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Trust Compliance Manager

Grade J (SCP 23 – 26) £26,999 – £29,636
(full time equivalent, to be pro rata’d for part time and term time working)

Full Time/Part Time working patterns considered

Term Time Only plus 5 Days

The Vision Academy Learning Trust is a group of one secondary and four primary schools with a common aim to inspire the imaginations of our students and to support them to develop in ways which stand them in good stead for their future lives and responsibilities as individuals, employees and citizens.

The Trustees are seeking to appoint a suitability qualified Trust Compliance Manager, working hours to be agreed on a term time plus 5 days basis. The post holder will primarily be based at Egglescliffe School but will be required to travel to and work from other schools within the Trust and will be line managed by the Finance Director reporting to the CEO.

We are looking for a highly motivated and suitably experienced individual to act as Data Protection Officer and provide compliance and governance support to the CEO, Headteachers, Governors and Staff within the Trust. The successful candidate will have previous experience in a compliance role and a certified EU GDPR foundation qualification or equivalent and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The main requirements of the post are outlined below:

  • To be responsible for ensuring that the Academy Trust remains compliant with legislative requirements
  • To undertake the role of DPO for the Trust to drive compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ensure ongoing compliance of all core activities for the Trust
  • To support the governance arrangements of the Academy Trust
  • To contribute to the planning, development and monitoring of the Compliance role and responsibilities
  • To maintain and ensure compliance with the Trust policy review schedule, creating and updating policies as required

The successful candidate will have appropriate transferrable skills to respond with confidence and initiative, to a changing educational landscape. Please note that experience of working in a school is not a pre-requisite for this post.

Vision Academy Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.


Application Form
 Job Advert
 Job Description and Person Specification

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Closing date: Monday 8th July

Interview date: Friday 12th July

Please return completed application forms to or by post to

Mrs D Harrison,
Trust HR Officer,
Vision Academy Learning Trust,
C/O Egglescliffe School,
Urlay Nook Road,
Stockton on Tees.
TS16 0LA

by 8.30am on the closing date.