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Current vacancies

Role

Administrator Business and Projects

Details

  • Salary range of £19,000 to £20,500 (Grade AO)
  • 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 5pm on 4 September 2015

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

How to apply

About us

Ofqual regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

About you

We are looking for an experienced administrator who will provide efficient and effective administrative support to a range of teams across Ofqual.

You will be responsible for performing a range of administration duties including administering internal and external meetings, administration of events, arranging hotel and travel bookings, proof reading documents and data input. The ideal candidate should have experience of working in a business support and/or administrative function, experience of organising and managing meetings, good written and oral communication skills, and knowledge and experience of operating in a customer service environment.

What we offer

Salary range of £19,000 to £20,500

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

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


Role

Senior Manager of Statistics and Analytics

Details

  • Salary range of £44,000 to £56,000 (Grade 7)
  • 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 5pm on 4 September 2015

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

How to apply

About us

Ofqual regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Research is at the heart of our plan to grow our capacity and capability here at Ofqual. Our new Research and Analysis team will play a pivotal role in the design and delivery of research into educational assessments and qualifications. The work we do will strengthen our regulatory decision-making, ensuring we have access to the latest findings and information about qualifications to support our position as a credible authority.

About you

As our Head of Profession for statistics, you will use your technical expertise to support our operation, providing colleagues with data that insight into the assessment and qualifications field to guide regulatory activity and support decisions and policy making. You will also be responsible for the production of Official and National Statistics and the provision of statistical and analytical support to the wider organisation.

A creative thinker, you should be highly experienced in a wide range of quantitative analytical techniques and statistical methods and in designing and creating studies and producing written reports. You should also be adept at communicating complex concepts to a wide range of audiences.

What we offer

Salary range of £44,000 to £56,000

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

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


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 5pm on 11 September 2015

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

How to apply

About us

Ofqual regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

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

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


Role

Senior Manager, General Qualifications – Teacher Secondment

Details

  • Salary range of £44,000 to £56,000 (Grade 7)
  • 12 month, Secondment opportunity
  • Based in Coventry
  • Closing date for completed applications is 5pm on 18 September 2015

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

How to apply

About us

Ofqual regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

We secure the standards of qualifications in order to promote confidence in them and to ensure that the system works well.

It is a challenging and exciting time for General Qualifications, with our reform programme of GCSEs and A levels in full swing.  We are looking to recruit a senior teacher with an interest in assessment and education policy to work within our General Qualification Strategic Relationships team to help with this important work.

About you

You will play a leading role in developing trusted relationships with stakeholders throughout the education system.  Both an important channel to communicate our plans to teachers, schools and education organisations, you will also reflect their issues, views and concerns to us.  As you gather those views, you will need you to provide clear, concise and coherent communication to teams across Ofqual in order to contribute to and improve our decision making.

Drawing on your own experiences and expertise, you will develop and implement effective ways of communicating Ofqual’s objectives, plans and decisions for General Qualifications in ways that are relevant and accessible.

An excellent opportunity to gain experience and understanding of education policy and specifically assessment, you will need to gain a comprehensive understanding of our work in order to influence stakeholders including School Head Teachers, representative bodies and Learned Societies to achieve successful outcomes.

We will also expect you to identify, analyse and manage risks, according to Ofqual’s risk framework, in order to respond to incidents in a controlled and strategic manner.

This is a 12 month secondment opportunity. You will remain on your current terms and conditions, including salary, which would be equivalent to an Ofqual Grade 7. The salary range is between £44,000 and £56,000. You will adhere to Ofqual’s annual leave terms and conditions. All other terms and conditions are likely to remain the same.

What we offer

Salary range of £44,000 to £56,000

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

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


Role

Support Officer Infrastructure

Details

  • Salary range of £22,000 to £25,500 (Grade EO)
  • 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 5pm on 18 September 2015

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

How to apply

About us

Ofqual regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. We’re here to secure the standards of qualifications, to promote confidence in them and to ensure that the system works well – that standards are maintained. We’ve a big job to do in a complex and changing sector. It’s a challenging and exciting time.

Ofqual is updating its IT infrastructure and moving to the Cloud and Office 365.  Office 365 and SharePoint will be the mainstay of our business applications in future.

About you

You will be working in a small team dedicated to support on a variety of operating systems, hardware and supporting the in-house infrastructure.Responsibilities for the role of IT Support Officer includes;

  • Provide a single point of contact through a variety of channels including helpdesk portal, telephone and email
  • Take calls, resolve tickets and triage to relevant teams
  • Deliver a professional level of support and a high level of first line resolution
  • Carry out initial troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Solid Windows experience utilising support in Office 365, Active Directory, Exchange, Windows 8.1, Office 2013 and Windows Server 2012
  • Identifying and recognising known/new bugs and escalating to the relevant team for further investigation

What we offer

Salary range of £22,000 to £25,500

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

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


Role

Manager Application Support

Details

  • Salary range of £38,000 to £44,000 (Grade SEO)
  • 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 5pm on 18 September 2015

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

How to apply

About us

Ofqual regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. We’re here to secure the standards of qualifications, to promote confidence in them and to ensure that the system works well – that standards are maintained. We’ve a big job to do in a complex and changing sector. It’s a challenging and exciting time.

Ofqual is improving its IT infrastructure and moving to the cloud and Office 365.  Office 365 SharePoint will be the mainstay of our business applications in future but we also need to manage a ‘cloud first’ application portfolio.

About you

 The main focus of this role is to manage the operation, maintenance and development of Ofqual’s application portfolio (including Office 365 configuration). To be successful in this role you will be comfortable liaising with users and managing suppliers.  You will have experience designing and implementing ITIL aligned processes that cover all stages of the lifecycle. Problems are often complex and you should be able to demonstrate that you can quickly understand what has happened and determine a course of corrective action. You should be approachable and pro-active when dealing with change stakeholders.

What we offer

Salary range of £38,000 to £44,000

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

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


Role

Senior Officer Application Support

Details

  • Salary range of £31,000 to £36,000 (Grade HEO)
  • 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 5pm on 18 September 2015

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

How to apply

About us

Ofqual regulates qualifications, exams and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. We’re here to secure the standards of qualifications, to promote confidence in them and to ensure that the system works well – that standards are maintained. We’ve a big job to do in a complex and changing sector. It’s a challenging and exciting time.

Ofqual is improving its IT infrastructure and moving to the cloud and Office 365.  Office 365 SharePoint and CRM will be the mainstay of our business applications in future. We are looking to configure these systems rather than develop bespoke code.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be familiar with configuring SharePoint to deliver business solutions, as well as having some experience of working with a CRM system.  You will have delivered business applications by using out of the box functionality in an Office 365 environment.

You will be able to use formal testing methods to assure your own and others developments. As well as developing new solutions, you will be responsible for maintaining existing solutions and will be conversant with incident, problem and defect management.  You should be approachable and pro-active when dealing with change stakeholders.

What we offer

Salary range of £31,000 to £36,000

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

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