The Office for Students regulates higher education providers in England on behalf of all students. We aim to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Our work covers all kinds of students whether undergraduate or postgraduate, home or international, young or mature, full-time or part-time, studying on campus or by distance learning.
We will make up to two appointments to our Provider Risk Committee in September 2021. The committee has reserved decision-making powers under the OfS`s scheme of delegation to take regulatory decisions in relation to English higher education providers. We are looking for applicants with knowledge and experience of a complex principles-based regulatory environment, for example, a regulator, an advisor, a regulated undertaking, a consumer body, a representative body or similar.
We value diversity and the wealth of perspectives, experience and ideas that it brings to our work, and we strive to embed equality of opportunity in everything we do.
We recruit based on fair and open competition and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, race and ethnicity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented in relation to our diversity action plan aspirations for committee appointments.
Further information, including the person specification and the committee`s authority, is available in the candidate information pack available on the OfS`s website
www.officeforstudents.org.uk/careers/ You will be asked to complete a statement outlining your experience and addressing the essential criteria for the role. These are fixed-term appointments for two or three years, and a fee for attendance at meetings and expenses may be claimed.