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About us

Working for Ofsted

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills and is responsible for the inspection and regulation of children’s services and inspection of education and skills for learners of all ages.

We are here to raise standards and improve lives. Whether it’s focusing on issues of national importance through inspection, investigating complaints about care, or working to spread good practice and celebrate outstanding achievement, what drives us is the knowledge that what we do really makes a difference.

Ofsted is a good employer, with Investors in People silver accreditation, and offers competitive employment packages. We employ staff in a wide range of jobs – from inspectors to editors, IT specialists, policy advisers, data analysts, accountants and administrators – based in our four offices in London, Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham and working from home.

Ofsted is committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and combating unfair treatment. Our core values include an explicit commitment to valuing people’s differences. We guarantee equality of opportunity for our workforce and aspire to improve outcomes for all children, young people and learners, whatever their background or circumstances.

Ofsted operates forums for minority staff groups, e.g. black staff, disabled staff, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) staff. These forums provide support and networking opportunities to members of our diverse workforce and act as a means of collecting staff views on specific equality issues that may arise from our policies and practices.

We encourage applicants to complete an equalities monitoring form. This information is very important in supporting the achievement of our equality and diversity aims.

For details of vacancies and how to apply, see the pages on the left.