Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE559154
This is a permanent full-time position commencing in January 2019
The School Curriculum and Standards Division provides administrative and secretariat services for, and implements the decisions of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority). The Authority provides quality curriculum, assessment and standards to enable all Western Australian students to become confident, creative learners and active, informed citizens who contribute positively to society.
The Curriculum Assessment and Strategic Policy Directorate are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Principal Consultant – Curriculum, Assessment and Certification.
The Principal Consultant – Curriculum, Assessment and Certification provides professional and strategic management support to the Principal Executive Advisors through leadership, development, implementation, coordination and management of projects, programs and initiatives pertaining to Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum, assessment and certification. This position provides the Principal Executive Advisors with high-level strategic advice in relation to current issues and initiatives initiates and undertakes complex projects, research and evaluation tasks related to Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum, assessment and certification and other issues as they arise and sets priorities for completion.
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 directorate 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.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of current trends, initiatives and reforms in education, particularly the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline and the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
- Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively to manage a range of complex projects and issues.
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in undertaking high-level consultations, collaborations and negotiations.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical, research and investigation skills, and the ability to make decisions and provide innovative solutions to complex problems and issues.
- Highly developed written communication skills, including extensive experience in preparing correspondence, reports, briefing notes and speeches.
- Highly developed organisational skills with a proven ability to deliver outcomes on schedule in a demanding environment and under tight timeframes.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the directorate may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
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 further job related information:
Please contact Trish Dunnett, Principal Consultant, Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy, by telephoning (08) 9273 6794 or emailing Patricia.Dunnett@scsa.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- a two (2) page statement addressing all the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the directorate;
- a maximum of a four (4) page CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position; and
- the contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- 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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- complete 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, 22 November 2018.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED