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Senior Product Manager Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)-G7

Government Digital & Data -

Full-time (Permanent)
£48,925 - £59,058
Published on
14 June 2024
30 June 2024

Senior Product Manager

Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 30th June 2024


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£48,925 - £59,058

A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Grade 7

Contract type


Business area

OFQUAL - Regulatory and Corporate Services

Type of role

Information Technology
Knowledge and Information Management

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available




Coventry, West Midlands (England), CV1 2GN

About the job

Job summary

Ofqual is the independent qualifications regulator for England. We currently regulate 200+ awarding organisations, and approx. 11,600 certified qualifications. These include GCSEs, AS and A levels, and a broad range of vocational and technical qualifications. Regulating on behalf of students of all ages and apprentices is central to how we fulfil our statutory objectives.

For more information about the work we do please visit:

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organisation. We are proud of the action we are taking to support EDI and Wellbeing and welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds to support our ethos of creating a diverse culture that is reflective of both our employees and the learners we support.

Due to our continued commitment and focus in relation to EDI, our inclusion and fair treatment score based on the Civil Service 2022 annual people survey ranks us 4th out of 104 participating departments.

Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. We offer employees the opportunity to develop within their role and progress through the organisation via a number of Learning and Development opportunities and activities.

We are in the top ten Civil Service departments for staff engagement which focuses on motivation and commitment to organisational goals and values. Based on the 2022 annual people survey Ofqual are ranked 9th out of 104 participating departments.

Job description

About the team

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our digital and data team at Ofqual.  Now is a hugely exciting time to be part of the government digital and data team at Ofqual. We’re transforming the way that we deliver our services by placing the right emphasis on product delivery using user centred design principles. 

We put our users needs first, and by working with our talented product owners, user researchers and interaction designers, you’ll make informed decisions to deliver business value, failing fast, iterating, and continuously improving our services so that they meet - and exceed – todays, and the future needs of all our users. 

You’ll do this by drawing on your own product management and leadership skills, while working within the GOV.UK Service Manual and Service Standard.

What will the post holder be doing?

You will be responsible for directly managing multiple products or in some instances a single product that is especially complex, high risk or sensitive alongside leading and managing the product management profession at Ofqual.

You will ensure that security is considered at the earliest stages of the development process and that you raise awareness of security among developers and other stakeholders.

This is an opportunity to provide leadership and direction, sharing and communicating a cohesive vision for the products and services with stakeholders and the Ofqual digital and data team.

You will understand and apply the principles of Ofqual's corporate plan in your work, ensuring that there is a clear and consistent connection between your work and Ofqual's corporate goals. You will also provide leadership and promote a shared understanding of how strategic and operational objectives are linked to the vision and mission.

Person specification

At Ofqual we follow the Government Digital and Data Profession Capability job description model for Senior Product Manager. We'd expect the role to have a good understanding of the Government Digital Service Manual and Technology Code of Practice. 

Please refer to the job description for a full list of essential criteria to support your application.


A level 6 qualification such as an honours degree or experience demonstrating the capabilities associated with a qualification at that level.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leadership

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Product ownership
  • Strategic ownership
  • Life cycle perspective


Alongside your salary of £48,925, Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) contributes £13,209 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

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