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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Deadline for applications: 4 September 2015

To apply, please request an application pack from Then send a one-page application statement addressing the person specification in the application pack to the same email address.

The successful candidate will represent the diversity of views of institutions of a denominational character as part of strategic discussions and policy development. This position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and direction of higher education policy.

The core purpose of the Committee is to offer expert advice and to support the Board and the Executive in addressing HEFCE’s policy and funding priorities relating to:

  • teaching excellence
  • student access
  • student success and progression to further study or employment.

This includes providing advice related to any issues of special concern to institutions of a denominational character. This will support HEFCE’s role in providing an appropriate balance of support between institutions of a denominational character and other institutions, through HEFCE’s funding responsibilities.

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