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Job Title : Principal Consultant - Secondary Curriculum And Assessment - Humanities And Social Sciences

State Government of WA - Cannington, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Department of Education

School Curriculum and Standards Authority

K-12 CASP Team 3

Principal Consultant - Secondary Curriculum and Assessment - Humanities and Social Sciences


Level 7, $119,725 - $128,033 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE669059

This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP.

The School Curriculum and Standards Division is seeking to recruit a qualified, highly motivated and committed Principal Consultant, Secondary - Curriculum and Assessment (Humanities and Social Sciences with specialisation in Accounting and Finance and one other Humanities and Social Sciences course).

The School Curriculum and Standards Division provides administrative and secretariat services for, and implements the decisions of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority). The Authority provides quality curriculum, assessment and standards to enable all students being taught the Western Australian Curriculum to become confident, creative learners and active, informed citizens who contribute positively to society.

Located in the Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy Directorate, the Principal Consultant - Secondary Curriculum and Assessment (Humanities and Social Sciences) manages and provides leadership for course moderation and the development and review of curriculum, assessment and standards support materials in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences, for Years 7-12 with a particular emphasis on Humanities and Social Sciences in Years 11-12 (Accounting and Finance and one other Humanities and Social Sciences course).

The successful applicants will ideally:

  • facilitate consultation and collaborative processes between school systems/sector, schools and other stakeholder organisations to share ideas and devise common approaches on the implementation of the Authority's policies and procedures
  • manage contract writers and associated physical resources, if required, in a manner which meets legislated requirements and provides executive support for advisory committees as required
  • provide high level advice, correspondence and briefings to the Minister, the Board, the Executive Director, school systems/sector as required
  • develop and implement moderation processes for secondary years schooling and also organise, facilitate and coordinate seminars, school visits and information sessions for staff from schools, regions, professional associations and school systems/sector as required.

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 the 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.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements :

  1. High-level knowledge of curriculum and assessment in the context of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline, the WACE, ATAR course examinations, performance monitoring and review.
  1. High-order conceptual and analytical skills.
  1. 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.
  1. Highly-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in undertaking consultation, stakeholder engagement, collaboration and negotiation.
  1. Ability to provide strategic leadership.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

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.

For further job related information:

Please contact Adriana Douglas, Manager, Curriculum and Assessment, by telephoning (08) 9273 6784 or 04 6857 1468 or emailing [email protected]

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

All applications are submitted online. Simply select "Apply for Job", located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A two (2) page statement addressing all the work related requirements in the context of the role and business needs of the branch or directorate
  • A four (4) page CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position; and
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).

NB: School-based applicants must ensure they have advised their line manager of their intentions and gained their approval before applying for this position.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting "Apply for Job".

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone
(08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement;
  • completed any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
  • complete the Department's training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment; and
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of this vacancy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 8 February 2021



ATTACHMENTS: - published jdf - generic - principal consultant curriculum and assessment secondary - curriculum and assessment - ps l7 - mar 2019.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time

FTE: 1.0

LOCATION: Cannington

CLOSING DATE: 2021-02-08 4:30 PM

Cannington, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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