Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency
Closes: 01 December 2021
Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $111,887 - $120,436 plus superannuation
Position No: 54051
Advertised (Gazettal date): 17 November 2021
Contact Officer: Rebecca Travers on Rebecca.Travers@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 4124
The Directorate is responsible for delivering educational services to empower each young person in the ACT to learn for life. The Directorate is responsible for the operation of the network of government schools across the ACT and for regulating non-government school and early childhood education providers.
Further information about working in the ACT Public Service and the Education Directorate can be found at https://www.jobs.act.gov.au/about-the-actps and https://www.education.act.gov.au/.
STRATEGIC POLICY BRANCH
The Strategic Policy Branch leads strategic reforms that deliver better outcomes for children and young people in the ACT. This is achieved by driving the strategic vision for education in the ACT; engaging meaningfully with strategic partners to conceptualise and design solutions to local challenges; and leveraging research, evidence and expertise in innovative ways to meet the ACT context. This includes Strategic Delivery of priority initiatives, Strategic Coordination of cross directorate priorities, and Strategic Partnering with other parts of the directorate on joint commitments.
The ACT Public Service is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we strongly encourage people from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, and/or people with disability, to apply.
Are you a high performing officer looking for your next challenge? Are you excited by reforming legislative frameworks to ensure the best outcomes for our children and young people? Do you have experience in policy development, exceptional research skills, and high level written and organisational skills? Then this might be the job for you!
The Legislation Reform team is looking for a motivated and conscientious individual with skills and experience in legislative policy development to join us from 10 January 2022 for 12 months, with the possibility of permanency.
To be successful in this role you must be able to work cooperatively with others as well as individually with minimal supervision, in a fast paced and at times, pressured environment. You will need expertise in policy development, strong strategic thinking skills, excellent written and organisational skills, and a desire to build and maintain quality relationships with a range of stakeholders. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is interested in delivering strategic legislative reform that will benefit children and young people in our community.
Tertiary qualifications in law, or experience in the development of legislation and Cabinet papers.
Notes: This is a temporary position available from 10 January 2022 for a period of 12 months with possibility of permanency. This position will be designed for flexible work arrangements and activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers may not have a designated workstation/desk and work across multiple Education sites. Our branch is currently working in a mixed-mode of at home and at the ACT Whole-Of-Government building at 220 London Circuit. The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly across sites. Information will be provided on how to work from home safely and effectively. Please note a gradual return to the workplace may be forthcoming.
In accordance with the Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021, all ACT Education Directorate employees working in the following education settings will be required to provide evidence of their ability to comply with the public health direction, including having received a current course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or holding an approved exemption (where applicable):
High schools and colleges that do not share a campus with primary school students are not covered by the mandate.
How to Apply:
Applications should include a supporting statement of no more than three pages, outlining experience and/or ability across the selection criteria:
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.