Principal Policy Implementation Advisor

This is an exciting opportunity to support the building of a high-performing education system in Victoria. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with teachers, school leaders, regional staff and policy makers to create, share and integrate contemporary research, evidence and knowledge of school improvement across all levels of the system. In particular, this role will focus on how to better support and service the learning, implementation and evaluation needs of schools and government.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/1356461
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: 9818 - Principal Policy Implementation Advisor, Performance 12-09-18.doc (Word, 223KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sean Box
03 7022 0224

Position Details

As part of the Government's commitment to make Victoria the Education State, the Performance Division in Regional Services Group is seeking a Policy Implementation Advisor to support the integration and sharing of evidence, learning and knowledge across the school system. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to create, share and integrate research, evidence and knowledge of school improvement at all levels of the system. In this role, you will have responsibility for making information available, translating evidence for a range of stakeholders and brokering relationships to improve evidence use and decision making by schools, regions and central office.

This position will play a policy and project delivery role within a small team that works across the Performance Division. The Integration and Evidence Unit is guided by the principle that good decision making is informed by the best available evidence and focused on improving the implementation in schools through evidence, adaptation and evaluative thinking.

Within this context, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong research and evaluation skills, strong relationship building skills, resilience and thought leadership on evidence-based implementation and policy. In the role, the successful candidate will learn skills and knowledge around service delivery in a reform environment, evaluative thinking, influencing and negotiating, policy development and adaptive implementation.

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

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close 25 September 2018.

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