Deputy Chief Executive, Evaluation and Policy

  • Key strategic leadership role
  • Work with ELT to deliver a national programme of evaluation, research and policy
  • Enhance system insights and performance 

The Education Review Office (ERO) is accountable for evaluating and reporting on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. The driving force behind ERO is the belief that quality education is a right for every New Zealand child and young person. Its reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

This senior executive position, based in Wellington, provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and seasoned leader. The Evaluation and Policy Group is responsible for a programme of national education evaluations, contractual evaluations, research and policy advice to inform system improvement. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive/Chief Review Officer, your focus will be on the performance of the group, and on the delivery of a programme of work to achieve the group’s purpose.

You will play a key role as part of the Executive Leadership Team in enhancing the culture of ERO, demonstrating high quality collaboration, co-operation and relationship management, to develop capability and practice. You will work cooperatively with the heads of Methodology and Professional Practice and Evaluation and Review – Māori to develop and deliver a coherent approach to ERO’s evaluations across the sector, and as a member of the ELT you will support ERO’s bicultural strategies and practices across ERO’s evaluation programme and at the leadership table.

Along with your people management experience, ideally you will have a strong track record in social science research: experience of public policy development processes; experience working at the political interface; and knowledge of the pre-tertiary education sector.

You will have led complex multi-site policy reviews and projects and your experience will include designing and managing evaluation projects using the relevant quantitative and qualitative techniques and methodologies; and developing conceptual and methodology approaches to evaluation, research and evaluation design.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:   Friday 1st November 2019



FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Helen Cox or David Hollander on 64 4 550 8000