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Job Title : Principal Consultant


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE670088

This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP

The Teacher Development Branch is seeking to appoint a highly dedicated and motivated individual to the role of Principal Consultant.

The Principal Consultant will provide strategic advice and input into the development, implementation and monitoring of policies, guidelines and standards related to school, teacher and student support services. This role is also responsible for coordinating and monitoring the distribution of grants and contracts for providing teaching and learning services and related programs. The successful applicant will be required to provide high-level advice and information to Corporate Executive, and as appropriate, education regional offices and schools, on policy matters associated with school, teacher and student support services.

The Statewide Services Division is responsible for the central portfolios that deliver support services to students and schools across the State to improve educational outcomes for all students. This includes closely collaborating with regions to ensure there is state-wide integration of support to schools and students delivered through regional networks, providing policy advice, allocating resources, and monitoring programs and services to ensure high standards.

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 branch 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. Extensive knowledge and understanding of current State and National education trends, policies and frameworks to support the delivery of support services to schools, teachers and students.
  2. Highly developed oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to undertake high level consultations, collaborations and negotiations.
  3. Highly developed written communication skills, including experience in the preparation of Ministerial responses, briefing notes, reports, policies and guidelines.
  4. Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to develop, implement, coordinate, monitor and apply strategic thinking to achieve outcomes.
  5. Ability to provide strategic leadership and work collaboratively to manage a range of complex projects.

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

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria 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 Peter Scaife, Manager by telephoning (08) 9402 6130 or emailing Peter.Scaife@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A five (5) page statement addressing the selection criteria 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 (one being your current line manager)

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.


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 prior to commencement of employment
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete 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.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 19 February 2021