Student Achievement
Principal Professional Review
Principal Consultant
Level 7, $120,725 - $129,033 per annum (PSCA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE719865

This is a permanent full-time position commencing February 2022 

Professional Benefits

Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
  • More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave

The Role and our Branch

Principal Professional Reviews are a key element of the Department’s school accountability mechanisms. The purpose of the review process is twofold: to assist principals to improve their leadership of their school; and to assure the Director General that every principal is meeting or exceeding expectations. The reviews contribute to strengthening public confidence that every principal is operating effectively and facilitating high quality education to students.

We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.

Principal Professional Review is a new and exciting project. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be involved in the development and implementation of an enhanced State-wide process aligned to Department priorities. The successful applicant will contribute to the preparation of strategic documents, including policies, guidelines and standards, to influence overall strategic direction for promoting, developing and implementing the Principal Professional Review. They will monitor and provide advice on policies, procedures, budgets and critical operational issues relating to the Principal Professional Review Directorate.

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 ability to provide leadership, develop options, apply strategic thinking to achieve outcomes and develop and implement effective change management strategies.
  2. Demonstrated highly developed oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to undertake high-level consultations, collaborations and negotiations.
  3. Demonstrated highly developed written communication and presentation skills, including extensive experience in preparing policies, standards, briefings, reports and speeches.
  4. Demonstrated highly developed conceptual, analytical, research and investigation skills and the ability to make decisions and provide innovative solutions to complex problems and issues.
  5. Demonstrated substantial understanding and sensitivity to the strategic requirements and direction of the Government and knowledge of Western Australia’s educational system, operations at a central, regional and school level.

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 Fiona Kelly, Director Principal Professional Review, by telephoning (08) 9264 4689 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
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
  • 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 Monday, 24 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: - published jdf - 00041894 - principal consultant - principal professional review - ps l7 - oct 2021.pdf

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WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: East Perth
CLOSING DATE: 2022-01-24 4:30 PM