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EOI - Principal (Level 8) - Queensland Virtual Academy

Queensland Virtual Academy

Expressions of Interest are invited for the temporary position of Principal, Queensland Virtual Academy commencing ASAP until 31 December 2024, unless otherwise determined.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream3/Level 8
Workplace Location Flexible
Job ad reference QLD/DOE571592/24E
Closing date 15-Jul-2024
Job duration 22 Jul 2024 until 13 Dec 2024
Contact person Andrew Oliver
Contact details 0497 516 907
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This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and any extensions to this appointment will not exceed 12 months. 

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the community and schools we support by treating everyone with respect and dignity. This starts with recruitment and selection. The methods of assessing suitability in the recruitment process may vary. This includes making reasonable adjustments to support applicants at all stages of the process and employee lifecycle.

Your Opportunity

As the Principal, Queensland Virtual Academy (QVA) you will play a key role in leading the establishment and the expansion of the QVA.

The QVA is enhancing equity of access to curriculum programs and learning experiences for Queensland students by delivering future focused virtual learning that connects students and teachers across the state. The services offered by the QVA are complementary to the services offered by State schools.

The four QVA services include Live online lessons, On-demand learning materials, Schools teaching to other schools, and Targeted and specialist virtual programs.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading all areas of program expansion, operations and management to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes including resource allocations, management of staff and resources, formulation of policy and delivery of corporate strategies associated with the role.
  • Negotiate and facilitate opportunities and solutions, and influence decision making related to the QVA services.
  • Establish and maintain strong engagement and communication with diverse stakeholder groups within, across and external to the Department.
  • Develop documents and prepare high-level communications to make informed recommendations to senior management that align with the objectives of the Department.
  • Establish and maintain strong governance practices including identifying, monitoring and reporting on risk, providing high-level strategic advice in accordance with policies and procedures, leading project planning and reporting on project implementation and outcomes, establishing and implementing appropriate decision-making governance arrangements for the program.
  • Lead all elements of the project in collaboration with senior executives, regional staff, school leaders including management of the program budget and deliverables within timelines.
  • You will work directly with the Executive Director, Digital and Virtual Learning who reports to the Assistant Director, Reviews, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, and the School Supervisor, Schools of Distance Education.

Please refer to the attached role description for any mandatory requirements for this position.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV (no more than two pages), including details of your current supervisor, (referees should have an understanding of your relevant previous work history); and
  • A response outlining your suitability for the role (no more than two pages).

We welcome all applicants to share any support needed to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive. 

Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply. 

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. 

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

Salary rate shown is reflective of full-time (1.0 FTE). 

The Department of Education is a family inclusive workplace. Click here to find out more about our Inclusion and Diversity strategies. 

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


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