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Apprenticeship Compliance Assistant

Enterprise & Innovation - Commercial Services

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £23,997 to £27,983
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 October 2023
Interview Date:  Wednesday 11 October 2023
Reference:  0565-23
Further details:    Job Description    

About the University of Sunderland 

The University of Sunderland offers life-changing opportunities for 27,500 students across its campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and through global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We're proud to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2024), with top-quality facilities, inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city.

The Research & Innovation directorate, has grown substantially over the last 5 years and offers a huge range of exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunities as we continue to grow our portfolio of provision.

About the role

The Apprenticeship Compliance Assistant plays a key role in ensuring the University remains compliant in its statutory and regulatory requirements for all apprenticeship provision, acting as a source of internal advice across the university for Apprenticeship funding documentation.

As Apprenticeship Compliance Assistant you will have proven experience of working in a similar role where experience of maintaining / improving systems and processes, compliance / auditing documentation, supporting staff, maintaining confidentiality, and working with many different stakeholders is key.

What you can bring 

The candidate needs to be dynamic, hardworking and a self-starter. To undertake the role successfully the post holder will be required to work under their own initiative and will be expected to work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure all documentation and paperwork is administrated, fully compliant, stored and completed in line with requirements e.g., apprenticeship contracts, set up of delivery partners and data capture.

At any given time, the role-holder will have a range of different projects to work on, so multi-tasking is essential.

What we can offer you 

The University of Sunderland is not just a place of academic excellence, but also a community that embraces inclusivity and support. We value our staff and offer a rewarding package that goes beyond just salary. Joining our team comes with a host of benefits designed to enhance your work-life balance and overall well-being.

  • Enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days, with an additional 5 closure days over the Christmas break and 8 Bank Holidays. 
  • Enrol in our workplace pension scheme, ensuring your financial security for the future. 
  • Access the My Lifestyle Benefits Platform for online retailer discounts and exclusive deals on cars, bikes, and technology.
  • Save on private medical insurance, health cash plans, and get financial well-being guidance.
  • For those with young children, our on-site nursery offers exceptional care and education for children from birth to school age, operating throughout the year.
  • Get discounted CitySpace Fitness memberships for an active lifestyle.

Equality, diversity & inclusion 

We strongly believe that an inclusive university, where a diverse range of individuals feel valued and have equal opportunity to get into work and reach their potential, is good for our staff, students, university, and society.

We believe inclusivity is an essential value at the heart of what we do, and we want all our staff to be part of that journey with us. Our recent staff survey conducted in 2023 showed that 97% of our staff believed that we were committed to achieving an inclusive university.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1st October 2023

Interviews/assessments are likely to take place on Wednesday 11th October 2023

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The University of Sunderland is ranked as a Top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2024. You can find out more about all of our achievements here.

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’. Please watch our video below to find out more:

An Inclusive Place to Work - University of Sunderland - YouTube

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