Ofsted’s chief inspector Amanda Spielman is to leave at the end of the year after more than six years leading the inspectorate.
Spielman announced her departure on social media this week.
The Department for Education has also posted a job description for her £165,000-a-year post. Candidates have until 6 April to apply.
“I’ll be leaving this amazing job at the end of 2023,” confirmed Spielman, who urged suitable candidates to apply to replace her in the role “if you think you have the experience, the energy and the commitment it needs”.