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Executive Assistant, Clerk Grade 5/6 - 194708

Department of Education - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Ongoing full-time appointment
Location: Parramatta

  • Do you want to contribute to giving children the best start in life by supporting the Executive Director responsible for regulating the early childhood and education sector?
  • Do you love working in a small team environment providing high level support to a busy Executive team?
  • Do you have extensive Executive support and administrative experience and thrive on being busy and challenged, and coordinating multiple priorities across multiple teams? If so, please apply to join our team!

About the role

The role provides high level administrative and executive support to the Executive Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Services, Early Childhood Education Directorate in a timely manner.

Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance and Regulatory Services Directorate
We have regulatory responsibility, through the National Quality Framework and our state-based early childhood legislation, to raise quality and drive continuous improvement and consistency in education and care services. Our Directorate regulates and supports over 5,500 services in NSW through monitoring, assessment and rating, enforcement and compliance and approval processes. We work with jurisdictional partners across Australia and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) to ensure a consistent application of the National Quality Framework and we continuously strive to work with the education and care sector to improve how we regulate to enhance child outcomes.

About the Department of Education

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care 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.

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

How to apply

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.

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


  • Describe your process to manage and track your tasks and the competing priorities of an Executive’s busy schedule. Include details about your thinking and reasoning behind the process.(300 words maximum)
  • Provide an example of how you build and maintain rapport with others, and how you deal with challenging situations (300 words maximum)


  • A valid Working with Children Check
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants looking for assistance through the application and recruitment process, contact Liz at Yarn’n on (02) 9319 4000 or email liz@yarnn.com.au

For enquiries about this role, contact Jacqui Hyslop, Executive Officer, Early Childhood Education, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Services, Department of Education, at 0499 076 088 or by email to jacqueline.hyslop@det.nsw.edu.au

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.