Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE808866
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
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
The School Curriculum and Standards Division (SCS) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Principal Consultant, Secondary, Curriculum and Assessment - International to be part of a challenging, rewarding and exciting international education opportunity.
The position requires an individual with specialised expertise in the teaching of Biology and Human Biology in Years 11 and 12 and the Science learning area in Years 7 to 10. An applied knowledge of the Years 11 and 12 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Psychology course is desirable.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The position will provide support, including moderation related activities, to overseas schools approved by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) to deliver the Western Australian curriculum. The role will support the diverse needs of the Authority's international education program to ensure overseas schools effectively implement the Western Australian curriculum. The role will also ensure standards of Western Australian curriculum are maintained in overseas schools.
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 students studying the Western Australian curriculum to become confident, creative learners and active, informed citizens who contribute positively to society.
The Authority has been licensing Western Australian curriculum to overseas schools for more than 36 years and is undertaking a phased expansion of its international education program in accordance with the State’s international education strategy.
Working within international education will provide the successful candidate with opportunities to be innovative in the design and implementation of support for overseas schools, and to work in a challenging but fulfilling environment. The branch also provides opportunities to work in international education to support State Government priorities for the sector.
The successful applicant will have:
- Sound applied knowledge in implementing Western Australian curriculum over Years 7 to 12.
- Ability to work in a high pressure environment that requires innovative thinking.
- Strong communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills.
- Agile working style to accommodate the emerging needs of overseas schools and the program.
- Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Who are we
Visit our website at www.scsa.wa.edu.au to view videos from our branch and staff members.
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
- Demonstrated high-level knowledge of curriculum and assessment in the context of the Outline, the WACE, ATAR course examinations, performance monitoring and review.
- Demonstrated high-order conceptual and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated substantial project and program management skills, including the ability to implement processes to facilitate monitoring, reporting and successful delivery and objectives in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in undertaking consultation, stakeholder engagement, collaboration and negotiation.
- Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership.
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 Roshan Perera, Associate Director – International Education by telephoning (08) 9273 6707 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 two (2) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in 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 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
- hold or obtain a valid passport and be eligible to travel to Authority endorsed interstate and overseas destinations
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- 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
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 24 March 2023.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT 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.