Assistant Deputy Secretary, KEPPR (SES2)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Executive Contract

Organisation: Department of Education

Salary: $279,239 - $401,017

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DE/ECE/1794655

Reference: VG/DE/ECE/1794655

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $279,239 - $401,017

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Assistant Deputy Secretary, Kindergarten Expansion and Pre-Prep Reform will be committed to making a difference and demonstrate the courage to lead. The role will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of the policy and reform agenda for early childhood education in Victoria.

SES-2 Assistant Deputy Secretary, Kindergarten Expansion and Pre-Prep Reform

The Early Childhood Education group (ECE) plays a key role in operational policy development, service program design and commissioning to ensure a child and family-centered outcomes-focused integrated system.

ECE oversees and works with partners to support the funded kindergarten sector, regulates early childhood education and care services and implements relevant legislative reforms to create a comprehensive, integrated and equitable system. 

ECE has lead responsibility for the ECE components of the Early Childhood Reform Plan and Best Start, Best Life reforms, including the transition to Pre-Prep (universal 30-hour per week play based learning), expansion of the three-year-old kindergarten program, introduction of 50 government-owned and operated early learning and childcare centres and Free Kinder. 

The Assistant Deputy Secretary, Kindergarten Expansion and Pre-Prep Reform tasks will include:

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and operational responsibility for delivering the Three-Year-Old Kindergarten reform and a new year of universal early learning for 4-year-olds, working in partnership with other parts of DE and the early childhood education and care sector.
  • Adopting an agile portfolio management approach across the project lifecycle.
  • Providing high-level authoritative policy advice, intellectual rigour and service support to Ministers, the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary, ECE.

To apply:

Applicants are required to submit a CV and cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to and capability for the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria.

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 and our Diversity and Inclusion page

Applicants requiring adjustments can contact the nominated contact person

Information about the Department of Education's operations and employment conditions can be located at www.education.vic.gov.au.

Assistant Deputy Secretary, KEPPR (SES2)

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Grace Alessandrini | 0429 812 884

Assistant Deputy Secretary, KEPPR (SES2)