Cymwysterau Cymru

Head of Qualification Standards

Qualifications Wales
Band 5 £48,650 - £58,185 per annum
Q2, Imperial Park, Newport NP10 8AR
Closing Date:
Job Term:
Full time

Contract: Permanent, full time. Requests for alternative working patterns, including Part Time, Job share and secondments, may be discussed at interview.

Relocation expenses may be payable for permanent appointments

Salary and benefits: Band 5 £48,650 - £58,185 per annum
We offer 30 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and up to three days office closure at Christmas), flexible working arrangements and membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
The post may also attract a recruitment and retention allowance based on skills and ability.
Hours of work: 37
Department: Regulation
Reporting to: Executive Director Regulation

Qualifications Wales is an independent regulator of qualifications and the qualification system in Wales. It is a Welsh Government Sponsored body and is responsible for ensuring that qualifications and the qualifications system are effective in meeting the reasonable needs of learners in Wales, and for promoting public confidence in these.
The Head of Qualification Standards will have oversight of the setting and maintaining of qualification standards in Wales to enable Qualifications Wales to be able to assure itself and the public that qualification standards are maintained and learners in Wales achieve fair qualification results. The post holder will be expected to drive forward the development and delivery of Qualifications Wales’ strategy to ensure that qualification standards are appropriately and securely set and maintained in Wales and inspire public confidence.
The Head of Qualification Standards will have oversight of each examination series including working with external stakeholders and other UK regulators. The Head of Qualification Standards will lead several work strands including comparability of qualification standards over time and improving awarding processes. Working with the communications function, the Head of Qualification Standards will be responsible for planning a programme of work to improve public understanding of exam processes and qualification standard setting and maintenance.

How to apply

  • Closing date for applications: 3 October 2019
    Interview: 14 October 2019

    Please click the link below for more information and to apply:

  • Contact name:
    Jo Richards – Cyfarwyddwr Gweithredol Rheoleiddio
  • Company Address:

    Imperial Park,
    Newport NP10 8AR

  • Telephone:
    01633 373318
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