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Administrative Officer – Department of Education

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Administrative Officer – Department of Education EducationEducation and Training

Australia > Sydney

Temporary full-time appointment for a period up to 30 June 2023 (with a possibility of extension)

Location: Parramatta

Opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, innovative team committed to quality public education
Career development available

About the Department of Education

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing world-class education for students of all ages.

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education 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. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors.

We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.

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.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

School Leadership Institute

The School Leadership Institute (SLI) is a dedicated unit within the Department. The driving philosophy of the SLI sits within our Vision and Mission Statements. Our vision is to shape a future that enables all educational leaders to influence and impact positively on the learning of teachers and students in our public schools. Our mission is the provision of world-class, evidence-informed, future-focused leadership development programs and initiatives to make the difference we seek in public education.

The School Leadership Institute has responsibility to design and deliver programs, resources and initiatives to support leadership development for school leaders at all stages of their career. This will enable us to build school leadership capacity across the NSW public school system.

An Advisory Board, including international experts and representatives of key stakeholder groups, offer valuable insights regarding leadership development in NSW. Other international experts also share their expertise with the SLI.

About the role

The purpose of the position is to provide a broad range of high quality administrative and project support for the effective and efficient delivery of school leadership development programs and operation of projects for the School Leadership Institute unit.


Hold a valid clearance to work with children (Working with Children Check) for paid employment.

How to apply

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). For more information, visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.

If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following:

Proof of Identity information

Informed Consent Form

Declaration for child-related work

For enquiries about this role, contact Dannelle Lalor, Leadership Advisor, School Leadership Institute, Department of Education, at 0436 843 056 or by email to dannelle.leone@det.nsw.edu.au.

1. The School Leadership Institute (SLI) is a dynamic team that provides professional learning via a blend of face-to-face and on-line learning. Describe your proficiency in technology and communication to support work streams/projects and on-line learning platforms. (300 words maximum).

2. A key challenge of this role is to demonstrate initiative in resolving administrative challenges or issues. Outline your experience in resolving challenging tasks to meet a project or task objective. (300 words maximum)

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.

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