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Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
8 December 2017

Job overview

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) creates and promotes research-based knowledge, products and services to improve learning outcomes. Established in 1930, ACER is an independent not-for-profit organisation with the Head Office in Australia and more than 400 staff operating in Melbourne, other Australian offices, Dubai, Jakarta, London and New Delhi. ACER’s international reputation was recognised when it was selected to manage the PISA project on behalf of the OECD from 2000 to 2015.

ACER has operated in the UK since 2004 building a strong reputation for high-quality assessment services to schools and specialist services to higher education including admission testing for medical programs. Today, a significant portion of ACER’s activity is international. ACER UK is established as a UK company which is focused on growing activity across the UK and Europe through developing new services and income streams from its London base. From August 2017 the Scottish national standardised assessments are being developed and delivered by ACER.

A recognised thought leader and trusted advisor, the CEO will be commercially astute and entrepreneurial, and able to operate with a high degree of autonomy. Candidates will be credible with senior leaders across the education sector and have experience of developing new business and establishing sustainable partnerships. As an ambassador for ACER, the CEO will enhance and grow the organisation’s brand as the UK’s foremost independent educational research organisation.

For further information on this role, including details of how to apply, please visit

Applications are invited by the closing date of Friday 8th December 2017.

About Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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