Senior Manager, VTQ Policy

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.

There has never been a more exciting time to apply to work in the Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQ) Directorate within Ofqual. There is currently an important focus within government on VTQs, and there is unprecedented reform and review activity ongoing in relation to a wide range of VTQs. In addition Ofqual has recently been tasked with an expanded role in the external quality assurance of Apprenticeships and we are dealing with the challenges presented by Covid-19. We are growing the the VTQ Policy team to meet these challenging and exciting objectives.

We are seeking a Senior Manager in the VTQ Policy team. The post holder will play a leading role in ensuring that the work of Ofqual secures qualifications that are fit for purpose and have the greatest overall benefit for users of qualifications, students and learners and the wider education and training system. They will be involved in complex policy development work, including regulatory framework development to ensure that Ofqual delivers on its priority VTQ initiatives. The post holder will need strong problem solving and analytical skills to deliver this policy work. They will also need to be an expert communicator, as the role requires the post holder to work extensively with both internal and external stakeholders, as well as be responsible for drafting consultations, governance papers and working with other teams on a range of external communications.

Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. We actively encourage applications both from those within the Civil Service, and outside. We particularly encourage applications from those of a BAME background and those with disabilities, who are currently under-represented within Ofqual.

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.

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This vacancy will close for applications on 01 November 2020 at 23:55.

Interviews will be held remotely using Microsoft Teams. They are currently scheduled to take place in November 2020 (subject to change).

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.