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Director, Kimberwalli

NSW Department of Education - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Director, Kimberwalli 

  • Join a leadership group transforming education in NSW, and make a difference to NSW students 
  • We’re looking for leaders who put our students at the centre, our people at the heart, and can champion the Education values
  • This role is located in Whalan. 

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about ensuring that Kimberwalli delivers and directs high quality services and partnerships to improve education, employment and career outcomes for young Aboriginal people across Western Sydney. The Director will broker and facilitate cross agency, corporate and non-government investment to drive economic and social opportunity, enhancing client experience consistent with the Kimberwalli vision, values and objectives. 

This role is a critical member of the leadership team responsible for the delivery of educational outcomes that align with the Department’s strategy and put students and young people at the centre of all our decision making. 

For more details, please see the Role Description

About you

You’re a leader who achieves outstanding results with your people and can bring our values of Service, Excellence, Equity, Accountability, Trust and Integrity into everything you do. 

As a leader you will join an executive team focused on driving improved ways of working to deliver meaningful and long-lasting impact. You will be collaborative, courageous, agile and disciplined about delivering outcomes for students from early childhood to school, and through pathways to higher learning and work.

We’re building a better education system, one of the highest-performing systems in the world. If you want to make a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, and are excited about embarking on a reform journey, this is the opportunity for you.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who: 

  • has Aboriginality (as this is an Aboriginal identified role)
  • holds a valid Working with Children Check (WWC) clearance
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead staff in 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 
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in education, human services, business, management or a related field, and/or equivalent experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading, developing and implementing Aboriginal policy, programs or service development. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with, and understand issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

What’s in it for you?

Some of the great benefits on offer are:

  • An attractive total remuneration package of $196,302 - $219,356 per annum 
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fexible working options 
  • Fitness passport 

About us

Our purpose in Education is to equip young people to lead rewarding lives in a complex and fast-changing world. This is important because the learners of today are the foundation of a prosperous Australia tomorrow.

To support our young people to thrive, we must ensure we are one of the best education systems in the world. This means building a system focused on student outcomes, and a system that offers a great place to work.

We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and reflective of the community and encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation. 

Explore the Department of Education website for more information. 


Tell us how your capabilities, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this role by applying online with:

  • your cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that addresses the essential requirements and key knowledge and experience required for the role
  • your resume (maximum of 5 pages)
  • details of two referees
  • your responses to any application targeted questions 

Targeted Questions (maximum 300 words per response)

  1. Please provide an example of when you have had to manage the divergent views of community and Government stakeholders toward an agreeable plan of action. Outline the situation, challenges you faced, and how you kept community identified priorities at the centre of the discussion and describe the outcome.
  2. How do you ensure the authentic engagement of Aboriginal community members and stakeholders and influence across Government so that the views of the community are incorporated in policy and strategy. What did you do and what risks did you have to manage to ensure an agreeable result.

Applications Close: 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021 

Contact Officer

For further information about the role, please contact Karen Jones, Executive Director, Aboriginal Outcomes and Partnerships, Education and Skills Reform, Department of Education, on 0411 204 976 or email karen.jones21@det.nsw.edu.au.

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.


  1. A range of assessment techniques will be undertaken to determine candidate suitability for the role
  2. This is an Aboriginal identified role. When applying for an Aboriginal identified position, applicants must provide confirmation of Aboriginality and a certified statutory declaration upon interview as defined in the Confirmation of Aboriginality Guidelines https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/why-work-at-education/diversity-and-inclusion/aboriginal-peoples#Confirmation2 
  3. 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 
  4. 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 
  5. 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