Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) of Schools

OfstedSouth East; East of England; North East, Yorkshire and Humber

Permanent or fixed term/secondment (up to two years)

Home-based with travel.

Salary £75,500 (post probation) + home-based working and vehicle user allowance + performance-related rewards and other benefits. An additional market supplement may be available for exceptional candidates.

Because children deserve the best.

This is a uniquely important time to join Ofsted. We know that the system continues to face extraordinary pressures. These pressures further emphasise our role as a force for improvement and the importance of understanding the quality of education that children are experiencing. 

Our education inspection framework has curriculum and the quality of education at its heart. If you join us as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI), you will use this framework and your expertise to shine a light on good practice and constructively challenge where schools need to improve. You will receive excellent training, so that your existing expertise is used to maximum impact. As you develop as an HMI, you may also have the opportunity to use your subject expertise through research and specialist work.

We are looking for professionals from across primary (including early years) and secondary schools. Leadership experience will be essential; you might be a headteacher, deputy head or head of a secondary school department. Whichever path your career has taken so far, you will also:

  • have a proven track record of improvement
  • be an inspirational and credible communicator, confident in making judgements and passionate about improving outcomes
  • understand good practice, complemented by the ability to analyse evidence and present it fairly and clearly.

Above all, you will be resilient, acting with confidence, conviction and integrity in the face of challenge.

To find out more about the role, including from existing HMI, see our recruitment pack.

If you think you have the right experience and are excited about working with us, we would welcome an application. 

The closing date for applications is 11.55pm on Tuesday 19 January 2021. 

Successful candidates will join us from September 2021.

We’re particularly interested in hearing from candidates based in: South East; East of England; North East, Yorkshire and Humber.

If you’re interested in this role, but not based in one of these regions, please register your details here, so we can notify you when vacancies become available in your area.