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Ofqual - Spring Place, Coventry

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Current vacancies


Role

Associate Director, Strategic Policy and Risk

Details

  • Salary range of £63,000 to £70,000 (Grade 6)
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Based in Coventry
  • We offer pension contributions, childcare vouchers, eye care vouchers and a cycle to work scheme
  • Closing date for completed applications is noon on 24 April 2015

Ofqual is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all parts of the community.

How to apply

About us

Here at Ofqual, we are passionate about the quality of qualifications. It makes us tick. It is why we are here. We want all the qualifications that we regulate to be of the right quality, whether they be in Plumbing, Childcare, Maths or Greek.

We are changing the way we work and the way we regulate, to drive improvements to regulated qualifications of all types, wherever it is needed.

About you

Reporting to our Executive Director of Strategy, Risk and Research, you’ll be responsible for the development and implementation Ofqual’s regulatory strategy. As a member of our senior management team, you’ll provide foresight and strategic planning to inform the Chief Regulator in setting our organisational direction.

You’ll be responsible for Ofqual’s risk framework, honing our risk-based approach to regulation. You will also provide specialist advice and thought leadership on all matters related to economic and market impact of regulatory activity, including pricing, competition and awarding organisations’ financial stability.

What we offer

Salary range of £63,000 to £70,000

All positions are full time, 36 hours per week and benefits include a Government pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays, development opportunities, employee well-being programmes and other benefits.

What next?

To apply for this post please complete the online application linked above. If you have any issues please email recruitment@ofqual.gov.uk

If you decide to apply we will confirm receipt of your application.

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

The law is continually being reviewed by the Home Office and UK Border Agency so please check you meet the requirements before you apply.

Civil Service nationality rules

Civil Service nationality rules determine who Ofqual can open posts to.

You are eligible to apply if you are a:

  • UK national
  • Commonwealth citizen,
  • National of the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Swiss or Turkish national (subject to certain restrictions).

Certain family members of EEA, Swiss and Turkish nationals who are not themselves EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals, are also eligible.

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Role

Teacher secondment – Senior Manager

Details

  • Salary range of £44,000 to £56,000 (Grade 7)
  • Full time, fixed term 12 month contract
  • Based in Coventry
  • Closing date for completed applications is noon on 24 April 2015

Ofqual is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all parts of the community.

How to apply

About us

Here at Ofqual, we are passionate about the quality of qualifications. It makes us tick. It is why we are here. We want all the qualifications that we regulate to be of the right quality, whether they be in Plumbing, Childcare, Maths or Greek.

We are changing the way we work and the way we regulate, to drive improvements to regulated qualifications of all types, wherever it is needed.

We have a big job to do in a complex and changing sector. We are looking to recruit a teacher for a year’s secondment to work as a senior relationship manager within our General Qualifications directorate, working on our programme of reform to GCSEs and A levels.

About you

You will play a leading role in communicating Ofqual’s aims, plans and decisions for GCSEs and A levels through the development of good relationships with key stakeholders. Your work will enable stakeholders throughout the education system to engage with us and communicate their requirements and concerns.

You will need to maintain a good understanding of government policy. This will enable you to identify and analyse the impact of our activity on the wider education system

You will help us build relationships with a range of stakeholders and make sure they understand our regulatory strategy. In particular, you will engage with school head teachers, representative bodies and specialist interest groups. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of our work in order to influence stakeholders across the education system.

You will also be responsible for reflecting stakeholders’ issues back to us. Your teaching and management experience will be essential in providing concise and relevant information to support decision making. You will also be good at getting to the heart of an issue, identifying the key issues and not being deflected by noise. You will also need to identify, analyse and manage risks and to use this information to respond to incidents in a controlled and strategic manner.

What we offer

This is a 12 month secondment opportunity. Your current terms and conditions are likely to remain the same, including salary, which would be equivalent to an Ofqual Grade 7.

The salary range is between £44,000 and £56,000. You will be required to adhere to Ofqual’s annual leave terms and conditions which is currently 40.5 days per annum (includes bank holidays and privilege days).

If you are successful in securing this position you will need approval from your current employer.

What next?

To apply for this post please complete the online application linked above. If you have any issues please email recruitment@ofqual.gov.uk

If you decide to apply we will confirm receipt of your application.

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

The law is continually being reviewed by the Home Office and UK Border Agency so please check you meet the requirements before you apply.

Civil Service nationality rules

Civil Service nationality rules determine who Ofqual can open posts to.

You are eligible to apply if you are a:

  • UK national
  • Commonwealth citizen,
  • National of the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Swiss or Turkish national (subject to certain restrictions).

Certain family members of EEA, Swiss and Turkish nationals who are not themselves EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals, are also eligible.

Our contact details