Compliance Officer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Education & Academia

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £19,000 to £22,000 depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hovell

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    REF - 001

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


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Job Objective

This post has been created to address the increasing levels of regulatory compliance required by independent schools.

To plan, implement and maintain WHS arrangements for ensuring that the organisation is compliant with relevant legislation including, but not limited to: Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), regulatory requirements, National minimum standards for Boarding Schools (NMS), child protection and safeguarding legislation, current UK health, safety, environment and fire, current UK data protection legislation and current UK copyright legislation.

Reporting Structure:

Reports to the Bursar however strong interlock with the Estates Bursar, Designated Safeguarding Lead and HR.

Job Description

A school compliance officer is required to:

  • Ensure that the School’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with all demands, both legislative and of the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate.

  • Develop procedures and practices to ensure that these requirements are met.

  • Spread awareness of policies and promote the observation of practises and procedures designed to ensure compliance.

  • To oversee the transparency, accountability and record keeping of data held to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • To coordinate statutory reporting of data breaches/prioritise and escalate issues resulting in non-compliance

  • Develop and maintain retention framework for data

  • Ensure that appropriate records are maintained to ensure compliance in all areas including Data Protection, Safeguarding and Health & Safety

  • Stay up to date with current regulations and inform and advise the Governors and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of all relevant rules and guidelines set by governments and other regulatory bodies such as the Independent Schools Inspectorate

  • Be responsible for scheduling and ensuring timely submission of all statutory reports eg censuses

  • Advise SLT on all aspects of regulatory compliance and other legal issues relating to the management of the school

Person Specification

It is likely that the person appointed will have:

  • The ability to work independently

  • The ability to interpret legislation and other laid down procedures and be able to explain the requirements in simple, practical terms to non-specialists

  • Excellent administrative skills

  • The ability to think ahead and draw up schedules of review and follow-up, as necessary

  • Good interpersonal skills and confidence to communicate effectively with colleagues, both teaching and non-teaching

  • Confidence with the use of ICT

  • The ability to liaise with external bodies, the School board and SLT

Part Time 

3 days per week for 38 weeks per annum

Salary & Benefits

Salary up to £23,000 depending on experience

Matched pension contribution up to a maximum of 10%

4 times salary death in service

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.