Data & Compliance Officer

Date:  19 Sep 2023

Manchester, GB, M15 4PR

Req ID:  1083


We are looking for a Data & Compliance Officer to join our Bauer Academy Team in Manchester. 


Reporting into the Data & Compliance Manager this role is primarily designed to support all data and compliance elements of government-funded Apprenticeships within the Academy, working to high levels of accuracy and delivering good customer service to learners and colleagues.  


The role will be responsible for reviewing learner eligibility, compiling and managing enrolment paperwork and submitting accurate data that is compliant to ESFA requirements.



Our Team


At the Bauer Academy we believe in educational change.  We passionately believe it’s in the interests of learners and employers that education evolves. We contribute to this journey by challenging the status quo, finding creative solutions and developing collaborations.



We work to a hybrid working model, you will be expected to work from home and our office location in Manchester.



What you'll do


  • Entry of accurate data into the PICS Learner management system and Apprenticeship Service Account
  • Preparing, communicating, and tracking of enrolment paperwork (via online forms) for new apprenticeship programmes
  • Screening/processing of apprenticeship application forms and compiling and completing prior learning assessments
  • Supporting all data and compliance elements of Apprenticeship programmes, including; auditing paperwork/learning evidence as part of processing learner records/changes (e.g. starts, leavers, achievers), submitting monthly funding claims, and identifying issues with, cleaning and reporting on data through PDSAT & BI Tools
  • Respond to internal and external enquiries directed to the Operations team and PICS
  • Supporting the Data & Compliance Manager with systems, processes and reporting to capture and share learner information within Bauer Academy
  • As part of CPD, staying up to date with government funding rules and requirements to offer guidance and support to the rest of the Academy
  • Completing internal compliance audits and supporting the preparation of paperwork for any ESFA audits and/or Ofsted inspections
  • Posting vacancies on the government portal for external clients and assisting with learner recruitment and assessment activity


What you'll bring


  • Experience of working in training and education, with knowledge and experience of data and compliance standards within apprenticeships.
  • Experience in returning ILR data, use of PDAST and FIS.
  • Experience of PICs preferred as well as integrated e-portfolio systems.
  • Ability to manage a busy workload effectively and work calmly under pressure
  • Organised with great attention to detail
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and strong customer service skills
  • Highly collaborative, with good inter-personal skills.  Works well in team or independent situations
  • Can-do attitude, good problem solver
  • Clear DBS (provided by the Academy)


Expiry Date 9th October 2023


Package Description


Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + 2 volunteer days
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development 
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives  



About Bauer Academy


We are proud to be the home of our award-winning education business, The Bauer Academy

Bauer Academy is a training provider unlike any other because we are part of one of the world’s biggest media businesses.

Our multi-media training provider is recognised on the Register of Government Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers, certified by the Education and Skills Funding Authority and examination centre for bodies including the NCTJ and CiM.

The Academy combines the worlds of media, business and education to design and deliver unique learning & development opportunities including, Apprenticeship Standard programmes, customised corporate training and powerful community projects.

The Bauer Academy also has a long history of creating community projects, partnering with organisations such as the Big Lottery, Prince’s Trust and the European Social Fund, to train under-represented individuals new creative skills that assist with their employability prospects. In turn, this has created a significant new talent pipeline for Bauer Media and our partner businesses.

Find out more about the Academy at



About Bauer Media Group


Bauer Media UK is part of the wider Bauer Media Group and is the No.1 UK Publisher and the No.1 Digital Commercial Audio broadcaster. We reach 25 million consumers across our Radio and Publishing brands such as Greatest Hits, KISS, Grazia, Today's Golfer, Absolute, TV Choice, Scala, Country Walking, Hits Radio, CAR, Magic, MCN, Jazz FM, Puzzles and many more! 


Bauer Media Group has remained one of the world’s most successful media companies for nearly 150 years through our commitment to continuous innovation and consumer obsession. Founded in Hamburg in 1875 and now in our fifth generation of family ownership, our multi-national company operates in 13 countries across Europe, reaching 200 million consumers.



Belonging at Bauer Mission statement


People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.



What we will offer you


Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.



Our mental health at work


We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.


Learning and Development


As the only Media company to be in the top 100 apprenticeship employers, we are striving to always be a great place to do great work for all, Bauer is committed to offering learning and development initiatives through its Bauer Academy tailored to its people, empowering teams and individuals to grow and progress in their careers.


Please Note: We are actively seeking this position. You should hear from us within 48 hours of the expiry date. Please note on some occasions the role may be closed before date shown or need to be extended.



Bauer Core Values




We LOVE what we do – it inspires, unifies and challenges us. Our passion is contagious – both loud and quiet, making the impossible possible.





Our desire for excellence fuels our ambition for personal and business growth.





We value honesty and integrity. Trust is our foundation, empowering our people to live up to their full potential.





Entrepreneurship is our pursuit of opportunity – we are agile, focussed and resourceful.



If you have any feedback regarding our UK recruitment process please email we would love to hear from you.