Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser - Learning and Teaching

45992.00 - 48292.00 GBP Annual
07 Dec 2017
21 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to lead the development of the Learning Gain programme, an exciting and fast moving area of higher education policy? We're offering the chance to work as a Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser in an organisation that offers exceptional benefits with opportunities to advance and learn alongside accomplished higher education policy specialists.

As the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) we distribute around GBP3.7 billion a year for teaching and research in universities and colleges in England. From 1 April 2018 a new organisation, the Office for Students (OfS) will take on our responsibilities. We're therefore offering a unique opportunity to join and contribute to a new organisation at the start of its operations.

We're looking for a talented leader of people and projects to head up our exciting work on Learning Gain, developing new approaches to measuring how students benefit from higher education. Ideally you will have worked at a strategic level on learning and teaching policy or practice as well as have experience of managing and developing staff. This is a permanent role but could be offered as a secondment (two years minimum).

The Benefits include:

  • 25 days' annual leave.
  • Opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • In addition to our Total Reward Framework you'll also enjoy a few other benefits, ranging from free eye tests to joining our staff social club who subsidise activities such as nights out at the theatre.
  • If you fancy walking, cycling or even running to work, you'll be pleased to know we provide showers and lockers. We also offer the cycle to work scheme to all employees.

HEFCE is based in Bristol, voted the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2017. The role includes some opportunity for home and flexible working.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Lead and shape a high profile area in a fast moving environment
  • Work within a committed, friendly team. Our staff surveys regularly show our people are our best asset.
  • A chance to contribute to the development of a new organisation committed to delivering the best outcomes for students.

Using powers in the Higher Education and Research Act, it is intended that the Office for Students (OfS) will assume the responsibilities of HEFCE from 1 April 2018 at which point it is currently anticipated that this role will transfer to the OfS.

Benefits include 25 days annual leave, a comprehensive staff development programme, and the opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension scheme.

Closing date: 23:55pm on the 14 January 2018.

Shortlisting: 18 January 2018.

Interview date: 25 January 2018.

No agencies please.

For further information and to apply (CVs will not be accepted) please visit our website via the button below.

The Council is working towards equal opportunities in employment.