Department of Education Leader Policy, Clerk Grade 11/12, 195670 Part Time in Sydney NSW

Department of Education

Branch Sydney NSW AU

Leader Policy, Clerk Grade 11/12, 195670
Sydney NSW

Provides leadership in the development of strategic policy and advice on all aspects of education policy in national and state contexts, applying across all…



Temporary part time (21 hours per week) up to 29 December 2017

Location: Bridge Street, Sydney


NSW Department of Education

serves the community by leading the provision of world-class education. The department protects young children by regulating preschool and long day care providers. Once children move into school, we provide them with a world-class primary and secondary education. We also work to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

The External Relations Policy Directorate has a pivotal role in providing the Department with the capacity to maximise opportunities for Commonwealth revenue and to ensure the alignment of national and state reforms across early childhood, and schooling.

The Directorate is a central point of contact for Commonwealth/State negotiations and relationships with the nongovernment school sectors. It manages a range of strategic and compliance accountabilities in relation to non-government schools and co-ordinates cross sectoral policy issues.

The environment in which the Directorate operates is dynamic and it is currently characterised by a number of major reforms and new initiatives such as the National Education Reform Agreement, major negotiations on early childhood education and strengthened accountability arrangements for non-government school funding.

About the role:
Provides leadership in the development of strategic policy and advice on all aspects of education policy in national and state contexts, applying across all providers, both government and non-government.

The role leads and manages complex policy projects and programs to achieve objectives within agreed timelines and budget.

The role drives and influences policy development through national and international research, consultation and stakeholder engagement so that appropriate policy options and their implications, risks and mitigations are put forward for the consideration of the Director, Executive Director, Deputy Secretary, Secretary, Minister(s) and the Government.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified suitable for this role or similar roles for a period of 12 months. Being part of a talent pool means that you may be considered for ongoing, temporary or term employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please apply online and include a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume (maximum 5 pages) which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of the

Directorate. Please also include the name and contact details of two referees.

For the application process, you must answer 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 description

in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via


No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.

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 National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Proof of Identity information

Informed Consent Form

Declaration for non-child work

Closing date: 4 May 2017


Sydney Region-Sydney City

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Total Remuneration Package:
$152,482. Package includes salary ($118,943 – $137,557) employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


Eric Harper

02 9561 1092

Closing Date

04-May-2017, 11:59:00 PM

Job Category



Department of Education

Key Application Responses

Pre-screening questions:
1. Describe a situation where you have developed an innovative approach to solving a complex problem.

300 word maximum


2. Describe a situation where you have established effective relationships with stakeholders that contributed to your achieving a successful outcome.

300 word maximum

Essential requirements:
Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal education policies.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Sydney, NSW, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-21
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