Inside Ofsted*

Discover some truly outstanding careers

Welcome to Ofsted. Here, you can take an inside look at who we are and what it's like to work here.

You've expressed an interest in finding out more about a career as one of our Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI). Becoming an HMI is a unique opportunity to make a difference regionally and nationally. Today's HMI do more than inspect; they challenge and support providers to improve, helping to ensure that children, young people and learners of all ages have the chance to reach their full potential.

Our HMI come from a wide variety of backgrounds. You may view the role of HMI as an integral part of your long-term career plan, allowing you to utilise and further develop your skills to make a broader contribution to your sector or as an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of improvement through inspection via a shorter term secondment. Whatever your motivation, explore this site to find out more about how you could play a vital part in our vision of a good education for all.