Principal Consultant - Curriculum And Assessment - Secondary Mathematics

Government of Western Australia

Cannington, WA

Posted 4/8/2021

Department of Education

School Curriculum and Standards

Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy

Principal Consultant - Curriculum and Assessment - Secondary Mathematics


Level 7, $119,725 - $128,033 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE676677

This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP

The School Curriculum and Standards Division is seeking a dynamic, secondary teacher of Mathematics with skills and experience in teaching Mathematics in Years 7 to 10. The successful applicant will have an enthusiasm for working as part of a self-motivated team and who can conceptualise and complete curriculum projects.

The Division provides administrative and secretariat services for, and implements the decisions of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority). The Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy Directorate within the Division provides quality curriculum, assessment and standards to enable all Western Australian students to become confident, creative learners and active, informed citizens who contribute positively to society.

The Curriculum Assessment and Strategic Policy Directorate is seeking to appoint a Principal Consultant – Secondary Curriculum and Assessment, with a strong background in curriculum and assessment design across the lower secondary years of schooling.

The position reports to the Manager, Curriculum and Assessment and, amongst others, the following duties will be undertaken:

  • develop and review curriculum and assessment support materials for Years 7 to 10 Mathematics
  • monitor, review and report on the implementation of curriculum initiatives, standards, projects and programs
  • develop, implement and review moderation processes for the secondary years of schooling
  • provide verbal and written curriculum support to schools
  • draft high level advice, correspondence and briefings for the Minister, the Board, the Executive Director, school systems/sector and others as required
  • organise, facilitate and conduct seminars, school visits and information sessions for staff from schools, regions, professional associations and school systems/sector as required.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements: * High-level knowledge of curriculum and assessment in the context of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline, the WACE, performance monitoring and review.
  • High-order conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Substantial project and program management skills, including the ability to implement processes to facilitate monitoring, reporting and successful delivery and objectives in a timely manner.
  • Highly-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in undertaking consultation, stakeholder engagement, cross-cultural awareness, collaboration and negotiation.
  • The ability to provide strategic leadership.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further job related information:

Please contact Mandy Hudson, Manager, Curriculum and Assessment, on 0446 330 678 or .

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:
  • A two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in the context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 19 April 2021



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