Current vacancies

Recruitment opportunities at Qualifications Wales.

All our vacancies are advertised here and on our Twitter page. We kindly ask that you do not send speculative CVs as we are unable to keep these on file. 

All employees are currently working from home in line with Government guidance.

We are currently operating a trial of hybrid working this involves working at home with an opportunity to reserve a desk to work in the office on a number of days each week.  This trial, and feedback from employees, will inform our plans for a future way of working which we think will start in 2022. 

Qualifications Manager – Impact Assessment and Benefits Management 

This work is high profile and influential. Qualifications Managers in QPR play a lead role in qualifications review and reform and undertake high level engagement with employers, employer bodies, subject and professional experts, learning providers and awarding bodies.  

The postholder(s) will take a lead role in developing and implementing an approach to defining, assessing and tracking the potential benefits and impacts of emerging proposals for the design of new GCSEs and other qualifications intended to support the new Curriculum for Wales. They will also play a central role in planning for successfully implementing the proposed changes. This will involve working effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to help capture and test potential impacts and benefits, identify requirements for successful implementation and develop plans for addressing these. As the work progresses, findings will need to be presented effectively for internal and external audiences to help inform and explain decisions relating to the design and implementation of new qualifications.  

This is a full-time role (37 hours per week), but requests for other working patterns, including part-time work and job sharing, can be discussed at the interview.

We are open to discussing whether this post could be delivered remotely.

The fixed term role will run until 31 August 2024 to deliver additional time-limited work relating to qualification reform. These posts may be made permanent.

Salary and benefits: Band 4 £39,310- £47,000 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.

Closing date: 3 November 2021 – 10 am

Interview: These will be held online during the weeks commencing 1 November and 8 November

Full job description here and how to apply here.

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Qualifications Manager (fixed-term contract, two positions available)

This work is high profile and influential. Qualifications Managers in Qualifications Policy and Reform play a lead role in qualifications review and reform and will undertake high level engagement with employers, employer bodies, subject and professional experts, learning providers and awarding bodies. 

The post-holder(s) will take a lead role in working with stakeholders to develop and define our expectations and requirements for new qualifications, and in ensuring that, once developed, the qualifications are fit for purpose and that learning providers are well-prepared to offer them.   Some Qualifications Managers are involved in procuring and managing contracts for the development of those qualifications.

We aim to appoint one fluent Welsh speaker from this recruitment exercise.

This is a full time (37 hours per week) post, however requests for alternative working patterns, including part-time and job share may be discussed at interview.

We are open to discussing whether these roles could be delivered remotely.

The fixed term role will run until 31 August 2024 to cover additional time-limited work associated with qualifications reform. There may be a possibility of permanency.

Salary and benefits: Band 4 £39,310- £47,000 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.

Closing date: 3 November 2021 – 10 am

Interview: These will be held online during the weeks commencing 1 November and 8 November

Full job description here and how to apply here.

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Strategic Engagement Officer

This is a pivotal role in the team, to support the implementation of strategic engagement and communications activities within the context of the wider narrative. The post-holder will work closely with every area of the Communications & Stakeholder Engagement directorate to co-ordinate a range of priority engagement and communications activity. They will report to the Head of Strategic Engagement and will tactically support a range of specific project work linked to stakeholder engagement.

The key driver for the role is planning and supporting this area of work, with specific responsibility for scheduling and project managing a range of communications and engagement activity. 

Other duties covered by the role include working with Content and Editorial Manager to deliver internal communications, stakeholder engagement such as public affairs as well as support duties across the full range of activities including events, CRM and priority projects.

Permanent, full time. Requests for alternative working patterns, including part time, job share may be discussed at interview.

Salary and benefits: Band 3 £30,600- £37,410 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.

Closing date: 1 November 2021 – 10 am

Interview: These will be held online on 12 November.

Full job description here and how to apply here.

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Senior Statistician

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Research and Statistics team in Qualifications Wales. The purpose of the team is to develop and deliver research and statistics in support of the furtherance of Qualifications Wales’ principal aims in relation to qualifications and the qualification system. The team provides advice on assessment and qualification research and statistics with the aim of providing an objective evidence base for regulatory and policy decision-making about qualifications in Wales.

The primary role of the Senior Statistical Officer is to provide statistical information and advice to the organisation and to produce statistics in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and related guidance. Working with the Head of Research and Statistics, the role holder will manage a schedule of data collection from government and awarding bodies as well as the production of a suite of Official Statistics releases, and regular and ad hoc analyses . The role also provides support to the regulatory monitoring of the award of GCSE, AS and A level grades in Wales.

Permanent, full time. We will consider applications for this opportunity on a secondment basis for a period of no less than 18 months.

Requests for alternative working patterns, including part time, job share may be discussed at interview.

Salary and benefits: Band 4 £39,310- £47,000 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.

Closing date: 3 November 2021 - midday

Interview: These will be held online on 16th or 18th November.

Full job description here and how to apply here.

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