ERC – Part-time Item Writers

Item writers are required to source/construct texts and/or develop test questions for educational assessments at primary and post-primary levels. A Bachelor’s degree is required, while experience in item writing or developing curricula or tests is desirable. Opportunities exist in the following content areas:

  • English Language (Reading, Spelling) (Primary)
  • Mathematics (Primary)
  • Abstract Reasoning (Post-primary)

Following interview, successful applicants will be expected to attend workshops at the Educational Research Centre in June 2016 (to be scheduled outside school hours), and to complete the work off-site between June and August 2016. Payment (hourly rate) will be in line with qualifications and experience.

Please send letter of application and CV to: by 5.00 p.m. on May 30th, 2016,

The Educational Research Centre was established almost 50 years ago and became a Statutory Body in September, 2015. It carries out research and evaluation on all aspects of and at all levels of education (check out our website for further information). The Educational Research Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.