Associate Director Regulation of National Assessment

Permanent
Job Description

Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. Diversity and Inclusion is important to us. We actively encourage applications both from those within the Civil Service, and outside.

We particularly encourage applications from those of a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background and those with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at Ofqual at this level.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

We are looking to appoint an Associate Director to lead our work on the regulation of national assessments – the range of statutory early years and national curriculum assessments taken in schools.

Our focus in regulating these assessments is on their validity. We have a duty to report to the Secretary of State about any significant failing in national assessment arrangements.

In this role you would:

  • be responsible for Ofqual’s approach to reviewing these assessments – observing, scrutinising and reporting on key aspects of assessment validity;
  • organise monitoring and reporting on key risks and related research; and
  • manage our relationships with the test provider, DfE and other stakeholders.
  • To be successful in the role you will need:
  • strong technical understanding of assessment development and delivery
  • strong analytical skills
  • to be able to communicate complex information to a range of audiences
  • resilience and an ability to work independently.

The role sits within our General Qualifications Directorate. You will be a member of Ofqual’s wider leadership group, working with colleagues from across the organisation to deliver our regulatory priorities.

If you feel that this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.