 or emailing Sandra.Halley@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;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check if required
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 19 December 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.