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Senior Officer – Standards for Design, Development & Evaluation of General Qualifications (DDEGQ)

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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. We have a senior officer role available on a permanent basis in the General Qualifications Directorate. Whilst the successful applicant may function across a range of activities in the Standards for Design, Development and Evaluation of General Qualifications (DDEGQ) team, their focus initially will be on considering applications for recognition as awarding organisations. Overtime the focus may change to reviewing qualification specifications and assessment arrangements. The role requires strong analytical skills and attention to detail. It is a varied and fast-paced role. You must be capable of explaining complex issues clearly to a range of audiences, managing competing priorities whilst maintaining attention to detail and, in some instances, withstanding professional challenge. Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. The team strongly encourages flexible working and personal learning & development. Diversity and Inclusion is important to us. 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 at this level. 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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