Full time ongoing appointment.

Location: Blacktown

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.

Responsible for creating a highly effective Human Resources function enabled by a clear strategy, strong governance and leading approaches to critical workforce priorities for the Department.

The Lead role manages a team within their functional area, and is the responsible for the planning, supervision, development of their team members, driving the achievement of team objectives and reporting targets. The role develops and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver focused results that meet customer expectations, continuous improvements in programs, processes and service delivery and supports the Manager by ensuring best practice is implemented and maintained.

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.

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 non-child related position to be included with your application

Closing date: 2 November 2016


Sydney Region-Sydney - Greater West

Work Type


Number of Positions


Total Remuneration Package:
$125,620. Package includes salary ($102,838 - $113,324), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


Jospehine Cyril


02 9836 9093

Closing Date

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

Job Category

Education and/or training


Department of Education

Key Application Responses

Pre-screening questions:
1. Provide an example of when you have been responsible for meeting a high priority work related target/goal, which involved you having to manage either an internal or external stakeholder relationship, particularly one requiring consultation / negotiation to achieve an outcome. Explain the steps you took to ensure the target / goal was met.

2. Think of a time(s) when you’ve been involved on an analysis project from end to end and provide examples of the following:

a. Analytical approach:
An example of when you have used your problem solving skills to solve a complex analytical query

b. Technical capability:
An example that displays your ability to collect, extract, cleanse, transform and validate data sets from single or multiple sources

c. Quantitative analysis:
An example that demonstrates your ability in identifying, analysing and interpreting trends in data sets. Please discuss your approach and the techniques you used.

Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications or relevant experience in Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Business Analytics or a relevant discipline
  • Proven experience across a range of HR functions, with a focus specific to this role on workforce analysis, planning and reporting
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education and Training policies

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