Temporary full-time appointment for a period up to 12 months with possibility of extension.
About the role
The Program Manager leads and manages the development and delivery of Teaching Quality projects that enhance teaching and learning in NSW public schools. This role will develop, deliver, monitor and evaluate strategic projects to ensure all projects are delivered on time and within budget, based on the organisational objectives, primarily with a medium to long term focus.
In this role you will:
Develop and implement strategies for the continuous planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects, including identification and resolution of risks and issues, to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
Lead and oversee all aspects of project development and implementation across a portfolio of complex projects including preparing business cases and project plans; establishing appropriate governance; identifying, allocating and managing resources; and meeting reporting requirements to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time and on budget to quality standards.
Lead a multi-disciplinary team, including ongoing professional learning and performance management processes, to ensure individual and collective targets are met.
About our team
The Teaching Quality Unit drives strategic projects that support key priorities within the Educational Services Division. The overarching goal of the Educational Services Division is the strategic, future-focussed planning and quality assurance of service delivery to achieve equity of access and outcomes for every student regardless of where he or she lives or attends school.
We are building a multi-disciplinary team equipped to use diverse project methodologies including human-centered design, prototyping, research, data analysis and responsive evaluation to deliver continuously improving practices, processes and policies. Our current work includes a specific focus on: designing curriculum, pedagogy and assessment to strengthen implementation of the general capabilities; teaching quality in the HSC; and engaging community to enhance learning for students.
About the Department of Education
We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care 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.
For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education
Demonstrated working experience managing complex and diverse programs in a government or large private sector organisation.
Tertiary qualifications in project management and change management or a relevant business discipline.
Knowledge of and commitment to the Departments Aboriginal education policies.
Hold a valid clearance to work with children (Working with Children Check) for paid employment.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking Apply Online below. To apply, you will need to attach the following in either Word or PDF format:
- a cover letter (max. 2 pages)
- your resume (max. 5 pages)
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: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
This is a child-related role. If you are the successful candidate 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).
In addition, your employment may be subject to the Departments Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.
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.