Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE822771
This is a thirty (30) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP with possible extension
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 10.5 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
The Role and our Branch
The Deputy Director General, Schools portfolio develops the overall strategic directions for promoting and developing public schools in Western Australia. We are seeking a highly motivated Principal Consultant to fill the role.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The Office of the Deputy Director General, Schools is involved in system-wide educational projects, initiatives, strategies and reforms being undertaken within the Department, supporting continuous improvement opportunities and effective risk management.
The Principal Consultant – Kaartdijin Project will provide strategic advice and professional support to the Deputy Director General, Schools for Program Kaartdijin.
Program Kaartdijin’s scope is to replace the current School Information System (SIS) with a contemporary product/s that will enable a more effective approach to student administration, school administration, timetabling and finance across all Public Schools in Western Australia.
Although the position does not require a technical expert skill set, you will need a broad system perspective, with the ability to be agile and responsive to the needs of the role and competing priorities. Excellent written skills will also be required, as you will prepare high-level briefing notes, reports, speaking points, research and discussion papers for presentation to senior management and the Minister’s Office. Applicants should have strong organisational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work between business areas.
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 written communication skills, including extensive experience in the preparation of correspondence, reports, Ministerials and briefing notes.
2. Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships and networks, including experience in undertaking high-level consultations, collaborations and negotiations.
4. Demonstrated highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in developing options, applying strategic thinking to achieve outcomes and implement effective change management strategies.
5. Demonstrated highly developed organisational skills with a proven ability to deliver outcomes on schedule in a demanding environment and under tight timeframes.
6. Demonstrated high-level project and program management skills, including ability to implement processes to facilitate monitoring, reporting and successful delivery.
Shortlisted applicants will have their skills and experiences in relation to the remaining selection criteria assessed in the further stages of the recruitment process. Remaining selection criteria can be found on the attached Job Description Form (JDF).
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 Nicole Symes, Principal Consultant - Projects by telephoning (08) 9264 5036 or emailing Nicole.Symes@education.wa.edu.au
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 Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- 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 Monday, 12 June 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.