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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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: 31 October 2015

To apply, please download the information pack below or request one by email from Then send a one-page application statement addressing the person specification in the information pack to the same email address accompanied by an equal opportunities monitoring form.

The Committee supports both the Board and the Chief Executive as Accounting Officer, by giving them independent assurance about internal control, risk management and corporate governance. The Committee’s remit includes both HEFCE and those institutions and bodies that receive HEFCE funding.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working in the higher education sector at a senior level.