Full time ongoing appointment.

Location: Arncliffe

The 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.

School Operations and Performance Division

School Operations and Performance Division leads and directs the operations of more than 2200 NSW public schools 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 also supports the quality of teaching and educational leadership at the school level.

The division is responsible for managing policy, strategies and operations that support principals, teachers and students 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 Operations and Performance Division is to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students in our public schools from preschool to year 12.

Primary purpose of the role

The role works as part of a team to develop partnerships and understanding between the Aboriginal community and the Department of Education at all levels, thereby helping to improve the outcomes for Aboriginal school students.

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 temporary) in the near future.

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 also answer the pre-screening questions and any essential requirements as listed below.

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.

This is a child-related position.

If you are not currently employed in a child-related position in the Department of Education, 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


. In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

Please click to access the following:
Role description

Aboriginal Education Review – Information

Proof of Identity information

Informed Consent Form to be included with your application

Declaration for child-related position to be included with your application

Closing date: 2 November 2016


Sydney Region-Sydney - South

Work Type


Number of Positions


Total Remuneration Package:
$81,624. Package includes salary ($67,248) - $73,635), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


Jane Stanley


(02) 9582 2800

Closing Date

02-Nov-2016, 11:59:00 PM

Job Category

Liaison Officer


Department of Education

Key Application Responses

Pre-screening questions:
What methods do you use when managing workload that includes competing priorities and deadlines while maintaining accuracy and confidentiality?. (300 words).

What are your communication strengths? Outline a situation where you had to handle an irate parent/ guardian and how you used your communication skills to manage the situation and what was the outcome achieved. (300 words).

Essential Requirements:

Commitment to working with Aboriginal communities to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people

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