Practice Test Lead

Posted on 17-Mar-2023
Application Close Date: 31-Mar-2023
Job Details
Position Type:
Fixed Term Full-time
Job Reference:
Note clipPractice Lead Test - JD 2023.pdf (PDF, 634KB)
Job Specification

Practice Lead Test – Fixed Term (12 Months)

It is a great time to be joining the NZQA team as we work to deliver on our Future State programme to ensure that NZQA remains a leader in assessment and quality assurance. It's an opportunity to join the digital transformation happening across the education sector in a role where you can really make a difference to the lives of thousands of New Zealanders.

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 New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

About the role 

We have built a reputation for delivering solid and high performing solutions. We need to maintain that reputation but now also want to build on that by shifting our focus to quality & assurance. As we deliver more digital services, we need to ensure solutions are fit for purpose and of the right quality. This role is part of the Information Services Team and will be responsible for the quality of the solutions we deliver. You will work across the solution development lifecycle and manage a team of test analysts & engineers.

NZQA is accountable for managing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, administering the secondary school assessment system, independent quality assurance of non-university education providers, qualifications recognition and standard setting for some specified unit standards.  

Skills and experience

You will have good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and you will be comfortable in negotiating and facilitating high quality solutions coupled with good client relationship management skills. You may have a background in software engineer or testing but most importantly you'll be passionate about quality and delivering the best possible solution to our customers.

If that sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you!

About us

NZQA is a te reo Māori learning organisation and is committed to equity and lifelong learning. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds that will enrich our understanding of the education system. We prioritise the importance of understanding tikanga in building a culturally responsive workplace.  NZQA is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to Māori and Pacific staff and has active Māori and Pacific staff networks which contribute to NZQA's strategic action plans - Te Kōkiritanga and Takiala Pasifika.

What we can offer:

  • A supportive team / whanau environment
  • A role with lots of variety
  • Development and career progression opportunities
  • To find out more click here NZQA Staff Benefits

Apply Now!

For more information about this role and NZQA please refer to the job description, NZQA's Customer Charter and Organisational Values. If you are applying/viewing through Seek, please click ‘apply now' to access these links.

If you would like to discuss further, please call Clarisse Sinclair on (021) 0262 6276.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 31 March 2023.