As the independent regulator of general and vocational qualifications in England, Ofqual’s job is to maintain standards, to make sure that qualifications accurately reflect the knowledge and skills people need to achieve their goals. Over the last nine years, general qualifications in England – GCSEs, AS and A levels – have been overhauled to ensure that they compare with the best in the world. Technical qualifications and apprenticeships are now undergoing a similar programme of reform, with the introduction of the new T Levels in 2020 at the forefront of this.
Ofqual is a world-class centre of expertise in the regulation of qualification standards and plays an important role in ensuring these reforms are delivered successfully for the benefit of individual students, as well as for the economy and society. Beyond maintaining standards and overseeing reforms, Ofqual also has a statutory remit to promote public awareness of and confidence in regulated qualifications.
We are looking for up to two Board members who can command respect and inspire confidence across the education sector, employers, the public, awarding organisations, government ministers and Ofqual itself.
The role of a Board member is a significant challenge, but a fascinating and rewarding one. You will bring deep technical and/or practical expertise in assessment and qualification design.
We are seeking Board members who can think strategically, build relationships with our senior stakeholders, have the skills to operate at a high level on a Board and who can provide support and challenge to the Executive.
We are focussed on equality of opportunity for all, and particularly welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, LGBT candidates and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
To apply, please visit the public appointments website via the button below.