Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE618478
This is a permanent full-time position commencing April, 2020
The Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy Division is looking to appoint a dedicated Senior Consultant - Policy, Research and Ethics.
This role offers the unique opportunity to establish a new function for the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority). As the Senior Consultant, you will be required to establish the ‘ethics’ function for the responsible disclosure of data for research involving students. The position includes the development of policy, processes and procedures and providing support to establish a committee to advise the Board on ethics related matters connected with third-party requests for data for the purposes of research. This role will also require the successful applicant to review and develop policy for other business units supporting the Authority.
The successful applicant must possess experience working in a research ethics role including establishing and supporting the function, applied knowledge of interpreting legislation, writing and implementing policy. Also, skills such as strong written and verbal communications, the ability to critically think, attention to detail and a solution-oriented attitude would be highly desirable.
The School Curriculum and Standards Division provides administrative and secretariat services for, and implements the decisions of, 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.
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 school 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:
- The ability to identify and evaluate current State and National education issues, policies and systems.
- Highly developed research, analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills including the ability to identify and clarify patterns and trends, process improvements and provide innovative thinking in problem solving.
- Highly developed written communication skills including experience in the preparation of Ministerial responses, briefings, policy and complex reports.
- Highly developed oral and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to undertake high-level consultations and negotiations.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements and policy governing human research, including human research ethic processes.
- Substantial skills and experience in providing executive and administrative support to a committee or board.
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 Roshan Perera, Manager - Strategic and External Relations, by telephoning (08) 9273 6707 or email@example.com.
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 the context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to four (4) pages 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.
Eligibility and training
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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- 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 Friday, 14 February 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED