• Location: Home based, Cardiff, CF24 5JW
  • Subject: Inspector
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary: £67,100 - £78,500
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 30 January, 2023 10:00 AM

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His Majesty's Inspector of Education and Training (HMI)

His Majesty's Inspector of Education and Training (HMI)

We’re looking for the brightest and best leaders who can bring their skills, knowledge and diversity to our workforce. It’s an exciting time to join us as we take a significant role in supporting Curriculum for Wales, additional learning needs reform, improving equity and the work of the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research as well as continue our focus on standards across education and training in Wales. Your experience will also help us plan and deliver our new inspection arrangements for 2024. You will play a vital role in making sure inspection is a positive experience for all involved.

If you’re a leader with specialist experience in one or more of the following areas of education and training, apply now:

• primary education (experience of Foundation Learning is desirable for one of these posts)
• secondary education
• mainstream independent schools
• additional learning needs provision
• work-based learning - apprenticeships

Welsh language skills are desirable for a number of these posts.

As an inspector, you will place learners at the heart of everything you do and the advice and recommendations you give will influence the future of education and training right across Wales. Your work will include:

• Leading or contributing to inspection, reporting and advice work, including inspections of individual education and training providers and broader ‘thematic’ reviews that range across a sample of provision in Wales
• Involvement in national developments and producing professional advice designed to inform the development of policy in your areas of expertise
• Undertaking work designed to capture and disseminate the best practice that we see through our inspection programmes
• Contributing to our organisational growth, development and change
• Undertaking quality assurance of inspection reports and thematic surveys
• Preparing and delivering initial and update training for external inspectors and events for key stakeholders
• Being a role model for our values, acting at all times in the interest of learners
• Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children, young people and vulnerable adults you come into contact with

Hours of work: Five-day week (Monday to Friday) of 37 hours excluding lunch breaks.

Location: Home-based, with frequent travel required all over Wales and a regular need to be able to stay away from home for up to four nights.

If you’re interested in a unique role in Welsh education and training, head to our website to find out more: or e-mail us at
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