First listed on: 29 December 2018

       Head, Corporate Operations

The NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors.  It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

We are looking for a Head, Corporate Operations to lead and manage a team responsible for the provision of efficient, effective and customer focused corporate operations services across the organisation. This includes property management and building maintenance, office accommodation, corporate reception and meeting rooms, telephones, catering, mail and couriers, fleet and asset management and security.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process. This assessment will determine your suitability for appointment and may assist in identifying any learning and development needs for you to reach your full potential in this role.

NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse cultures and people with disability.

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.  If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process, you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages), address any essential requirements noted above, and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening questions:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

Q1:      Describe a situation where you had limited resources and multiple business requests. How did you achieve the team/unit’s goal?

Q2:      Give an example of a situation where you had to work closely with another person who had a very different approach to you. How did you manage this and what was the outcome?

Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities .59pmTo view the rand/or personal development plans.

Consistent with the entitlements of public sector applicants, NESA is prepared to negotiate bilateral agreements with current employers of successful non-government school applicants to facilitate right of return and recognition of service while employed by NESA.

Work type: Full time, Ongoing

Closing date: 13.01.2019 at 11

To view role description click here. 

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