Deputy Director-General Education

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High-Profile Leadership Role in the ACT


  • Deliver exceptional outcomes for the ACT community 


  • Career-defining opportunity 


  • Substantial remuneration package


The ACT Public Service (ACTPS) is responsible for a diverse range of state and municipal functions and delivers services to the people of the ACT and surrounding region under a ‘one service’ structure. The ACTPS consists of nine administrative units and employs around 24,500 staff.


In this challenging and rewarding role, you will be responsible for the Directorate’s performance in the public education schooling sector which consists of 89 schools and over 50,000 students. As a key member of the Territory’s second largest Directorate, you will work closely with the Director-General and other school leaders and stakeholders to achieve system-wide improvements in learning and development outcomes for all students.  You will support the Director-General with the provision of high-level policy and operational advice to Ministers and the Government and have the drive to achieve improved levels of student and family engagement, particularly in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students experiencing disadvantage. You will also be expected to act from time to time in the absence of the Director-General.


To be a strong contender for this position, you will need to be an exceptional leader and manager with a substantial and relevant record of achievement, preferably gained in a large, complex and politically sensitive organisation.  Your impressive policy development and strategic direction-setting skills will be complemented by sound judgement, a strong focus on outcomes, the ability to broker decisions through collaboration and consensus, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect.  Appropriate tertiary qualification will be expected.


Before applying, please obtain the candidate information document by emailing [email protected]. If, after reading the document, you require further information, please contact Ian Hansen on 0408 306 769Applications close on 13 June 2021.

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Deputy Director-General Education

ACT Government

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