Deputy Chief Executive Review and Improvement - Fisher Leadership
Wellington, New Zealand
Close Date: 07/06/2020
REF: EROdce0520
Applications for this listing are closed

Deputy Chief Executive Review and Improvement

Wellington, New Zealand
Close Date: 07/06/2020
REF: EROdce0520

Be a key part of the Education Review Office (ERO) leadership team driving a new operating model to reform the way ERO works with the education sector.

  • Lead a progressive and contemporary change agenda
  • Drive the operational repositioning of the largest group in ERO
  • Make a difference to NZ education system

The Position
The Education Review Office (ERO) seeks to appoint an innovative transformation leader to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Review and Improvement (DCE). This role is critical to ensuring that New Zealanders can have confidence in schools and early learning services and to the delivery of equity and excellence in outcomes for all learners.
Based in Wellington and reporting to the Chief Executive, as DCE you will be the driving force in shifting ERO’s institutional review approach to one that more strongly adds value and supports ongoing sector improvement.
With accountability for a nationally distributed team, you will collaborate with the relevant functions in the Ministry of Education, other sector agencies and stakeholders to ensure aligned and complementary work programmes.
As an outstanding credible leader with strong insight into the educational context in New Zealand, your track record will demonstrate senior operational experience in a complex environment, with the ability to lead at the team, organisational and sector level. You will have a robust change management background and political nous, including strong interpersonal skills to manage varied stakeholder relationships in a demanding and currently fluid context.
With a strong commitment to quality, equity and ongoing improvement, your leadership style will be pro-active and innovative, combined with the attributes of curiosity, honesty, courage, self-awareness and resilience. A commitment to biculturalism and a strong understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the education sector will be important.
The Organisation
The Education Review Office Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) promotes equity and drives improvement in New Zealand’s education system through its institutional reviews, and its national research and evaluation program. ERO aims to ensure that New Zealanders can have confidence in our kōhanga reo, early learning services, kura and schools, and to lift performance in those areas and of those providers that need it most. Independent and objective monitoring by ERO is critical to the integrity of the New Zealand education system.
For further information about ERO, please visit
To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference EROdce0520, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kirsten Henderson, of Fisher Leadership, or call +64 21 616 341 for further information.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 June 2020

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