Policy and Project Officer

An exciting opportunity exists to work on meaningful and substantial reforms in the high profile and dynamic area of initial teacher education. The Teacher Education Reform Unit is seeking a Policy and Project Officer to work with others in the team, the Department, schools, universities, and a range of other education stakeholders, to have a tangible impact on the Victorian education system and ultimately student outcomes. A key focus is program implementation to support effective school-university partnerships that develop excellent teachers, and support them early in their career to grow and thrive in the profession. This position offers an excellent opportunity for teachers or education academics wishing to work in the government sector.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/1387578
Closing Date: 07-Apr-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD 10495 - Policy and Project Officer 01-03-19.doc (Word, 228KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Anita Brown

Position Details

This role is situated in the Teacher Education Reform Unit which leads policy development and reform implementation in initial teacher education in Victoria, working closely with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. 

The Unit is responsible for delivery of the Government's Excellence in Teacher Education reform package, a framework of reforms which seeks to develop excellence in teacher education through: improving the selection process into initial teacher education; strengthening alternate pathways into teaching; improving ITE course quality; and fostering the professional development of teachers in their early years of work. 

Reporting to a manager, this position will support the implementation and further development of reform initiatives through: policy translation; stakeholder management; project, contract and financial management; analysis of data and evidence; and high quality written communications, including correspondence, briefings, and case studies, and the development of presentations and web resources.

A key part of the role will involve working directly with the project lead on initiatives to better connect theory and practice in initial teacher education, including through robust and innovative school-university partnership and a focus on professional experience placements.

Knowledge of initial teacher education, schools and/or higher education will be an advantage. For more information on the Excellence in Teacher Education reforms, see: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/educationstate/Pages/intteached.aspx

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. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

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 7 April 2019

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