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April

Policy Officer, Clerk Grade 7/8 - 204645

Department of Education - Far Meadow, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full-time ongoing appointment

Location: Parramatta
 

As part of the newly-formed Early Childhood Education and Schools Policy (ESP) Directorate, the Schools Policy team supports the development of innovative and effective solutions for emerging and long-standing key policy challenges for the NSW schooling system. The Policy Officer role supports and undertakes policy options development, provides research and analysis support, and drafts advice, policy papers, and submissions.

About the role

The Policy Officer coordinates and undertakes policy development, providing research support, analysis and advice, to support Agency and/or Government policy initiatives and commitments.
 

About the Early Childhood Education and Schools Policy (ESP) Directorate

Located within the Education and Skills Reform (ESR) division, we drive strategic policy and deliver innovative solutions which improve educational outcomes for children and young people in early years settings and across NSW schools. We carry out research and analysis on how to effect positive educational change particularly for Aboriginal children, children with disability and children in regional and remote NSW. We support needs-based funding for non-government schools, and develop policy solutions which anticipate and respond to emerging challenges.

About the Schools Policy unit

The Schools Policy unit enables the Department to anticipate and respond to emerging policy challenges through research and policy development, thought leadership and advice on issues with strategic policy implications for NSW school education. The team drives collaboration across the Department and beyond to identify and solve key policy challenges for the schooling system. This thought leadership includes collaboration with key experts from across Australia and globally, and ensures that the Department’s response to emerging challenges is informed by strong evidence and deep thinking.

About the Department of Education

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing world-class education for students of all ages. We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education 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. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors. We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

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.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role descriptionin your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Proof of Identity information
Informed Consent Form
Declaration for non-child work

PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS

  1. Provide an example where you have worked on a complex policy issue or project. Outline the role you played, the challenges you faced and how you overcame them. (300 words maximum).
  2. Provide an example of a time when you have drawn information from a wide range of sources, analysed and presented it to support a policy or project. How did you approach this and what was the result? (300 words maximum).

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

For enquiries about this role, contact Bronwyn Ledgard, Manager, Schools Policy Unit, Department of Education, at (02) 7814 1249 or by email to [email protected] 

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

Far Meadow, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training




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