Job details


Buxton & Leek College

Responsible to

Assistant Registrar (FE & Skills)


Buxton & Leek College (Buxton/Leek Campus)


£23,725 to £25,944 per annum

Closing date

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

We are recruiting for a Further Education Data and Compliance Officer to support the Further Education and Skills (FES) provision across Buxton, Leek and Derby.

You will work with the Assistant Registrar (FE & Skills) to develop and maintain appropriate systems, processes, and procedures, as determined by the needs of the FES provision, for all non-Apprenticeship funding and data activities across the University, making sure that they are compliant with current regulations.  

In this role, you will promote excellent customer service and contribute to the development and operation of the Student Records service with a particular focus on support for Young Person’s, Adult Education, Advanced Learner Loans and other non-apprenticeship funding streams.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Support the Student Records Team to achieve an efficient and effective service.
  2. Regularly review the data and compliance processes and take an active role in the development of new practices, procedures and policies for all relevant funding steams and programmes, ensuring compliance with external agencies, e.g. Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  3. Coordinate correspondence and updates from the ESFA and other organisations and maintain up-to-date funding documentation.
  4. Provide accurate and timely Management Information to inform senior level discussions.
  5. Analyse and prepare accurate returns and data for funding bodies, the Senior Leadership Team and any other bodies as required.
  6. Take responsibility for the interpretation and implementation of all external ESFA and other regulatory body regulations, update documentation, and to advise and train staff on the requirements.
  7. Lead on T-Levels for data and compliance requirements.
  8. Train and support Senior and Curriculum Leaders and delivery teams across the FE Provision on funding changes and requirements.
  9. Support the curriculum planning process, advising on available qualifications for funding and end dates for qualifications being delivered.
  10. Ensure that audit evidence is available as required, and any imposed actions following external reviews or audits, from the ESFA or other regulatory bodies, are monitored and tracked.
  11. Work with the Assistant Registrar (FE & Skills), to provide an effective data and compliance service that meets the needs of students, funding and regulatory bodies and the FES provision that is also in line with the University’s requirements.
  12. Carry out systematic audits of data to ensure compliance, completeness and accuracy, using follow-up actions to inform improvements.
  13. Engage in external professional networks as appropriate, keeping up to date with knowledge and developments in the FES sector and beyond.
  14. Adopt the University’s Core Values and Underpinning Behaviours.
  15. Work flexibly and undertake any duties, as required relevant to the level of the post.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

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