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Working for Ofsted

Here you will find all you need to know about our work and current job opportunities, including the appointments process. All our vacancies are advertised here.

Launched as the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills in April 2007, Ofsted’s reach is extensive and spans inspection and regulation of children’s services and inspection of education and skills for learners of all ages. You can find out all about us at our website.

Our work touches the lives of millions of people in England every day. One in every three people uses the services we inspect or regulate, or the information we provide.

We are passionate about raising standards and improving 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 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.

Learn more about our work, key roles and what makes Ofsted such a special place to work.