Temporary full time appointment for a period up to: 22 December 2019 with the possibility of extension
Location: Oxford Street, Darlinghurst (Moving to Parramatta in May 2019)
Educational Services Division leads and directs the effective provision of educational, corporate and business services that add value to teaching and learning across more than 2,200 public schools in NSW. The Division is responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of quality and responsive policies, processes, services, technologies, or business systems that contribute to maximising achievement for every student in a NSW public school.
The overarching goal of the Educational Services Division is the strategic, future-focussed planning and quality assurance of service delivery to achieve equity of access and outcomes for every student regardless of where he or she lives or attends school.
About the role
The role provides coordination of correspondence across the Learning and Teaching Directorate and supervision to officers within the directorate with responsibility for correspondence, human resources and digital content. The role involves liaising with educational officers within and outside the Directorate to ensure Directorate administration processes are completed to agreed standards and within tight time-frames.
About the Department of Education
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.
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.
To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. 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.
Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
This is a child-related role. If you are the successful candidate 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.
In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.
If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following:
Proof of Identity information
Informed Consent Form
Declaration for child-related work
- What are the key elements of an effective administration team? How would you go about leading such a team? (300 or 400 words)
- How would you ensure that correspondence and administration tasks were consistently completed on time and to a high standard?(300 or 400 words).
- Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies. (Please find Aboriginal Education Review – Information)
- Working with Children Check for paid employment
Closing date: 6 November 2018
Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 12 months.