Area Manager, Western Metropolitan Area

Do you have demonstrated management experience and strong regulatory skills to manage organisational risk in a high volume, complex organisational environment? Do you have comprehensive knowledge in the area of early childhood education and care and/ or social regulation? This is a great opportunity to join the Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD), as an Area Manager and play a key role in leading teams to promote quality improvement in early childhood education and care through a range of regulatory activities.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DET/ECE/20003483
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 23483_Area Manager WMA_ 20230112.doc (Word, 998KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Row Hansen
rowena.hansen@education.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Quality Assessment and Regulation Division

The Department of Education is the Victorian Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services under delegation from the Secretary. The Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD), in the Department of Education, regulates and quality assesses ECEC services. QARD drives the delivery of high-quality ECEC services and ensures the safety, health and wellbeing of Victorian children attending those ECEC services.

About the Role

Area Manager position

Tenure: Ongoing

Proposed Job Summary:

An exciting opportunity exists for a skilled senior leader who will be responsible for the supervision of the Western Metropolitan Area (WMA) team in the Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD).

QARD is the Victorian Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care services.

The successful applicant will have strong leadership skills, high level organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to manage organisational risk in a high volume, complex organisational environment. The successful applicant will have demonstrated specialist knowledge in the area of early childhood education and care and/ or social regulation.

The WMA forms part of a larger region that extends to the Barwon South West and Grampians Area and as part of the leadership team, the position will involve travel across the South Western Victoria Region and this will include overnight stays.

The Area Manager, WMA position will be based in the Footscray Office.

Application Procedure

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description within their application to be considered for this position.

Requirements and Further Information

Successful applicants will be required to hold a valid Victorian drivers licence and Victorian Working with Children's Check and meet the department's vaccination requirements upon commencement.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close: 1 February 2023


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