Manager Early Learning Partnerships and Insights

The purpose of this role is to lead the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of key early learning programs and projects to support participation for children experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage, particularly the Early Years Compact, Early Years Agreement for Children in Out of Home Care and LOOKOUT.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Early Childhood
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/ECE/20014108
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Manager Partnerships & Insights - PD.doc (Word, 414KB)
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Contact: Rosie Pizzi

Position Details

Manager Early Learning Partnerships and Insights - Ongoing / Full Time

This position plays a leading role in progressing key initiatives that make a critical contribution to the Department's reform priorities in early childhood eduction. You will lead a dynamic team responsible for programs and policies designed to support vulnerable children's access to quality early childhood education, including particularly the Early Years Compact, Early Years Agreement for Children in Out of Home Care and LOOKOUT. You will also work with a team of analyists to disseminate instights that faciliate collaboration with key stakeholders in proactively supporting children's particiaption. The successful applicant will enjoy working with multiple work streams and priorities, in an environment where responsiveness and accountability are key. This position will be part of the newly establsihed Ealry Participation Branch and will lead the Early Learning Partnerships and Insights Unit.

Key duties include:

  • policy design, monitoring and implementation
  • project management
  • liaising with regional offices, other government departments, service providers and key stakeholders
  • preparing advice for Ministerial offices and senior executives as required

The Unit is also responsible for managing data sets critical to monitoring delivery and outcomes to support participation of children in kindergarten.  Working with a team of analysts, the Manager be responsible for leading and facilitating collaboration across the Group and the Department to develop and disseminate insights derived from these data sets.

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.

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Applications close 06 February 2023

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