ASO8 - Project Manager (Multiple Positions)

Department for Education
Job reference: 387103
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE BC
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Department for Education is committed to ensuring the best educational outcomes for children and young people in South Australia. The department is implementing a range of reforms to improve the educational opportunities for every South Australian child and to better meet the needs of the South Australian community. These reforms must be underpinned by world-class systems that facilitate efficient, effective and user-friendly processes.

The Business Improvement function has been established to assess and address inefficient and ineffective systems and processes, and reduce unnecessary administrative burden on both school-based and central office staff. Reporting to the Director, Business Improvement, the Project Manager is responsible for managing a variety of Business Improvement projects, working with multi-disciplinary teams from across the department to implement new systems and processes to meet the needs of a variety of internal business units and of schools and preschools.

One of the Project Manager’s key responsibilities is leading and managing a program of work to implement a new modern and user-friendly platform for use across the department to meet a significant number of business function requirements, including but not limited to complaints management, critical incident management, and a system to support the management of international students applying to study in state government schools. The new platform will be a modern, configurable COTS system which will replace a number of existing systems which are nearing end of life or no longer fit for purpose. The Project Manager will work closely with the vendor and with business Subject Matter Experts (SME) and other end users to oversee and drive the implementation to ensure the required timeframes are met and that a high quality system is delivered which meets the needs of the business. There will be a rolling program of implementations, which will require the Project Manager to lead several project teams simultaneously, working with different business units from across the department to progress several implementations at a time.

Working within this context, the Project Manager will lead a small internal project team, comprised of a business analyst or analysts, SMEs from the relevant business unit and others as needed, and will work closely with the vendor’s project team to implement the new platform. Additionally, the Project Manager manages, monitors and reports on the performance of project-related activities throughout the project, including identifying and managing risks and issues, assessing opportunities for improvement and working in close collaboration with the Director Business Improvement.

Special Conditions
The successful applicant is required to gain a Department of Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. A current DHS child-related employment screening will be recognised as a WWCC until it expires. The incumbent will be required to undertake Responding to Abuse & Neglect (RAN) full day/online training course every three years. For all other Special Conditions please refer to the Role Description.

Applicants are required to submit a CV, the Application Cover Sheet, Employment Declaration, and a written statement of no more than 1500 words. Written statements should address the key selection criteria outlined in the Role Description. Applicants should include the name, address and contact number of three (3) referees, one being your current line manager.

Special Notes
Please note this is a long term vacancy until 30 June 2022.

ASO8 - $114,105 - $118,413

Alison Back
(08) 8226 0***

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online

Applications close: 08/06/2020 11:00 PM

- ASO8 Project Manager - Business Improvement RD.pdf
- App Cover Sheet - PSAct.pdf
- Employment Declaration.pdf
- RD _ How to Apply PS Act guidelines.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.