Statewide Services
Road Safety and Drug Education
Principal Consultant - Road Safety
Level EO3: $131,898 - $138,369 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE724759

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP with possible extension and/or permanency

The Role and our Branch

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced educator to join our Road Safety and Drug Education branch. 

We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.

As the Principal Consultant, Road Safety you will work with the branch and key stakeholders to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning resources, professional learning programs and services that support road safety initiatives.  

You will provide expertise and strategic advice to lead the continual development of road safety education programs delivered by early childhood services, schools, and other education and training service providers across Western Australia. Your experience will also guide the delivery of quality teaching and learning practices to support road safety education.

The Road Safety and Drug Education branch delivers prevention education to keep children and young people safe. The programs are designed to contribute to the reduction of road trauma and harm from alcohol and other drug use. Its education strategies and resources support early childhood service providers, schools, parents/carers and the broader education community to implement whole-school road safety and alcohol and other drugs education programs. 

The branch sits within the Student Engagement and Wellbeing directorate of Statewide Services. The Statewide Services division which provides the services and supports required by schools to enable student achievement, with a focus on those students and schools that need it most.

Cultural Diversity

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

  1. Demonstrated highly developed skills and experience in managing and implementing system-wide projects or programs in a large and complex organisation.
  2. Demonstrated highly developed leadership skills with the ability to develop strategic directions in accordance with program objectives, visions and goals.
  3. Demonstrated highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues that inform decision-making.
  4. Demonstrated highly developed written communication and presentation skills, including extensive experience in preparing policies, reports, briefings, general communication and responses to Ministerial requests.
  5. Demonstrated highly developed oral and interpersonal skills, including the ability to undertake high-level consultations, collaborations and negotiations and build high-level relationships, alliances and networks.

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 Kerry O’Hare, Manager Road Safety and Drug Education by telephoning (08) 9402 6414 or emailing

Application Instructions

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
  • 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 before commencing employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete
    • 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


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 21 January 2022

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be 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

ATTACHMENTS: - jdf - 00038995 and 00042038 - _afety and drug education - eo3.pdf

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WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2022-01-21 4:30 PM