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, but also services for learners of all ages. Every week, we carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, reporting on standards across the country and delivering our results to Parliament.
Working with us gives you the chance to help protect and advance children’s lives, but also take on projects that will push your skills and advance your career. There’s huge scope for both personal and professional development, whatever your role.
About the role
You’ll be a vital part of our design teams, delivering exceptional user research activities, findings and reports that help us create useful, innovative digital services.
Once you’re part of our fast-paced, agile environment, you’ll carry out a wide range of user research activities, from recruiting participants to designing processes and moderating sessions. You’ll also collaborate with other teams to create key actions from your findings that can make a positive impact on our development projects, ultimately helping us work more efficiently and secure stronger outcomes for children and young people.
Beyond development, you’ll lead on analysing research data and help build a vibrant research community within Ofsted. Helping others to learn and develop is a key part of the role, as you’ll mentor new team members.
You’ll be experienced in user research methods, analysing research data, planning research activities and communicating your findings. You’ll be able to convince senior stakeholders of the benefits of a user-centred approach and engage sceptical colleagues.
We also need positive, energetic candidates with good communication skills who can deliver at pace, develop others and constantly find ways to improve the way we work.
You should have a degree or an equivalent qualification in Human Computer Interaction, Design, Psychology, Market Research, Computer Science or another relevant field.
About our benefits
We’re committed to maintaining your health and wellbeing, be that physically, emotionally, financially or socially, and our benefits reflect this. You’ll have the option to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme, take advantage of our many professional and personal development opportunities, enjoy 32.5 annual leave days per annum (plus public holidays) and get access to counselling and advisory services for you and your family.
Full details of the role can be found in the candidate pack. If you have any queries or you would like to have an informal conversation prior to application, please contact us.
Click ‘Apply’ for more information, including a candidate pack and details of how to apply.
Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 29th March 2021