- Full time, temporary appointment for a period up to 4 years
- Exciting opportunity to join a high performing team
- Great location in the Sydney CBD in state of the art offices and is close to public transport
- Competitive remuneration and benefits, including flexible working hours
About the directorate
School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) is delivering new school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. This encompasses the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.
About the team
Procurement & Finance provides a customer-focused and strategic advisory function, as a part of the Business Enablement directorate, which enables the delivery of a record capital investment in NSW. The procurement function provides a centre of excellence in procurement and contract advice, including responsibility for engagement with the market through various types of tender processes. The finance function provides financial monitoring and reporting on operational and capital programs as well as the establishment of budgets and financial controls to facilitate delivery of strategic business initiatives.
About the role
In your new role you will be responsible for the managing high value and high profile procurement services across SINSW. You will be responsible for the management of the procurement process through their lifecycle including developing and implementing procurement plans and strategies to meet School Infrastructures business construction project needs. This will include partnering with stakeholders to develop strategies, establish arrangements, lead high-level evaluations and negotiations, and establish contracts that will deliver value for money outcomes.
We are looking for someone with energy and high-performance standards. You will be professional, outcomes driven and switched on. You will be factual and leave no stone unturned. Your communication capability will see you driving stakeholder relationships across the organisation.
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.
How to apply
The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.
To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking Apply Online below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address 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: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
Pre-screening questions to be address as part of the application process:
1. Please demonstrate your experience in leading and managing procurement staff and cross-functional procurement teams (maximum 300 words)
2. Please demonstrate your experience in managing high profile procurement processes through their lifecycle (maximum 300 words)
- Tertiary qualifications in procurement (preferably construction) or contract management and/or equivalent experience in procurement and contract management.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of NSW government procurement policies, systems, procedures and legislation including probity.
- Knowledge of and commitment to the departments Aboriginal education policies. (Please find Aboriginal Education Review Information)
1. The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
2. If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Departments Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment:
3. 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.