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Manager, Business Engagement and Development, Clerk Grade 11/12 - 192312

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/10/2017

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Government State

Job description:
Temporary full time appointment
For a period up to 12 months from entry on duty date
Location: Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
The NSW Department of Education serves the community by leading the provision of world-class education. The department protects young children by regulating preschool and long day care providers. Once children move into school, we provide them with a world-class primary and secondary education. We also work to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
School Operations and Performance Division
School Operations and Performance Division leads and directs the operations of more than 2200 NSW public schools to maximise the academic achievements of all students and create a culture of success, learning and a desire to achieve, underpinned by innovative, adaptive and supportive strategies that also supports the quality of teaching and educational leadership at the school level. The division is responsible for managing policy, strategies and operations that support principals, teachers and students in preschools, infants, primary, secondary, central and community schools, specialist and comprehensive schools, specific purpose schools, intensive English and environmental education centres. The overarching goal of School Operations and Performance Division is to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students in our public schools from preschool to year 12.
Primary purpose of the role
The position leads the development of strategic partnerships and opportunities to support Public Schools NSW programs and services. This position also assists in identifying business development opportunities for the Department to deliver benefits to schools.
Talent Pool
A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified suitable for this role or similar roles for a period of 12 months. Being part of a talent pool means that you may be considered for ongoing, temporary or term employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.
How to apply
If you are interested in this role please apply online and include, a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume (maximum 5 pages)  which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of the Directorate. Please also include the name and contact details of two referees.
For the application process, you must also answer the pre-screening questions and any essential requirements as listed below. 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: it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.
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


In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records 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



Closing date: 18 October 2017

Key Application Responses

Pre-screening questions:

  1. Provide an example of a project where you have worked collaboratively with colleagues from a variety of organisations. Describe how you obtained stakeholder buy in (400 words maximum)
  2. Give an example of a project where you designed and implemented a business process to enhance effectiveness (400 words maximum)

Essential Requirements: