New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Wellington

Manager, external assessment


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

Listed 11:30 AM 22 February 2021
Closes 5pm 05 March 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAHBF

  • Key leadership role in Education.

Whakatairangatia ngā kete o te mātauranga ki te ao mārama!
E te tai whakarunga, e te tai whakararo – nau piki mai, nau kake mai ki te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa.

May the baskets of knowledge (education) be brought into the world of light.
We welcome one and all to join us at the NZQA.

Reporting to the DCE, Assessment, you will lead the External Assessment group in the development and delivery of high quality external assessment including national examinations for the NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship.  Your focus will be on ensuring fair, valid, inclusive and reliable assessment for all students undertaking the NCEA and NZ Scholarship.

You will be responsible for leading a high-profile group through significant change, and contributing to the development and integration of new operating models for digital assessment. You will lead innovation in assessment to ensure that the aims of the NCEA Review are achieved. You will work closely with subject matter and other experts in assessment nationally and internationally, and you will play a pivotal role in NZQA’s work to support the development and implementation of  the Ministry of Education led review of NCEA Achievement Standards.

This is an exceptional opportunity to apply your strategic skills, the expertise you have gained through your background in teaching and assessment, and your well recognised skills in managing teams, innovation, change and business delivery.  Your deep commitment to equitable outcomes for all students and your rigorous focus on quality and evidence-based improvement will be essential.

NZQA is a te reo Māori learning organisation with commitments to equity and lifelong-learning. We prioritise the importance of understanding tikanga in building a culturally responsive workplace. NZQA is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for Māori staff and has an active Māori staff network.

How to apply

Please apply via

Helen Cox
(04) 550 8000

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAHBF

Listed 11:30 AM 22 February 2021
Closes 5pm 05 March 2021

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) NZ

Organisation details

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

Location: Wellington