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I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Executives

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Director, Educational Leadership - 4 x roles

Job Reference: 127387646

Director, Educational Leadership ? 4 x roles (Requisition number 00007LLG)


Are you interested in making a difference to education in NSW public schools?

 

  • 4 x Full-time temporary roles for 2 years (with the possibility of extension or conversion to ongoing employment)
  • All roles commencing Term 2, 2020
  • These are Public Service senior executive band 1 roles
  • The total remuneration package range for these roles is $236,469 - $259,523 per annum
  • Current substantive Principals of NSW Public Schools who are successful in their application for the term role will retain right of return, for up to the two-year period, to an at-level principalship role
  • There are 110 principal networks across NSW - 4 of these networks have a current vacancy. The principal network locations for these roles are Eastern Creek, The Forest, The Ponds and Macarthur.

Applications close: 11:59pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020

 

About the Department
The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

 

School Operations and Performance Division
School Operations and Performance Division leads and directs the operations of more than 2,200 NSW public schools. The division aims to maximise the academic achievements of all students and create a culture of success, learning and a desire to achieve, underpinned by innovative, adaptive and supportive strategies that support the quality of teaching and educational leadership at the school level. The division is responsible for the achievement of excellence in educational leadership, professional practice and school performance in preschools, infants, primary, secondary, central and community schools, specialist and comprehensive schools, specific purpose schools, intensive English and environmental education centres. The overarching goal of School Operations and Performance Division is to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students in our public schools from preschool to year 12.

 

The School Operations and Performance Division maintains very clear lines of sight between the authority and accountability of principals, the supervision and support of directors, the strategic leadership and direction of Executive Directors, School Performance and the achievement of government priorities and the department?s strategic plan. The executive structure is underpinned by strong professional relationships and evidence-based accountability at every level.

 

About the role
As the Director, Educational Leadership you will have a key strategic role in supporting the continuous improvement of principals in NSW public schools to ensure that the work of schools is evidence-based and responsive to the needs of all students from preschool to year 12. The Director, Educational Leadership provides differentiated line management support to principals in their pivotal responsibility for leading and managing their school. The Director, Educational Leadership will work with the Principal to ensure evidence-based decision-making is focused on improving student progress and achievement by improving the quality of teachers and through effective school planning, self-assessment and change management processes.

 

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated capabilities in providing educational leadership and direction; the ability to support and enhance principal performance to ensure key accountabilities are being met, manage high level contentious issues and provide prompt resolution of issues of educational, industrial, legal and political significance. It is also essential to build highly effective relationships with key stakeholders and identify opportunities for collaboration on programs and initiatives.

 

The NSW Department of Education is dedicated to becoming Australia?s best education system and one of the finest in the world. All work at the Department is strongly aligned to the strategic goals and values of the organisation. Explore the NSW Department of Education 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

 

How to apply
The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the Department.

 

If you are interested in this role please apply online and include, a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume in a maximum of 5 pages, which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of the Directorate. This should be submitted as one complete document. Please also include the name and contact details of two referees, including your current supervisor.

 

Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via I work for NSW. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted. Applications must be attached in either Word or PDF format.

 

The online application form requires you to indicate which principal network is your first preference, as well as whether you are interested in being considered for other principal network locations.

 

For the application process, you must also answer the essential requirements as listed below. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

 

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

 

Please click to access the following:
Role description

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in education
  • Hold a valid clearance to work with Children (Working with Children Check)
  • Capacity to lead staff in implementing the Department?s Aboriginal Education and Training policies and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Contact Officers
For networks Eastern Creek, The Forest and The Ponds: contact Ms Catherine Brennan, Executive Director School Performance, telephone (02) 9886 7000 or email Catherine.Brennan@det.nsw.edu.au

 

For network Macarthur: contact Dr Glen Patterson, Acting Executive Director School Performance, telephone (02) 9203 9953 or email Glen.Patterson@det.nsw.edu.au 

 

Recruitment Pool
If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, a recruitment pool may be created and used to fill term or ongoing opportunities across all networks which may arise in the next twelve months.


Notes

  1. These are child-related roles. You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check.
  2. Relevant screening checks will be conducted. These include the Declaration for child-related work and the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check consent form. You will also be required to provide four identity documents as listed in the National Criminal History Check guide to identity.
  3. For information on the Department of Education, visit the Department of Education website.
  4. If you currently participate in a salary packaging scheme and package any item other than superannuation (for example, a novated lease motor vehicle) you are advised to seek independent financial advice.

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