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Data and Compliance Manager

A fantastic opportunity!

Do you want to work for an organisation that’s purpose is improving people’s lives through education, an organisation that is recognised as a Best Company to work for as endorsed by our team members?

Aspiration Training are a specialist, award winning training provider for England and Wales and have been delivering training across a range of sectors for over 20 years. We are an Ofsted and Estyn rated “Good” provider also, rated “Excellent” on Trustpilot.

We value each and every team member, their commitment to us and our stakeholders, the success they bring and the positive culture they create. As an appreciation of that we have a great range of benefits available including flexi-working, very generous annual leave plus a holiday purchase scheme, green car scheme, birthday rewards ranging from £250 – £1,000 per year dependent on length of service and much, much more.

We also invest in the learning and development of all team members, from induction right the way through all elements of tailored career development.

Sound good?… We are seeking a Data and Compliance Manager to join our team based in Redditch, who will be responsible for the Data & Compliance Team delivering an outstanding level of customer service to meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders. To ensure high levels of accuracy and knowledge of current funding regulations within the team to ensure compliance with funding body requirements and funding codes of practice. Provision of first aid continuity cover for the office.

With a competitive salary of up to £33,000 and fantastic company benefits available, why not get in touch to learn more!


Data and Compliance
Responsible to
Data & Compliance Manager
Tuesday March 21, 2023
Key Duties


  • Ensure own CPD and professional competency is maintained
  • Strive to maintain positive working relationships across the team
  • Maintain a flexible approach to support your team and the wider business
  • Passionate and driven to deliver against set objectives, whilst maintaining excellent levels of management skills
  • Works to the company values and behaviours
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding, playing your part to protect colleagues and learners against all types of bullying, radicalisation or abuse
  • Adhere to Aspiration Training’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy in all aspects of work life
  • Manage a team of employees’ performance by undertaking monthly 121 meetings and agreeing annual CPD plans with them
  • Ensure regular training and updates are provided for team members
  • Ensure current Process Guides are in place for all data inputting processes and that these are reviewed on an annual basis or when statutory changes occur
  • Ensure the main office is staffed during core business hours to enable high levels of customer service and ensure safeguarding procedures are followed with all Aspiration team members and visitors

Quality & Compliance:

  • Keep up to date with and adhere to company, policies and procedures at all times
  • Take responsibility for the protection of data in line with policies and procedures
  • Commits and contributes to maintaining an effective safeguarding culture and takes responsibility for helping to protect colleagues and learners against any risk of harm, including all types of bullying, radicalisation or abuse
  • To ensure the monthly funding claim is submitted on an accurate and timely basis
  • To reconcile monthly claims against funding body reports and implement remedial action (eg Provider Data Self-Assessment Toolkit / PDSAT and Funding Rules Monitoring / FRM reports)
  • To provide timely and accurate information on performance against funding body requirements
  • Ensure adherence to funding body, inspectorate and awarding body procedures requirements
  • Ensure employers are supported in accessing and using the Apprenticeship Service
  • Ensure processes and resources are in place to address Apprenticeship Service errors and overdue payments in a timely manner
  • Undertake a regular schedule of internal audits to provide management reassurance and evidence of compliance, developing and implementing improvement measures where necessary
  • Produce management information for review by line manager and other members of the Management / Executive team as required
  • Ensure all stakeholders are aware of the processing SLAs and proactively adjust the team’s focus when required in order to meet these
  • Participate in the annual self-assessment process
  • Ensure compliance with funding codes of practice
  • Implement and monitor quality-orientated administrative processes, ensuring these are as efficient and automated as possible
  • Ensure learner eligibility requirements are met in line with funding rules and compliance expectations
  • Take ultimate responsibility for ensuring Health and Safety risk assessments are conducted annually and that actions arising from these are resolved in a timely manner
  • Contribute to sustainability and becoming a global citizen
  • Carry out any additional duties as reasonably requested by line management


  • Promote a positive and professional image of the company and all of the services it delivers through excellent customer service
  • To demonstrate and uphold the company values, creating a great place to work for all
  • Works to the company’s visions & behaviours of creating a great place to work, and maintaining a people-centric culture
  • Establish and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Ensure the expectations of all funding, regulatory and awarding organisations are met regarding data processing and data storage
  • Ensure high levels of customer service and satisfaction


  • Contribute positively to growth of the business by controlling costs
  • Effective cost management to balance efficiency with quality and stakeholder requirements


Due to the nature of work and the stakeholders we work with, we follow strict safer recruitment practices to include references, DBS and behaviour interviews coupled with competency CV and qualification checks. Furthermore, all roles are subject to an enhanced DBS upon successful employment.

Skills and Experience


  • Competent in the use and purpose of technology with strong IT skills in Microsoft office, learner management systems and Virtual learning environments
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Leading teams
  • Coaching & mentoring
  • Planning and organising
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Influencing
  • Excellent numeracy skills


  • Specialist experience of managing Compliance teams in education and training sector
  • Expert level working knowledge and experience of:
  • ESFA funding rules
  • Conducting internal funding audits
  • AEB & ESFA ILR processing requirements
Qualifications and Behaviours


  • Minimum Level 3 Management qualification
  • Formal audit qualification
  • Holds, or willingness to work toward, First Aid certification
  • Level 2 English and maths


  • Adhere to the ATL code of conduct, values and behaviours
  • Motivating & engaging
  • High energy and enthusiasm
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving
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