The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator for higher education in England. We were created in 2018 to ensure that all students, whatever their background, have a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.
We see diversity as key. Having a breadth of cultures and heritages in our business brings about an inspiring and inclusive environment – so we warmly welcome talent from all backgrounds. We are also very proud to be a Disability Confident employer, meaning that we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process for qualifying disabled applicants.
With the world becoming ever more technology driven we are making sure that we keep ahead of the curve. Information Technology is fundamental to the OfS in being able to carry out its role as a regulator effectively. We have made major investments in new Microsoft based cloud-based technologies and systems such as Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and SharePoint online that underlines this commitment.
Our IT team is at the forefront of enabling the organisation to utilise these investments – remaining fresh and contemporary to ensure we embrace the direction of our industry. Our commitment and enthusiasm for moving forward with our technology means that opportunity for our people to succeed is truly great, with a wonderful work-life balance.
The purpose of the `Digital Quality Assurance Test Analyst` post is to assure the quality of all software developed by our in-house Agile development team. Most of this software is web based and the key responsibilities of the post include working closely with the development team and other QA Test Analysts including contract staff designing and executing test plans and carrying out exploratory testing as part of the broader risk-based approach to ensure the quality of the software being delivered to the business.
If you have a passion for software quality, have an aptitude for software testing, enjoying working in an Agile development team and are capable of taking both a business and operational view when analysing the system under test, we would be keen to meet you.
Our IT department is both dynamic and agile. It is fast-paced, busy, and consistently challenging but equally a friendly and supportive place to gain great experience quickly and personally develop in a customer-focused space – we are not simply just a support team, we are a key partner in the organisation.
So, if you are looking for an exciting role in an exciting friendly place then feel free to apply and tell us just why we should work together.
We provide our staff with a comprehensive staff development programme, 25 days annual leave, and the opportunity to join a valuable salary based Civil Service pension scheme.
This post has been designated as a triple pay banding role. This enables candidates to the appointed to an appropriate pay band depending on their skills and experience, as demonstrated, and assessed through the selection process. See the job description for more details.
We are seeking to appoint one full time one-year fixed term maternity cover position for this role.
This role is assigned to pay bands 6/7/8 i.e. triple banded:
The full bands are:
Pay band 6 – £26,229 – £26,958
Pay band 7 – £30,372 – £31,216
Pay band 8 – £37.273 – £38,309
– Learning and development tailored to your role
– An environment with flexible working options
– A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
– A Civil Service pension
During the current COVID-19 situation, to reflect government advice, interviews may be held via video link. If you are shortlisted, we will work with you to ensure you are given the opportunity to attend interview in the most appropriate way.
The OfS embraces and promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We strive to reflect this in our workforce so that we represent the diversity of those whose interests we promote. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome flexible working, and as an organisation which exists to support education and lifelong learning, we are firmly committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all employees.