Ofqual - Spring Place, Coventry

Want to know more about working at Ofqual? Glenys Stacey talks about the work we do and the opportunity for you to contribute.

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Current vacancies

Senior Officer, Compliance


  • Salary range of £31,000 to £36,000, grade HEO
  • Full time, 12 months fixed-term contract
  • Based in Coventry
  • Closing date for completed applications is noon on 12 February 2016

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. 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.

About you

 Our regulatory compliance team leads on our operational regulatory activity by auditing, investigating and undertaking checks on the awarding organisations and qualifications we regulate.

You will form part of a compliance project team reviewing new GCSE, AS and A level qualifications so that only those meeting our regulatory requirements are accredited. You will review these qualifications against our regulatory requirements, and gain subject expert input where necessary, to inform robust, evidence-based decision making.

We are looking for people who share our values and integrity with a background in regulation or compliance.  The workload is dynamic and the right candidate needs to have the ability to be flexible both working as part of a team and independently.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience to contribute to the success of a national regulator working in a dynamic and rapidly changing sector.

This is a 12 month fixed-term role based in Coventry.

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

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 under review 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.

If you would like any more information please contact us.