Working for HEFCW

At HEFCW, we strive to be an exemplar organisation, true to our values, where equality, diversity and inclusion, well-being and health, collaboration and sustainability are fundamental principles.

“We consider HEFCW’s culture to be a real asset which should be nurtured.”

(Independent review of HEFCW’s governance processes, 2019)

Our staff have written and developed our values. These values are important to us, and they are part of every aspect of our work. We hope they demonstrate that our people – our diversity, well-being, and skills – are vital to our objectives and in collectively setting a positive and supportive culture to work in.

We act with integrity – transparent, trustworthy and responsible in our work and relationships with others
We are supportive – of our partners and stakeholders, each other, our health and well-being and in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace  
We are innovative – in our approach to new ways of working, and challenge ourselves to develop  
We are resilient – with the expertise to be responsive and adaptable in a changing environment

HEFCW is a Disability Confident and Living Wage accredited employer. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace and we particularly encourage LGBTQ+ applicants, disabled applicants and those from an ethnic minority background, who are currently under-represented at HEFCW. 

We know that the reward for the work you do is more than about just offering a good financial package. We have a range of flexible working policies that support a work life balance and provide a strong message of well-being. We support the Welsh language and its use in our day to day work, and we will support you if would like to start or continue to learn Welsh at a pace that suits you and the organisation.

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days paid leave per year, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service, flexi time, homeworking, and supportive special leave arrangements. We also encourage you to take one hour a week in work time to do an activity that is good for your well-being.  We have a recognised trade union, PCS, and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We understand the importance of having highly-skilled, well-trained professionals in our organisation. We’ll involve you in your performance management process, setting your objectives and identifying training or coaching that will help you carry out your role more effectively.

You’ll also have the option to become a member of the Civil Service Pension Scheme, an excellent benefit that will help you later in your life.

At the moment, we are still working from home, and we will make sure you have all the necessary equipment, support and a comprehensive induction programme to ensure you can carry out your job remotely.

Our contact details are below and we are pleased to accept applications and correspondence in both Welsh and English.

HR Department, HEFCW,
Tŷ Afon, Bedwas Road,
Bedwas, Caerphilly
CF83 8WT
029 2085 9645

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