The Office for Students (OfS)

The OfS regulates English higher education providers on behalf of all students. We aim to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. We do this by working in four main areas:


We want all students, from all backgrounds, with the ability and desire to undertake higher education, are supported to access, succeed in, and progress from higher education.


We want all students, from all backgrounds, receive a high quality academic experience, and their interests are protected while they study or in the event of provider, campus or course closure.


We want all students, from all backgrounds, are able to progress into employment, further study, and fulfilling lives, and their qualifications hold their value over time.

Value for money

We want all students, from all backgrounds, to receive value for money.

Jobs at the OfS

There are a variety of roles within the OfS, for example, Policy development, Project management, Regulation Management, Finance roles, Analysts, IT Developers and office support. We also offer sandwich placements for maths or statistics students and a variety of apprenticeships.

We offer a total reward package, and benefits include a comprehensive staff development programme, 25 days` annual leave and the opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension scheme.

For further information about the OfS, our current vacancies and how to apply please visit our website