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Head of Sustainability and Assurance

HEFCW’s regulatory role requires assurance that universities are being governed and managed appropriately. HEFCW is recruiting for a Head of Sustainability and Assurance to lead the team responsible for providing this assurance.

Managing HEFCW’s processes for monitoring universities' financial performance and sustainability, governance and risk, the successful candidate will work in partnership with relevant UK bodies, including other funders and regulators. You will deliver HEFCW’s assurance work, and aspects of HEFCW’s work on regulatory compliance, including delivering reports and briefings to Welsh Government and the Minister for Education.

Educated to a degree level (or equivalent), you will be an experienced professional from a higher education, public sector, government or relevant professional services background, with understanding of financial, governance and/or regulatory matters. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strategic vision, a strong analytical ability, excellent communication skills, and have experience in managing and motivating staff within teams.

The ability to communicate bilingually in Welsh or English is desirable.

Salary range: £45,447 - £55,567. Appointments expected at the lower point of the band
Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: Noon, 12 April 2019
Interview Date: 25 April 2019
Number of Posts: 1
Vacancy Reference No: HE0126/670
Contract type: Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)
Other relevant information: Employee benefits include access to the Civil Service Pension Scheme, flexible working and 30 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays).

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Head of Research, Innovation and Engagement

HEFCW is the largest funder of research in Wales, providing in excess of £76 million a year to support the research activities of universities in Wales. HEFCW is recruiting a Head of Research and Innovation to lead the team responsible for setting the direction of research and knowledge exchange activity in Wales.

Managing the development and implementation of HEFCW policies in relation to research and innovation, the successful candidate will work in partnership with other bodies, including government within Wales and the UK. You will deliver major funding programmes that support university activity and will oversee the delivery of UK initiatives, not least the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), working closely with the UK higher education funding bodies in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Educated to a degree level (or equivalent), you will be an experienced professional from a higher education institution or public sector organisation, with significant experience of implementing research and innovation policy and funding arrangements for the university sector, either within Wales or elsewhere in the UK. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strategic vision, a strong analytical ability, excellent communication skills, and have experience in managing and motivating staff within teams.

The ability to communicate bilingually in Welsh or English is desirable.

Salary range: £45,447 - £55,567. Appointments expected at the lower point of the band Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: Noon, 12 April 2019
Interview Date: 2 May 2019
Number of Posts: 1
Vacancy Reference No: HE0127/671
Contract type: Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)
Other relevant information: Employee benefits include access to the Civil Service Pension Scheme, flexible working and 30 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays).

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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.

The information on our website is available in accessible formats on request.

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