Policy Officer - Clerk Grade 7/8, 221382

$99,431 - $110,064 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Remote
  • 10 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category: Policy
Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00008HNZ
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $122,556 Package includes salary ($99,431 - $110,064), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0455 729 723 - Beck Stavrou
Closing Date: 26/09/2021 - 11:59 PM

  • Temporary full-time position up to 31 December 2021
  • This role is currently working from home. The usual work location is within Sydney CBD

About School Infrastructure NSW
School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) is delivering new school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. This encompasses the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

About the team
The Strategy, Policy & Reporting unit provides policy, planning and operational support to the executive leadership team to facilitate the achievement of organisational and management objectives, including initiating, fostering and sustaining proactive working relationships with Ministers’ offices with significant ministerial liaison. The role provides support to the Director, Strategy, Policy and Reporting within the Strategy, Policy and Reporting team.

About the role

  • Undertake research and analysis to support the delivery of key policy projects in-line with school infrastructure business objectives
  • Contribute to the development of policy and strategy documents
  • Collaborate on the development of contentious business cases
  • Develop and implement strategic policy projects.

About the Department of Education
We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are 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

How to apply
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.

  • Proof of Identity information
  • Informed Consent Form
  • Declaration for non-child work


  1. Describe a situation when you had to deliver a range of project management and support services, given tight deadlines, limited resources and the need to manage competing priorities. (300 words maximum)
  2. Describe a situation when you had to provide a range of project management and support services, including preparation of discussion papers, briefs and submissions, to contribute to the development and delivery of policy initiatives. (300 words maximum)

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.


  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience, preferably gained through the completion of a business-related tertiary qualification and supplemented by practical experience in a diverse and complex operating environment

For enquiries about this role, contact Beck Stavrou, Manager Policy and Business Strategy Department of Education, at 0455 729 723 or by email to rebecca.stavrou1@det.nsw.edu.au

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


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

26 Sep, 2021