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Recruitment opportunities at Qualifications Wales.

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Qualifications Manager

Band 4 – Salary range £39,310 - £47,000 per annum

We also 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.

We currently have three fixed term Qualifications Manager opportunities available. These are full time (37 hours per week) posts, however requests for alternative working patterns, including part-time and job share may be discussed at interview.

These fixed term roles will run until 31 December 2023 as a result of additional time limited work associated with qualifications reform. There may be a possibility of permanency. One role will require a fluent Welsh speaker.

Qualifications Managers will 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 postholder(s) will take a lead role in developing and defining our expectations and requirements for new qualifications, in procuring and managing contracts for the development of those qualifications and in ensuring that, once developed, the qualifications are fit for purpose and that learning providers are well-prepared to offer them.  

For full job description click here.

Please see How to Apply here.

Closing date: Friday 2 October 2020 – 10 am

Interviews: These will be held online during the weeks commencing 12 and 19 October 2020

 

Qualifications Officer

Band 3 – Salary range £30,600 - £37,410 per annum

We also 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.

Opportunities have risen for one permanent and two fixed-term Qualifications Officers in our Qualifications Policy and Reform and Regulation Directorates. We anticipate that there may be further opportunities during the next 12 months so if possible we would like to create a reserve list of suitable candidates.

One role within the Qualifications Policy and Reform Directorate requires a fluent Welsh speaker.

Whichever team Qualifications Officers work in the primary purpose of the role is to play a part in ensuring that qualifications and the qualification system in Wales are effective in meeting the needs of learners and in supporting the promotion of public confidence in both of these. The specific duties of the post will vary slightly according to the team to which the post holder is deployed, but will always be concerned with:

  • planning and organising work, supporting project management
  • reviewing the application of criteria to a given situation and supporting the forming of a judgement against such criteria;
  • identifying and differentiating between relevant evidence;
  • supporting the provision of clear feedback to awarding bodies and others;
  • contracting and interacting with expert advisers;
  • engaging with stakeholders;
  • accurate report writing, note taking and record keeping.

For full job description click here.

Please see How to Apply here.

Closing date: Thursday 1 October 2020 - 5pm

Interviews: We anticipate that these will be held online on 21 October 2020

  

Finance Manager 

This is a fixed term opportunity for 18 months - 2 years with the possibility of permanency.  

Band 4 - £39,310 - £47,000 per annum

We also 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.

An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join the organisation for an 18-24-month period. The organisation is setting out to re-tender its finance and HR system. This will result in either revisions to the existing system or the implementation of a new system. Additional senior capacity is required to enable this to be delivered alongside a challenging business plan. It may be that a permanent position is required and this will be reviewed alongside any changes to processes associated with the new system.

The Finance Manager will report to the Head of Finance and carry out a range of tasks on their behalf to ensure the smooth running of the finance function and support system(s) changes.

For full job description click here.

Please see How to Apply here.

Closing date: Tuesday 29 September – 5pm

Interviews: 20 and 23 October