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Senior Lawyer

Senior Lawyer

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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.

Ofqual is undergoing a period of growth and there has never been a more exciting time to apply. We are growing our Legal team to meet our growth aspirations. We have an expert team of in-house lawyers who are responsible for a number of diverse areas, including enforcement, regulatory policy and data management.

We are looking for two experienced lawyers, who will have responsibility for providing high quality, targeted and accessible legal advice to shape and establish Ofqual’s regulatory policy, conditions and regulatory framework.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the public or regulatory sector, be comfortable working autonomously, but also have the ability to work effectively with others across the organisation, demonstrating the behaviours that are so important at Ofqual.

You will be an integral part of the legal team at Ofqual, benefitting from support from senior and experienced colleagues and an excellent team ethos.

Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. Diversity & Inclusion is important to us. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process, and whatever your background or ethnicity please feel very welcome to apply!

How to apply and further information:

For further details, including a full job description and person specification – please go to the advertiser’s site.

To apply for this role, please click on the apply online button. You will need to either create a new account or log into your existing account.

Closing date: 10 May 2020 at 23:55

Interview date: May 2020 (TBC – subject to change)

We might also ask you to complete a task or presentation on the day of your interview. We’ll provide more information after shortlisting.

We have the opportunity here, through our investment in IT, to offer a very flexible range of ways to meet you for interview. Ofqual employees are now working remotely due to the current guidance in relation to COVID-19. As a result, you may be asked to use digital tools as your application progresses. If so, one of our resourcing colleagues will be on hand to answers any queries you may have throughout the process. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

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