Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE561516
This is a twenty-four (24) month fixed term, full-time position commencing January 2019 with possible extension (24 months)
The School Curriculum and Standards Division is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Principal Executive Advisor in the Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy branch.
The School Curriculum and Standards Division provides administrative and secretariat services for, and implements 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 Principal Executive Advisor provides high-level strategic advice to the Authority and Department of Education on emerging issues and ensures that there is a strong focus on supporting schools. The successful applicant will provide educational leadership and advice to the Authority on reform initiatives, directions and outcomes-related curriculum, assessment and policies and proposes effective actions within the context of the Authority’s resources. They will also collect, analyse and interpret quality data and contextual information as part of a system-wide approach to standards, performance, reporting, evaluation and accountability and prepare recommendations and reports for presentation to the Executive, the Board, Curriculum and Assessment Committee and Standards Committee.
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 branch 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).
- Highly developed verbal and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to undertake high-level negotiations, consultations and collaborations.
- Highly developed written communication and presentation skills, including extensive experience in preparing complex reports and briefing notes.
- Extensive skills and experience in providing effective educational leadership in a diverse range of school educational settings.
- Extensive skills and experience in developing and implementing professional learning programs, projects or strategies at a school, region or system level.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and strategy formulation skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems.
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 branch 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 Juanita Healy, Executive Director, Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy by telephoning (08) 9273 6310 or emailing Juanita.Healy@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 the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A four (4) page CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- 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:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of 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, 29 November 2018
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED