NSW education board seeks Chief Digital Officer to drive innovation


news The New South Wales Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) is seeking a Chief Digital Officer to drive innovation across schools in the state.

The board will require the new senior staff member – who will replace the the current CDO Richard Doel-Mackaway – to lead the introduction of digital technologies across the organisation in the areas of curriculum, teaching, assessment and registration and accreditation.

The new CDO will advise the board on using digital technologies such as the cloud, online learning and other web-based services, as well as business systems, to improve digital engagement for both students and teachers in the state. The news of the advertisement appears to have been first reported by iTNews.

Candidates must possess a comprehensive understanding of contemporary education issues and trends to inform their recommendations on digital technology.

Digital transformation experience is also required to enable the new CDO to “determine direction, evaluate technical requirements and drive innovation”.

BOSTES is a statutory authority responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools (Kindergarten to Year 12).

The board is also responsible for developing policies and initiatives for evaluating and improving student learning performance across all schools and school sectors.

It established in 2014 following the merger of the Board of Studies NSW and the NSW Institute of Teachers.