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The Office for Students

The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator for higher education in England. With a focus on delivering positive outcomes for students,
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Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, England, BS34 8SR
Company Description

This is a particularly exciting time to join us, as we are evolving post-pandemic, and are currently consulting on a number of regulatory and policy areas. Alongside this we are expanding our flexible team that is responsible for supporting the delivery of core processes, workstreams and projects – and it is here that you could find a unique challenge.

As a member of our Compliance and Student Protection (CASP) directorate, you will take on a varied array of projects that are impacting on the student experience. Gathering information and analysing data, you will formulate evidence-based conclusions and identify the best way to resolve cases across a wide range of topics. Across all that you do, you will have the flexibility and creativity to come up with new ways to address each project.

This is a highly varied role that will also present you with the opportunity to work on policy development. To make the most of this interesting opportunity, you will therefore be both process-driven and highly analytical. With the capacity to present your findings in an articulate manner, you will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and the capacity to reach reliable judgements based on your analyses. On a practical level you will have experience in the shaping or implementation of processes, and a background in the regulatory sector would be useful. Crucially, you will be a team-player who can help colleagues successfully manage their workload, and you will enjoy sharing expertise.

At the OfS, we enjoy a highly collaborative and dynamic working environment in which we are collectively making a difference for students. We want their experience to be everything that it should be, and you will be instrumental in helping us secure better outcomes for them. As such, it is imperative that our workforce is reflective of the diversity of the student body, so we champion a truly inclusive workplace in which everyone is encouraged to succeed regardless of their background or life choices. Working with us is further enhanced by a benefits package which includes a generous Civil Service pension scheme and a good work/life balance.

If you are ambitious, astute and keen to drive the best possible results for England`s higher education students, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Inclusivity statement

The OfS regulates the higher education sector on behalf of all students. We value diversity and the wealth of perspectives, experience and ideas that it brings to our work and we strive to embed equality of opportunity in everything we do.

We recruit based on fair and open competition and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. To attract the widest possible field of qualified applicants, flexible working, for example job share and part time working, apply to this role.

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