Position details: 
• Temporary full time up to December 2024
• Flexible work arrangements
• Location: Parramatta / Remote (hybrid role)
• Opportunity to make a difference at the Department of Education
• $116,211 to $128,061 per annum (10.5% superannuation)
• 35 hour week

About the role

The Senior Evaluation Adviser role is a coordination and advice position within CESE’s Evaluation and Effectiveness unit.
This role will work with Principal Evaluators and the Director of Evaluation and Effectiveness to ensure that the team delivers high quality evaluations to internal stakeholders; making strategic links between evaluations to streamline evaluation processes; advising stakeholders on evaluation best practice; and contributing to evaluation governance and reporting within the Department.

Working in CESE is a highly rewarding experience. There will be many opportunities to develop and grow while working within a supportive team. You will have opportunities to influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels and contribute to the strategic direction of Evaluation and Effectiveness. Would you like to know more? Read on, view the role descriptio below or contact the Hiring Manager, Andrew Griffiths on 0436 487 146 or email . If this role sounds interesting, we look forward to hearing from you!

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education.

About the Centre of Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE)
The Centre of Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) is responsible for vital education research that supports schools in improving the outcomes of their students. Across the centre, more than a hundred researchers, data and policy analysts, and evaluators work together to conduct meaningful work in reshaping the future of education. CESE undertakes in-depth analysis of education programs and outcomes across early childhood, primary and secondary schooling, and training to inform whole-of-government, evidence-based decision making. Put simply, CESE seeks to find out what works best.

What our team offers

  • flexible working conditions, such as working from home, compressed hours, flextime
  • a collaborative, professional, respectful and generous environment. We are made up of diverse people, skills and backgrounds.
  • a good reputation for quality and rigorous work
  • access to learning and development opportunities
  • varied and interesting work
  • modern office located in Parramatta with great facilities and views overlooking the Parramatta River.

You will

  • have a passion for education and evaluation,
  • want to work in a job that makes a positive social impact,
  • appreciate being well-resourced to do your work, and 
  • enjoy critical thinking and stimulating discussions.

Essential requirements of the role

Valid Working with Children Check for paid employment

Key knowledge and experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. applied social sciences, education, economics, psychology or sociology), and/or relevant professional experience in evaluation
  • Working knowledge of educational theory and practice
  • Experience in project management, in particular planning and allocating team workloads
  • Experience, or good working knowledge, of evaluation methodologies
  • Experience with project management solutions such as Jira is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people

How to apply

When applying you will need to attach a resume (maximum 2 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role. You will also be required to provide answers to the two pre-screening questions below:

Targeted Question 1: Describe a situation where you had to manage concurrent projects with competing requirements. What was the greatest challenge? How did you address it? (300 word limit)

Targeted Question 2: Outline a complex evaluative project that you have been involved in. What was your role and what was the outcome of the project? (300 word limit)

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. You will be assessed against the capabilities listed in the role description

Successful candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening for this role which includes a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check.

This is a child-related role. As a condition of employment you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number and complete a National Criminal Record Check. Visit the website for more information.

Closing date: 30 November 2022 at 11:59 pm

For role enquiries please contact Andrew Griffiths on 0436 487 146 or email . Please apply directly via iworkfornsw00009B18.

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment / interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team () or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion.

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

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