Manager, Policy & Strategic Relationships GQ

Job Description

As England’s independent regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments, Ofqual’s job is to maintain standards, to make sure that qualifications accurately reflect the knowledge and skills people have attained through a range of different learning methods.

We work with other Civil Service departments across the spectrum of education to deliver on our priorities and to ensure the best possible outcomes for learners in England

We are looking for a manager to work in our Policy and Stakeholder Relationships team in the General Qualifications Directorate on a twelve month fixed term contract.

It’s an exciting time to join our team, working on policy for GCSEs, AS and A levels and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders in the education system.

Our team also has policy responsibility for Ofqual’s General Conditions that apply to all Awarding Organisations, including those offering Vocational and Technical Qualifications.

In this varied and fast-paced role, you will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders to capture their views and help them understand our role and any policy development in relation to general qualifications. You will prepare briefings, reports and presentations that clearly articulate Ofqual’s regulatory position and policy in a way that is appropriate for the intended audience. You will be involved in a range of policy development activity, which may include working on public consultations.

To be successful in this role, you will

  • be an excellent communicator
  • have strong analytical skills to support effective decision making
  • be able to work collaboratively and at pace on complex policy areas.

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

Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. The team strongly encourages flexible working and personal learning & development. Diversity & Inclusion is important to us. 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.