Vacancy: Ofqual Board Member, Department for Education

November 17, 2016

Vacancy Description


Ofqual is the independent qualifications regulator for England. Its primary responsibilities are to maintain standards in regulated qualifications and assessments.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Ofqual Board

The Ofqual Board is the legal authority responsible for the regulation of qualifications and assessments.

The Board provides leadership and direction, setting strategic aims, values and standards. It consists of the Chair, between 7 and 12 ordinary members and the Chief Regulator (Chief Executive). Day to day responsibilities are delegated to the Chief Regulator.

The Board has four committees, two of which meet regularly, and two advisory groups:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Reform Committee (convened as necessary)
  • Enforcement Committee (convened as necessary)
  • Standards Advisory Group
  • Vocational Advisory Group

Other board sub-groups are established as required. Each committee is chaired by a Board member.

Person Specification

The Secretary of State is seeking applications from high calibre individuals for appointment to the Ofqual Board.

To help you decide if you wish to be considered for these posts, we have listed below the criteria that will be applied when assessing applications. Applicants will need to demonstrate in their written applications instances where their experience matches the essential criteria detailed below and it will be an advantage to demonstrate evidence of experience that matches the desirable criteria.

Essential Criteria

  • The ability to think strategically and to contribute to strategic development in different contexts;
  • High level management and/or board experience in the public, voluntary or private sectors;
  • The ability to build effective relationships at high levels and/or between organisations.

Closing Date: 09/12/2016 at 12:00

For further information, please visit the Centre for Public Appointments website


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