Vacancies at HEFCW

Current vacancies

Our current vacancies are listed below. Please take some time to read our Working for us page to find out more about what we offer and what it’s like to work in HEFCW.

Details on how to apply are at the bottom of the page. You will need to complete our application form, which helps us to operate the most equitable recruitment exercise possible. Our recruitment process is blind and anonymous, so the shortlisting panel will only receive information about your education, skills and experience. We remove all personal details. This makes sure that we operate a fair and transparent process.

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.

Ask Anything recruitment events

We will be conducting a virtual Ask Anything event for each vacancy in the run up to the closing date. This is your opportunity to speak to some HEFCW employees and HR staff to ask any questions you may have. We’ll tell you a bit about the job, what it’s like to work for HEFCW and even some hints and tips on completing the application form and what to expect from our recruitment process! This virtual Q&A event is open to anyone, and we’d particularly welcome attendance from those who are currently under-represented at HEFCW. The dates for each event are listed under each vacancy below. To attend, email, specifying your vacancy preference, and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

Vacancy: Procurement Manager

We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional to join HEFCW so that we can continue to get the best value for money through our procurement activity. 

Working alongside the Senior Procurement Manager, you will develop HEFCW’s procurement policies and procedures to take account of new procurement legislation in Wales, the UK and internationally, whilst also supporting staff in their procurement activities and engage with external stakeholders to develop contracts that are fit for purpose.

Working on implementing contracts for the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research (CTER), HEFCW’s successor body from 2023, you will ensure a smooth transition for existing agreements and implement any new requirements in line with legislation and best practice.

A full or part CIPS qualification is essential for this post, along with some experience of working at a senior level within an organisation.  You will be a team player, who can maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and external contacts, communicating sometimes complex material clearly and accurately for all audiences.  The ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise tasks effectively is also essential.

This position would be ideally suited as a secondment opportunity and is part time.

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

  • Salary range: £40,630 – £47,044 per year, pro-rata. (Appointments expected at the lower point of the band)
  • Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
  • Ask Anything date: 27 October 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 (please email to receive the Zoom link)
  • Closing date: 7 November 2021
  • Interview date: 22 November 2021
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Vacancy Reference No: HE0201/695
  • Other relevant information: Suitable for secondment.  Fixed term until 31 March 2023. Part time (22.5 hours per week). Please visit our Working for us page for more details about our benefits.
  • Job description
How to apply

To apply for a vacancy at HEFCW you can either:

  • contact the HR Department on the details below to request an application pack, or
  • download an application form
  • Application form (English)

Supporting documents

Please return your completed application form by email to or by post to the HR Department at the address below.

Please quote the vacancy reference number on all correspondence and application forms. All application forms received by email will be acknowledged.

We are pleased to accept applications and correspondence in both Welsh and English. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Contact the HR Department:
029 2085 9645

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

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