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Risk Assurance Manager

HEFCW’s regulatory role requires assurance that universities are being governed and managed appropriately. The Institutional Engagement Team is responsible for providing this assurance, and HEFCW is recruiting for a Risk Assurance Manager to work within this team.

You will manage HEFCW’s institutional assurance review process, to provide assurance on the governance and framework of controls at Higher Education institutions; and the institutional risk review process. This will include the analysis of annual audit returns and other data, and the preparation of reports for HEFCW’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and Council. You will work with HEFCW colleagues to coordinate analysis and reporting.

You will need to be educated to degree level (or equivalent), and be a CCAB qualified accountant (or hold an equivalent professional qualification) with experience in an audit or assurance role. You will be a team player, who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with HEFCW colleagues, university staff at all levels; and with professional advisors to the sector, including internal and external auditors. You will also have the ability to work independently to produce reports, sometimes to tight deadlines, with minimal guidance. The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and at the same time be able to see the big picture. Strong communication, numeracy and IT skills are essential. The ability to communicate bilingually in Welsh or English is desirable.

Salary range: £36,817 – £44,997 (Appointments expected at the lower point of the band)
Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: 26 June 2018
Interview Date: 18 July 2018
Number of Posts: 1
Vacancy Reference No: HE0156/658
Other relevant information: This post is full time, but could be part time at 0.8 FTE for the right candidate.

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Senior Research Manager

HEFCW is the largest funder of research in Wales, currently providing in excess of             £76 million a year to support the research activities of universities in Wales. Our Research, Innovation and Engagement Team is responsible for setting the direction of and implementing HEFCW policy for research. HEFCW is recruiting a Senior Research Manager to lead its research policy agenda within this small team.

You will manage a range of research-based initiatives, working in partnership with other bodies, including government within Wales and the UK. In particular, you will work in partnership with the UK higher education funding bodies in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to deliver the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). You will manage the development, implementation, monitoring and review of HEFCW policies and funding streams.

Educated to a degree level (or equivalent), you will be an experienced professional from a higher education institution or public sector organisation within the areas of research and/or higher education. You will have significant experience of implementing research policy and funding arrangements for the university sector, either within Wales or elsewhere in the UK. Ideally you will also have direct and significant experience of the implementation of research strategies and associated funding within the university sector. The ability to communicate bilingually in Welsh or English is desirable.

Salary range: £36,817 – £44,997 (Appointments expected at the lower point of the band)
Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: 26 June 2018
Interview Date: 13 July 2018
Number of Posts: 1
Vacancy Reference No: HE0034/662
Other relevant information: Permanent, available from September 2018.

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HEFCW warmly welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.

We welcome applications and correspondence in both Welsh and English.

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