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Executive Director, Skills and Higher Education (BB-2737D)

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Executive Director, Skills and Higher Education, PSSE Band 2 

  • Join a leadership group transforming education in NSW, and make a difference to NSW students 
  • We’re looking for leaders who put our students at the centre, our people at the heart, and can champion the Education values
  • Parramatta CBD
  • About the role
    This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about high level strategic leadership in policy, reform and collaborations on student-centred post-school educational pathways and opportunities, and the delivery of significant skilling responses and reform to support the economy; developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to educational pathways and transitions and leading higher education sector engagement and the NSW Higher Education Strategy.

    This role is a critical member of the leadership team responsible for the delivery of educational outcomes that align with the Department’s strategy and put students and young people at the centre of all our decision making. 

    For more details, please see the

    About you

    You’re a leader who achieves outstanding results with your people and can bring our values of Service, Excellence, Equity, Accountability, Trust and Integrity into everything you do. 

    As a leader you will join an executive team focused on driving improved ways of working to deliver meaningful and long-lasting impact. You will be collaborative, courageous, agile and disciplined about delivering outcomes for students from early childhood to school, and through pathways to higher learning and work.

    We’re building a better education system, one of the highest-performing systems in the world. If you want to make a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, and are excited about embarking on a reform journey, this is the opportunity for you.

    To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who: 

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as education, business, management, social sciences or communications, and/or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated extensive experience at a senior level in the management of a large complex organisation.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s and upholding the and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people
  • What’s in it for you?
    Some of the great benefits on offer are: 

  • An attractive total remuneration package of $299,504 - $334,084
  • Salary packaging options
  • Flexible working options 
  • Fitness passport 
  • About us
    Our purpose in Education is to equip young people to lead rewarding lives in a complex and fast-changing world. This is important because the learners of today are the foundation of a prosperous Australia tomorrow.

    To support our young people to thrive, we must ensure we are one of the best education systems in the world. This means building a system focused on student outcomes, and a system that offers a great place to work.

    We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and reflective of the community and encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation. 

    Explore the website for more information.

    Tell us how your capabilities, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this role by applying with: 

  • your cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that addresses the essential requirements and key knowledge and experience required for the role
  • your resume (maximum of 5 pages)
  • details of two referees
  • Applications Close: 11:59pm on 23 February 2021

    Contact Officer
    For further information about the role, please contact Tish Creenaune, Director Office of the Deputy Secretary, Education and Skills Reform, Department of Education, on (02) 7814 1253 or email

    Talent Pool
    If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, a may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (ongoing or term) in the near future.


  • A range of assessment techniques will be undertaken to determine candidate suitability for the role
  • Relevant screening checks will be conducted. These include the and the . You will also be required to provide four identity documents as listed in the
  • If you currently participate in a salary packaging scheme and package any item other than superannuation (for example, a novated lease motor vehicle) you are advised to seek independent financial advice
  • Location

    Sydney Region

    Work Type


    Number of Positions

    1Total Remuneration Package:$299,504 - $334,084 per annumContactTish Creenaune-(02) 7814 1253

    Closing Date


    Job Category

    Senior Executive


    Department of Education

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