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Education and Training Vacancy N.N. 10577101
Department of Education and Training Closing date: Monday, 23 July 2012
Job Title: Group Manager
Division: Schools and Youth, Employment and Workplace Relations
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Canberra
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Ref No. 320 | Several Positions

Job Description


The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs and payments that assist millions of Australians, including the disadvantaged. Its goal is a productive and inclusive Australia. Its work spans many stages of an individual’s life: from early childhood education and care, through schooling, assistance to find work and gain skills, and fair, safe, productive participation in the workplace.

The Department currently has vacancies in the Schools and Youth Cluster and a vacancy in the Workplace Relations and Economic Cluster. DEEWR is also looking to establish an order of merit to fill other positions across a range of policy, program and corporate areas as they arise. As a Group Manager (SES Band 2) you will be a member of the senior leadership team and play an integral role in delivering the key outcomes and priorities for the Department. You will also play a key role in building organisational capability by providing intellectual leadership in your work area and in the organisation’s strategic agenda more broadly.

To be a strong contender for these important and demanding roles you will excel in working in complex and challenging environments and be an outstanding leader with a substantial record of achievement in policy development, national reform, program management or corporate services. You will also have the ability to influence and provide high quality advice, an impressive strategic perspective and quickly grasp complex issues. Your outstanding stakeholder relationship skills, collegiate personal style and ability to engender trust and respect will be complemented by sound judgement, intellectual rigour, tenacity and resilience.

Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing quoting Ref. No. 320. Further information can be obtained by contacting either Karina Duffey or Tricia Searson on (02) 6232 2200. Applications close on 23 July 2012.


Applicants for APS positions must be Australian citizens and be prepared to undertake a security clearance up to the level of Negative Vetting Level 1.


These positions are located in Canberra, ACT.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Engagement will be offered on either an ongoing or non-ongoing basis noting the appointment to this role will be for a term up to 5 years as negotiated between the department and the successful candidate.

About Department of Education and Training 

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

We are committed to providing easy and informative access to our services and support programs and work directly with our clients and stakeholders to ensure expectations are met.

We are a dynamic, people-focused organisation where workplace diversity and inclusion is vitally important to us in creating a productive and harmonious environment for people to work. We recognise and embrace the diversity that each employee brings to the workplace, creating an environment of trust, mutual respect and appreciation.

The department promotes a culture where Indigenous business is everyone’s business across its work practices, values and business. All employees are supported through the provision of a number of learning opportunities to build their cultural capability.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature-age people and people with disability, regardless of sex, sexuality or gender identity.

The Department of Education and Training prides itself on being an agile organisation, promoting the Australian Public Service philosophy of one APS career, thousands of opportunities.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:,
Position Contact: Karina Duffy or Tricia Searson, (02) 6232 2200
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS26 - 28 Jun 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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