Office for Students: Provider Risk Committee seeks 2 Council Members – public law expertise welcomed
The Office for Students regulates higher education providers in England on behalf of all students. We aim to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Our work covers all kinds of students whether undergraduate or postgraduate, home or international, young or mature, full-time or part-time, studying on a campus or by distance learning.
We will make up to two appointments to our Provider Risk Committee in September 2021. The committee has reserved decision-making powers under the OfS’s scheme of delegation to take regulatory decisions in relation to English higher education providers. We are looking for applicants with knowledge and experience of a complex principles-based regulatory environment, for example, a regulator, an advisor, a regulated undertaking, a consumer body, a representative body or similar.
Who they’re looking for
- Knowledge and experience of a complex principles-based regulatory environment, for example, a regulator, an advisor, a regulated undertaking, a consumer body, a representative body or similar.
- Experience of working effectively in high-level multi-disciplinary groups and/or non-executive roles.
- Able to absorb, analyse and draw conclusions from, data and qualitative information and form rigorous evidence-based judgements about risk.
- Able to work as part of a team, constructively influence the team, and accept collective decisions, respecting the strict confidentiality of the committee’s business.
- Able to bring professional expertise or experience of working with others to create fair or equitable situations, and to demonstrate an understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion issues.
- Demonstrable understanding of the higher education experience of students from a wide range of backgrounds.
- Knowledge and experience of approaches to risk identification and management.
- Understanding of the current and future issues and risks facing higher education in England.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas:
- delivering for customers using market mechanisms
- governance, risk management and audit
- accountancy and financial management
- public law
- An understanding of the role of the OfS and the policy and regulatory context in which it operates.
We value diversity and the wealth of perspectives, experience and ideas that it brings to our work, and we strive to embed equality of opportunity in everything we do.
We recruit based on fair and open competition and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, race and ethnicity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented in relation to our diversity action plan aspirations for committee appointments.
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