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Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation hunts chief operating officer

Matteo Natalucci Published 20 March 2018

£120 role will responsible for developing and innovating Ofqual’s digital, data and technology infrastructure


The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) has announced it is seeking to recruit a chief operating officer to develop and implement its digital, data and technology strategy.

The new role will develop and deliver a digital and data strategy that ensures Ofqual’s approach to information management and cyber security protects its data and assets and derives maximum efficiencies from its digital infrastructure.

The chief operating officer will report directly to the Chief Regulator and will be responsible and accountable for the efficient and effective delivery and development of Ofqual’s largest Directorate – the Regulatory and Corporate Services Directorate with a budget c.£10m and c.85 staff.

The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering a strategy for core regulatory functions including, audit, investigation and ‘recognition’ of awarding bodies. 

Sally Collier, Chief Regulator at  Ofqual, said, “This is an incredibly exciting time to join Ofqual as the qualifications landscape is going through a period of significant reform in line with government policy, and so you’ll have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping our future”.

Sally Collier said, “As the Chief Operating Officer you will be a central member of the Strategic Management Group.  You will lead our largest directorate to provide value added regulatory and corporate services that enable us to meet our statutory and strategic objectives”.

Applications close on March 21, with final panel interviews expected to take place during the week commencing April 4.

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