Leigh Academies Trust has an exciting new vacancy for a Compliance Officer to join us as soon as possible. Our successful candidate will be responsible for managing the complaints process within the Trust, ensuring timely and professional handling of all complaints and convening panels for appeals. Responsibilities will also include coordinating the exclusion process for students in compliance with trust policies and procedures. A key aspect of the role involves building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and implementing effective communication strategies to keep them informed and engaged. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to work to a highly professional and organised standard.
We can offer you:
- An extremely supportive, friendly team and work environment.
- Commitment to job-specific training.
- Commitment to personal professional development
- The opportunity to be part of Leigh Academies Trust, benefiting from shared resources and support .
Our ideal candidate will be:
- Well organised and have the ability to work to tight deadlines.
- Flexible and adaptable to suit the needs and requirements of the Trust.
- Confident in communicating with personnel at all levels and with stakeholders including parents/guardians, students, staff and local community members.
- Able to remain professional when handling confidential material.
- Knowledgeable of education policies and regulations.
- Able to demonstrate integrity in all that they do.
This role offers a salary of £27,979 - £32,065, commensurate with experience. The working hours are 8.00am - 4.30pm (Monday - Thursday) and 8.00am - 4.00pm (Friday).
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and two special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.