Head of Engagement and Communications

12 Nov 2012
03 Dec 2012
Reena Kumar
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Engagement and Communications


Salary £65,000

Maybe you’ve already heard of us; the strategic, risk-based regulator for qualifications and assessments. What we do touches the lives of millions. Qualifications need to be of the right quality, time after time, and they need to be of real, enduring value to those taking them and those using them. So we are focusing our energies on the providers of qualifications and leading the standards debate.

We have a big job to do. We need an experienced and dynamic individual to make sure that we engage effectively with all of those who have a stake in the examinations and qualifications system. We also want to improve our communications so that we speak with a clear and consistent voice that helps us achieve our priorities.

We have a lot to achieve in this exciting and challenging time of change. While your technical background in engagement and communications will be important, this is above all a leadership role. Reporting to the Director of Policy and Engagement you will join a newly formed extended senior team charged with leading change and communicating and influencing widely both within and outside of Ofqual.

How to apply:

If you meet these requirements and are committed to delivering a qualifications system that is trusted by all, we’d like to hear from you.  To apply please send a comprehensive CV plus supporting statement which includes details of your current salary and benefit package.

You are politely requested to complete and return the attached monitoring information form.  The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. This form will not be treated as part of your application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd December at 1700hrs

Recruitment Process:

Should you decide to make a formal application, Ofqual will confirm receipt of your application. You will hear from Ofqual if you are being called forward to the assessment centre in Coventry, the timing for which is currently being scheduled. Those candidates not invited will be advised by email.  Following the assessment centre all candidates invited for final panel interview will be advised by telephone. 

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