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Current vacancies


Current vacancies

Economist / Financial Analyst (graduate placement)

Details

  • Salary range of £22,000 to £25,500, grade EO
  • 24 month fixed term contract
  • Based in Coventry
  • Closing date for completed applications is 9 September 2016

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

How to apply

About this role

Are you a recent graduate in economics, business or finance? Are you looking for a role where you can contribute to an important national agenda, help shape the path through education into work for the next generation and gain an insight into the civil service?

Ofqual’s Strategic Policy & Risk team is the focal point for the strategic and financial analysis of the qualifications market in England, covering GCSEs, AS, A levels and vocational qualifications, as well as the awarding organisations who create and manage them.  Your ad hoc analysis and report-writing will help shape Ofqual’s regulatory direction and ensure senior management focus on those issues that are most important.  This team provides a commercial focus to the development and application of government regulation and thus is of critical importance and value.

The qualifications market is undergoing significant changes, with GSCE & A Level reforms and the new post-16 skills plan being the key, but far from the only, areas of focus over the next two years.  This role will help to provide clarity on risks and issues arising from these changes.  This is an opportunity to use your skills and knowledge of economics, market analysis and corporate finance to understand the key dynamics of this sector and then present them to a wider audience to inform and empower.

Make a real contribution to the work of an important government department.  Work alongside senior leaders across Ofqual and on projects involving other government departments, business and the wider education sector.  This role will provide plenty of development opportunities and a great set of experiences to propel your career forward.

About you

With a desire to apply your academic experience in a regulatory, but commercially-minded environment, you will be able to undertake both economic and business analysis, from data gathering and interpretation through to writing the final reports.

You will be confident in working collaboratively with colleagues and working flexibly to meet changing priorities. With skills in problem solving and innovative thinking, you will be ready to make valuable contributions from day one, ultimately supporting the success of our regulation in a dynamic and important sector.

This is not a process-driven role, you will need to be independent of thought and ability, able to assess new projects, new ideas and new problems and then work with the whole Ofqual team to provide opinions, solutions and results.

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.

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.

Please follow Ofqual jobs on Twitter to be alerted to any new roles.


Senior Officer, Strategy and Risk

Details

  • Salary range of £31,000 to £36,000, grade HEO
  • 12 month fixed term contract
  • Based in Coventry
  • Closing date for completed applications is 2nd September 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 risk team plays a key role in establishing Ofqual’s priorities for how we regulate GCSEs, AS, A levels and vocational qualifications. The next 12 months is an important time for us, with extensive qualification reform underway. We’re looking for someone to contribute to our developing approach to risk management by producing regular and ad hoc analysis, and to support the development of new initiatives.

With experience in analysing both quantitative and qualitative information, you will excel in identifying key risk findings and communicating these effectively to different audiences. You will be confident in working collaboratively with colleagues and in working flexibly to meet changing priorities. With skills in problem solving and innovative thinking you will make significant contributions from day one, ultimately supporting the success of our regulation in a dynamic and important sector.

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.

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.

Please follow Ofqual jobs on Twitter to be alerted to any new roles.