Job title: Director, ICT Projects (SAES1)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Public Sector and Government
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Adelaide
Job published: 23-10-2020
Job ID: 33448

Job Description

Lead the successful delivery of key ICT projects that will drive system transformation and enable improved educational outcomes for children and young people across South Australia.

About the Department:


The Department for Education is committed to making the South Australian public education system world-class by 2028. We have the opportunity to make a real impact – what we do positively impacts the lives and education journey for every child in every class in every school. 


To be the best, we need the best people in every facet of the organisation. This is your opportunity to join one of the largest state government departments in a key strategic role, leading the implementation of the Education Management System (EMS). 

Working in a collaborative, positive and forward-thinking environment, you will build on our recent history of successfully implementing large-scale ICT projects that have propelled our system forward. 


About the EMS Project:

This is a high profile, once in a lifetime project, fundamental to delivering the department’s world-class vision. It will support system transformation and enable improved educational outcomes for children and young people in South Australia.


The EMS is a modern, student-centred, online platform that will deliver enhanced education and administration capabilities. 


Once fully rolled out, the EMS will be implemented at more than 900 schools and preschools, replacing a suite of legacy systems to improve usability, increase efficiency and enable better collaboration between teachers, students and parents. It will truly revolutionise the way we deliver education in South Australia. 

About the Opportunity:


This is a career-defining opportunity to lead the delivery of one of the biggest ICT reforms in the history of South Australia’s public education system. 

  • Focus on implementation (the first 28 sites have already been successfully transformed)

  • Lead a large, high-performing team

  • Strengthen the partnership with our external provider

  • Be empowered to deliver, with support from the Chief Executive and highest levels of the department


About You:

  • Passionate about making a difference and having a real impact on the lives of South Australians

  • High performer with proven experience and success in delivering large scale, complex projects 

  • Strong leader, with the ability to build a culture of empowerment and accountability

  • Strong focus on timelines and achieving quality outcomes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to manage different personalities, build a positive culture and foster mutually-beneficial partnerships 

  • Ability to stay calm under pressure

  • Ready to hit the ground running!


Now is the time to make your mark on South Australia’s public education system. 


For more information, please apply or call Mark Johnson (Partner: EGM Executive Search) for a confidential discussion on 0426 811 001.