Personal Assistant to Regional Director in Ofsted Birmingham,England,UnitedKingdom

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23 Stephenson Street, Birmingham


About the job

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Every week, we carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online. We also report on standards across the country and are accountable directly to Parliament. Ofsted’s inspections are independent and impartial.

The Inspection and Improvement Directorate is responsible for delivering timely and high quality inspections in all institutions that Ofsted regulates and inspects, and ensuring there are consistent standards across remits. It is also responsible for developing high quality inspectors, ensuring they are used to best effect on inspections, and supporting and promoting improvement in those services inspected and regulated.

This role sits in the Regional Support Team, which is part of the Inspection and Improvement Directorate. The team is responsible for providing high quality support to the regions to ensure the smooth running of the inspection programme; optimising quality and value for money from the contracted services of Ofsted Inspectors; and ensuring continuous improvement in regional ways of working.

Job Description

Please refer to the job specification for further information.


The key responsibilities of the role are outlined below. However, this is an overview of the role and is not exhaustive. Ofsted reserves the right to assign other duties commensurate with the B3 grade as required.

  • To manage and coordinate diaries to ensure the most effective use of time, ensuring the associated travel arrangements, hotel bookings and conference arrangements are made well in advance.
  • To perform secretariat duties efficiently for meetings involving setting up suitable dates, room bookings, drafting outline agenda, coordinating and circulating papers, minute taking, following up actions and keeping updated action logs, as required.
  • To act as an initial point of contact, liaising and dealing effectively with senior external and internal stakeholders, to accurately and appropriately screen, log and prioritise queries through the efficient management of high-level incoming/outgoing correspondence, calls and emails.
  • To monitor and manage emails during periods of absence and as required; prioritising, ensuring urgent emails are dealt with by an appropriate person and logging of actions taken.
  • To actively contribute to the work of the wider team, providing absence cover for team colleagues as required.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical Skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Please provide a covering statement (no more than 750 words) outlining how your skills and experience provide evidence for your suitability for the role with particular reference to the essential criteria outlined in section 2 (shown below) of the person


Ofsted is committed to maintaining employee health and wellbeing, whether it is physically, emotionally, financially or socially, and offers a range of benefits to support employees in this. Such benefits include the option to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme, professional and personal development opportunities, 32.5 annual leave days per annum (plus eight days public holiday) and access to counselling and advisory services.

Ofsted operates a hybrid working approach, allowing colleagues to benefit from time in the office, with the flexibility also to work from home. Our expectation is that you will spend at least 60% of your time working in your office, or at external meetings or events. The exact balance will depend on the nature of your role and the suitability of your home environment, and will be discussed and agreed with your line manager.

Any move to Ofsted from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility

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Selection process details

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The selection panel will assess your application based on your evidence you have provided against the essential criteria as set out in the job description and person specification.

Assessment And Interview

If successful at application stage, you will be invited to an assessment and interview where you will be assessed on the listed Behaviours, Technical/Experience set out in the job description and person specification.

Assessment and Interviews will be held on Friday 11 November 2022 at 23 Stephenson Street, Birmingham.

(Details of the assessment will be sent to applicants in advance of the interview).

Please note that recruitment dates can sometimes be subject to change.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality Requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Working for the Civil Service


We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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Company: Ofsted

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: Birmingham,England,UnitedKingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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