Welcome to Ofqual – Glenys Stacey, Chief Regulator
I am glad you are interested in working with us. Here at Ofqual we are passionate about qualifications. We believe that all the qualifications we regulate should be of the right standard, so that those taking them can be confident that they are good quality, and worthwhile.
We have made a significant difference since we were established as the independent regulator some four years ago: we maintain GCSE and A level results’ standards consistently, we are implementing significant changes to GCSEs and A levels effectively, and we deal with the shortcomings of individual qualification providers increasingly robustly. And as we do these things, we maintain our independence from Government. But there is so much more we can and intend to do, so that all qualifications are of the right quality. Do take a look at our plans.
We have a great team here, but to be successful we need to recruit yet more good people, people with the competence and commitment to join us and do the important job that we do.
From September 2014 we are changing the way we are structured, and organising ourselves around what we set out to achieve in our plans, with four directorates:
- Strategy, Risk and Research: Develops our strategy, ensuring a risk-based approach throughout the organisation and undertaking research and analysis to inform strategic decision making and the maintenance of standards.
- Vocational Qualifications : Accountable for leading and delivering our strategy for vocational qualifications.
- General Qualifications: Accountable for leading and delivering our strategy for GCSEs, AS and A levels.
- Regulatory Compliance and Business Support: Delivery of regulatory compliance activity and providing business services to help us to achieve our strategic objectives.
There are great opportunities here, and the chance to make a real difference. If you share our passion and feel you can contribute well to our work, then we would love to meet you. I look forward to your application.