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Director, Educational Leadership - Hawkesbury

NSW Department of Education and Communities - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Director, Educational Leadership, Hawkesbury

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

• Full-time temporary role for up to 2 years (with the possibility of extension or ongoing employment)
• Public Service senior executive Band 1 role
• The total remuneration package range for this role is $236,469 - $259,523 per annum 
• There are 110 principal networks across NSW - one of these principal networks,Hawkesbury has a current vacancy. 
• If you are successful and offered a secondment placement to this role for up to two years, and your current position is that of a substantive principal, you will be consulted at the time the offer is made regarding your right of return to the same principal classification level as your substantive principal position

Applications Close: 11:59pm on 29 April 2021

About the Department
We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. 

School Performance – North/South Division
School Performance – North/South 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 Performance – North/South Division is to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students in our public schools from preschool to Year 12.

The School Performance – North/South 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 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:

(i) a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) indicating up to three network preferences in order of priority and 
(ii) your application (maximum of 5 pages). 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. Clearly detail how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of the Directorate. 
(iii) the name and contact details of two referees, including your current supervisor.

This should be submitted as one complete document (one attached document only).

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.

For the application process, you must also answer the ’Targeted Questions’ and any ‘Essential Requirements’ as listed below. 

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

Targeted Questions (maximum 300 words per response)
1. How will you lead and inspire school improvement in your Principal Network? 
2. How will you increase the proportion of Aboriginal students attaining Year 12 in your Principal Network, while maintaining their cultural identity? 

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who:
• Has appropriate tertiary qualifications in education 
• Holds a valid clearance to work with Children (Working with Children Check)
• Has knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people

Contact Officer
For enquiries please contact Rose Nasso, Executive Assistant, Regional North on 9208 7610 or email [email protected]

Talent Pool
If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, a talent pool may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (ongoing or term) in the near future.

Notes
1. This is a child-related role. 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 https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/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.