First listed on: 15 April 2017

Executive Director Workforce 

Position No: 00017520 
Salary/Level: $189,725 base salary plus super

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in one of the most senior roles of this nature in the WA Public Sector in an exciting and challenging time of significant strategic and structural reform. This key executive leadership role reports to the Director General and plays a pivotal role in ensuring the Department's workforce is able to supply the delivery of education that meets the needs of Western Australians now and in the future.

The Department of Education is Western Australia's largest employer with approximately one third of the Government workforce in nearly 800 worksites across the state. The Department's annual budget is over $4.5 billion. This represents approximately 26% of the WA State Public Sector's budget. The Department is currently undergoing significant reform and public schools have been through their biggest reform in decades.

To be successful you will need to be an accomplished executive capable of delivering the full suite of human resource, employee relations and organisation development services to a large and complex organisation. Identifying and being responsive to opportunities to improve service delivery and meet staffing needs in schools will be critical to the role. An understanding of IR/ER systems and the ability to analyse workforce planning data and identify strategic priorities will be important. More details on the role and the Selection Criteria can be found in the Job Description Form which can be obtained by requesting an Applicant Information package from

Don't miss this opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of students and the future of Western Australia. You will be making a major contribution to the Department's focus on building a culture of high performance and high care where everyone is working to achieve their very best and students leave school as well-rounded individuals capable of contributing to their communities. You will also play a key leadership role in the development of organisation wide strategy and policy as member of the executive leadership team.

Further information about this position can be found in the Applicant Information package which all applicants will need to request prior to applying by emailing

 The Department may also conduct an Executive Search to supplement the field of applicants.

For further job related information:

Please contact Fiona Macleod, Senior Consultant, Price Consulting Group by telephoning 0407 980 708 or emailing

Application Instructions

Your application should be emailed to:

Please Do Not submit your application online via SEEK.  

Please address your application in the subject line of your email as "Confidential ED DoE".

Your application should include:

  • a completed application form (available in the Applicant Information package)
  • a comprehensive resume; and
  • a covering letter that outlines your particular experience against the following three Selection Criteria detailed in the Job Description Form in the overall context of the role:
  1. Shapes and manages strategy
  2. Achieves results
  3. Builds productive relationships

More details on the role and the Selection Criteria can be found in the Job Description Form.

We don't envisage this covering letter being more than two or three pages in length. The other two selection criteria listed on the Job Description Form will be assessed at different stages of the selection process so do not need to be addressed in your written application.

Please allow enough time to complete and submit your application as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

Please note interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held in the week commencing 29 May 2017 and you will be notified if you have been successful in being shortlisted for interview during the week commencing 22 May 2017.

Applications must be submitted to penny@priceconsulting

Closing Date: 5pm WST 08 May 2017

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