Executive Support Officer Job at ACT Government – Canberra ACT

The Education Directorate is a leading learning organisation where people know they matter, delivering high quality early childhood education and public-school education in an accessible and inclusive environment.


The School Improvement Group are responsible for strategically leading and coordinating the school improvement agenda for the directorate’s ESO and schools. The work of the School Operations team specifically provides strategic and operational management of incidents and proactive support to principals and school leaders. The team use multiple sources of evidence to manage incidents and monitor the functional health of schools.

School Operations empowers leadership teams daily by providing timely information and advice about operational processes and effectively brokering ESO supports to ensure the optimal functional health of all schools. Our work contributes to the Education Directorate’s mission by ensuring that all school leaders are best informed to develop and deliver educational services that empower each young person in the ACT to learn for life.

The position of Executive Support Officer provides high level executive administrative support within the School Improvement Branch.The applicant will require excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to manage sensitive and confidential issues and a demonstrated ability to liaise with senior executives, other ACT Government officials, private sector and industry stakeholders and members of the public. The position requires a flexible and adaptable approach to tasking to ensure workflow progress in a timely and efficient manner.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: A current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required or the ability to secure registration. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to – https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804

Note: This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of permanency. A merit list will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill similar vacancies over the next 12 months. Applicants may be selected on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to submit an application. To enable us to assess your merit, your application should include your:

Current Curriculum Vitae

Your Curriculum Vitae is your introduction to the selection committee and includes personal details, professional experience, and qualifications. It may also contain a list of publications, presentations, awards or honours, affiliations with professional associations and community interests relevant to the capabilities.

Individual response to the Selection Criteria

In two pages or less your Statement of Claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills, personal qualities and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position.

Two Referees

Provide two referees with a thorough knowledge of your work performance and outlook. Ensure that one of the referees is your current or immediate past supervisor. Referees may be contacted at any time during the selection process, and the panel may request a written or verbal referee report. Referees will not be contacted without your knowledge.

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Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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