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Senior Policy Officer - Teacher Support.

NSW Department of Education - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Senior Policy Officer - Teacher Support

NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors. It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

We are looking for a Senior Policy Officer, Teacher Support to lead a team to provide ongoing support to teachers, principals, employers and teacher accreditation authorities about teacher accreditation requirements in NSW and for supporting processes for the accreditation of teachers at Proficient Teacher, Highly Accomplished Teacher and Lead Teacher.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process.

To view the role description, click here.



  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated relevant skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Knowledge of state and national education policies and emerging trends in teacher accreditation
  • Accredited at Proficient Teacher or above
Applying For The Role

To apply for this role, you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process, you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages) and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening Questions

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

Question 1

Using an example, outline how you managed a recent complex project. What three matters required particular consideration and attention? What strategies did you use to identify and manage tasks, and monitor and report on progress?

Question 2

Describe a time where you led a team to achieve a common goal. How did you establish shared procedures and priorities? What were the main challenges? How did you manage competing stakeholder views? What was the outcome and what would you do differently in the future?

Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans. For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part-time or job-share basis.

Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities. We encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, refugees, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.


117 Clarence Street, Sydney

Work type: Ongoing Fulltime

Classification: Senior Education Officer grade 2 (SEO2)

Closing date: 7 June 2021

Total Remuneration: $147,592 per annum (plus superannuation and leave loading)

Contact: Karen Ingram

Phone: 9367 8060