Director, Student Health and Mental Wellbeing

$234,775 - $258,405 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW, Australia
  • 07 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools Student Services Other

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category: Senior Executive
Job Location: Statewide
Job Reference Number: 00008J0H
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $234775 - $258405
Contact: 7814 0282 - Laura Milkins
Closing Date: 24/10/2021 - 11:59 PM

Director, Student Health and Mental Wellbeing

  • Join a leadership group transforming education in NSW, and make a difference to NSW students
  • We’re looking for leaders who put our students at the centre, our people at the heart, and can champion the Education values
  • Location negotiable

About the role

With responsibility for the Department’s student health and mental wellbeing policy agenda, this is a critical leadership role.

The role is rewarding, varied and challenging and leads the development and implementation of student-centred, outcomes-focused and evidence-based strategy, policy and frameworks as well as key strategic projects.

Leading a passionate and skilled team and supported by the wider Inclusion and Wellbeing Directorate executive team, this role leads genuine consultation and co-design, as well as complex stakeholder engagement.

For more details, please see the Role Description

About you

You’re a leader who achieves outstanding results with your people and can bring our values of Service, Excellence, Equity, Accountability, Trust and Integrity into everything you do.

As a leader, you will join an executive team focused on driving improved ways of working to deliver meaningful and long-lasting impact. You will be collaborative, courageous, agile and disciplined about delivering outcomes for students from early childhood to school, and through pathways to higher learning and work.

We’re building a better education system, one of the highest-performing systems in the world. If you want to make a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, and are excited about embarking on a reform journey, this is the opportunity for you.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as education, business, management, social sciences or communications, and/or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • a valid Working with Children Check (WWC) clearance
  • Demonstrated extensive experience at a senior level in the management in a large complex organisation.
  • 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

What’s in it for you?

  • Some of the great benefits on offer are:
  • An attractive total remuneration package of $234,775 - $258,405
  • Salary packaging options
  • Flexible working options
  • Fitness passport

About us

Our purpose in education is to equip young people to lead rewarding lives in a complex and fast-changing world. This is important because the learners of today are the foundation of a prosperous Australia tomorrow.

To support our young people to thrive, we must ensure we are one of the best education systems in the world. This means building a system focused on student outcomes, and a system that offers a great place to work.

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, people who are members of LGBTQIA+ and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or cultural background.

Explore the Department of Education website for more information.


Tell us how your capabilities, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this role by applying online with:

  • your cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that addresses the essential requirements and key knowledge and experience required for the role
  • your resume (maximum of 5 pages)
  • details of two referees
  • your responses to any application targeted questions

Applications Close: 11:59pm on 24 October 021

Contact Officer

For further information about the role, please contact Laura Milkins, Executive Director, Inclusion and Wellbeing, Learning Improvement Division, Department of Education, on (02) 7814 0282 or email

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, a talent pool may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (ongoing or term) in the near future.


  1. A range of assessment techniques will be undertaken to determine candidate suitability for the role
  2. This is a child-related role. You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit
  3. Relevant screening checks will be conducted. These include the Declaration for child-related work and the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check consent form. You will also be required to provide four identity documents as listed in the National Criminal History Check Guide to Identity
  4. If you currently participate in a salary packaging scheme and package any item other than superannuation (for example, a novated lease motor vehicle) you are advised to seek independent financial advice


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

24 Oct, 2021