Director of School Improvement – Service Design

$208,986 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT, Australia
  • 24 Nov, 2021
Full time Education, Training, and Sports Executive and Management Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 08 December 2021

Classification: Director School Improvement
Salary: $208,986 plus superannuation
Position No: 42422
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 24 November 2021
Contact Officer: Kate McMahon on or (02) 6205 9205

Details: The Director of School Improvement Service Design is accountable for the development of policy, strategic planning, and system leadership across a broad range of areas. These areas include Pedagogy, Curriculum, Wellbeing, Health, Inclusion and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.

The role provides the Director-General and the Executive Governance Committee with advice and ongoing support in relation to strategic policy and operational areas for which the Branch is responsible.

The Director of School Improvement leads key stakeholder processes and forums associated with the work of the five sections of the Branch. The Director of School Improvement understands and aligns the Directorate vision with whole of Government priorities.

As a leader in the Service Delivery and Design Group, the Director of School Improvement contributes to the design and delivery of significant school and system improvement initiatives aligned with the directions and priorities of the Directorate’s Strategic Plan.

The position provides system leadership to support high quality and inclusive education services and supports to schools and school communities. The Director of School Improvement administers funding to schools for the provision of educational services and to build the capacity of schools to provide high quality education for all ACT public school students. The Director of School Improvement also supports access to professional learning related to the functions of the Branch the Directorate.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Prior to commencing in this role a minimum of four years full time (or equivalent) tertiary study leading to the award of a recognised school teaching qualification; a current full teaching registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) (or eligibility for teacher registration with the ACT TQI) and a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to -

Note: 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):

  • schools that cater for children under 12 (preschool to year 6 schools)
  • specialist schools
  • flexible learning programs, and
  • early childhood education and care services (including out of school hours care)
  • P-10 schools where they share a campus with those younger years.

High schools and colleges that do not share a campus with primary school students are not covered by the mandate.

An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: If you are interested in leading ACT public schools please send your Curriculum Vitae (two pages) and statement of claims (no longer than five pages) addressing the Selection Criteria. Your Curriculum Vitae should also include the details of at least two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below

Job Closing Date

08 Dec, 2021