Role descriptions for NSW Public Service senior executive roles should be based on the NSW Public Service Senior Executive Work Level Standards (WLS).
WLS indicate, in broad terms, the expected work to be performed at each of the senior executive bands across the NSW Public Service (except for the Department Secretaries Band). The NSW Public Sector Capability Framework works in conjunction with the WLS.
The NSW Public Service Senior Executive is comprised of roles which are significantly diverse. Therefore, the WLS are considered in the context of the following five work contribution streams:
- service/operational delivery roles
- policy roles
- regulatory/compliance roles
- professional/technical/specialist roles
- agency head.
When drafting a senior executive role description, the language used in the ‘Primary purpose’, ‘Key accountabilities’, ‘Key challenges’ and ‘Key relationships’ sections should reflect the size, scope and impact of the role as described in the identified WLS band.