Policy and Governance

Compliance and Legal

Policy and Governance

Compliance and Legal

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At Ofgad, there is a range of information including policies, procedures, rules and regulations, designed to help our workforce perform at its best.

Policies and procedures help us to ensure Ofgad runs as smoothly as possible. In addition to these, we also comply with applicable laws and regulatory requirements. We have policy information available to our workforce to help them navigate through our frameworks, procedures and laws.

Compliance & legal

Ofgad requires its workforce to understand our range of information, including policies, procedures, rules, regulations and legislation, to comply with and perform at their best.

Expected standards of behaviour and complaint handling

We encourage and foster an environment resistant to corruption, crime and misconduct by promoting, and demonstrating through our actions, high standards of ethics, integrity and accountability.

What we specifically look for?
  • Our Code of Conduct
  • The behaviours expected under the Code of Conduct
  • How to make a complaint
  • Where to make a complaint
  • How complaints are handled – Complaint policy and procedures
  • Conflict of Interest Procedures
  • Where to register a conflict of interest
  • Where to register a gift, benefit or hospitality
  • How to report fraud and corruption

Ethics, equity and social justice

We apply ethical principles and social justice in all aspects of the organisation.

What we specifically look for?
  • Student equity
  • Staff equity
  • Policies and plans
  • Equal opportunity training for staff
  • Our reports, achievements and KPIs
  • Ethics and equity FAQs

Health, safety and emergency management

We work in collaboration with staff, students, contractors and partners to provide admissions and related services with high standards and in line with legal requirements to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all.

What we specifically look for?
  • Policies and procedures
  • Incident and hazard reporting
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Safety and health representatives and committees
  • Training
  • Emergency management

The conditions of employment and staff benefits

We comply with industry standards as well as legal and regulatory requirements in dealing with employment conditions, recruitment, pay, professional development and other employment matters.

What we specifically look for?
  • Pay and benefits
  • Recruitment
  • Employment conditions
  • Staff development

Risk and Assurance at Ofgad

We manage risks and issues that may get in the way of business objectives. As we work across different areas of the organisation, we share ideas, tools and opportunities from other stakeholders, and facilitate cross-organisational collaboration.  We use the risk management information to influence positive change across the organisation, ensuring that timely decisions are made, issues are heard and acted upon, and where required, escalated.

What we specifically look for?
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Insurance & Claims Management
  • Travel Risk Management

Contract Management

We manage contracts made with customers, contractors, partners, or employees. The personnel involved in contract administration are required to negotiate, support and manage effective contracts.

What we specifically look for?
  • Contract Management Framework
  • Contract Risk Management
  • Contracts and Agreement Register
  • Pre Contractual Due Diligence
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