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Director, Literacy And Numeracy Programs

Government of South Australia - Australia,

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Department for Education
Job reference: 426235
Location: 5007 - HINDMARSH
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Organisation

The Literacy and Numeracy Programs directorate of the Department for Education works in partnership with Education Directors and Local Education teams to implement:

  • Literacy Guarantee
  • Brightpath writing assessment tool
  • Progressive Achievement Test (PAT)
The Role

The Director, Literacy and Numeracy Programs provides strategic direction and oversight for a team of multidisciplinary staff to drive the achievement of significant critical operational initiatives. The Director will:
  • Implement the Brightpath writing improvement program
  • Administer the state-wide PAT program
  • Support the use of PAT, NAPLAN and Brightpath data to inform the planning and differentiated teaching for literacy and numeracy improvement
  • Build the capacity of schools and teachers to support students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities
To succeed in the role you will have:
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in education
  • An in-depth knowledge of the Australian Curriculum
  • Strong knowledge of educational theory and practice, particularly as it relates to improving learning outcomes
  • Extensive experience in leading and directing programs at a strategic level in a large organisation
  • Experience managing a high performing teams and the delivery of best practice services and contemporary advice
  • Research and analysis experience, including leveraging and delivering efficiencies, influencing stakeholders and leading major change
  • Demonstrated innovative leadership and collaborative working, managing significant human, financial and physical resources
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to develop and nurture strategic partnerships, influence complex concepts and functions to achieve strategic outcomes

This is a temporary South Australian Executive Services (SAES) contract up to January 2024.

Special Conditions

The successful applicant is required to gain a prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. A current DHS child-related employment screening will be recognised as a WWCC until it expires.

The incumbent will be required to undertake Responding to Abuse & Neglect (RAN) full day/online training course.


Susan Cameron

Executive Director, Curriculum and Learning

Phone 8226 1017


Application requirements

Applicants are required to submit a CV, the Application Cover Sheet and Employment Declaration online.
Applications close: 26/02/2021 5:00 PM


Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Government of South Australia