New Zealand Qualifications Authority Wellington

Team leader – national assessment moderators


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 12:25 PM 03 October 2019
Closes 5pm 16 October 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA03G

The assessment and moderation business unit is responsible for the quality assurance of internal assessment that takes place in schools and tertiary providers for credit towards national certificates.

The role of the team leader is to ensure that the internal assessment for qualifications is highly credible and consistent with the national standard.

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee the moderation of internally assessed standards for several subjects
  • Provide leadership and advice to a large team of staff and contractors
  • Ensure the quality of assessment resources
  • Manage a portfolio of responsibilities for the business unit
  • Provide advice and guidance on assessment and quality of internal assessment. 

You will also have an opportunity to be involved in the review of achievement standards.

The role requires skills and experience in:

  • Management of people in a high-performing team environment
  • Thorough knowledge of moderation services and national quality assurance processes
  • National or regional credibility as an educational professional and assessment expertise
  • Ability to manage policies and procedures in a changing and ambiguous environment
  • A high level of analytical skills with experience in business intelligence, and
  • Excellent communication skills combined with a high level of political acumen. 

This is an exciting and career-enhancing opportunity. As a team leader of moderators, you will have the opportunity to work with other team leaders, managers and educational professionals to ensure fair, valid and consistent assessment against national standards.

You must understand the principles of standards-based assessment and have a working knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum, the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and the NCEA.

You must have recognised teaching and assessment expertise in New Zealand. You should also have recent experience with moderation of assessment judgements in a school setting.

This is a permanent role based in the NZQA national office in Wellington.

How to apply

Please apply through the vacancy link provided.

Brent Logan
(027) 215 5570

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA03G

Listed 12:25 PM 03 October 2019
Closes 5pm 16 October 2019

New Zealand Qualifications Authority NZ

Organisation details

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Location: Wellington