Director, Teaching Standards & Accreditation

Job Description

Director, Teaching Standards & Accreditation

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is an independent statutory authority responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.  NESA was established in 2017, in response to the need to adopt a more strategic focus, and to streamline regulatory processes and systems.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity now exists for a motivated and focused Director to join the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). The role is a pivotal one that provides expert and professional advice on the implementation of professional teaching standards to drive quality teaching practices, career-long development of teachers and achievement of required standards for the teaching profession in NSW.

The Director leads a team of policy and administrative staff to drive the ongoing accreditation of school and early childhood teachers at the Proficient, Highly Accomplished, and Lead teacher levels. The role includes oversight of the development and implementation of processes to suspend and revoke teachers’ accreditation where teachers fail to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and support case management for prescribed competence of teachers under the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description.

To see the role description, click here 

The role offers an attractive remuneration package at the NSW Public Service Senior Executive Band 1 level, with a minimum Total Remuneration Package (including superannuation) of $213,702.

The role is an ongoing, full time role based at 117 Clarence Street, Sydney.

About You

We are looking for someone with proven experience and in-depth knowledge and understanding of state, national and international issues pertaining to professional teaching standards. Your demonstrated decision-making will be based on sound evidence and a capacity to make effective judgements under pressure, anticipating and managing risk. You will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and be accredited at the level of Proficient Teacher or above, or be eligible to be accredited. 

How to Apply

Please read the role description carefully, and if you consider you may be suitable please submit an application conforming to the below requirements.

Your application should include:

  •  A cover letter of no more than two pages describing your capabilities and suitability for  the role based on the capabilities identified in the Role Description
  • An up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience relevant to the role.

To apply for this role you must submit an application online via

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.  For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here.

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.

A recruitment pool may be established to fill similar temporary or ongoing vacancies in the next 18 months.

Closing Date:  To be considered for the position, applications must be submitted online through by no later than 18 August 2020 at 11:59pm.

Our Commitment to Flexibility:  At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part-time or job-share basis.

Our Commitment to Diversity:  Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services.  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 encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.

Learn more:  For enquiries regarding this role, please contact the NESA People & Culture team on (02) 9367 8***.

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