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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/11/2019.

Apprenticeship Data and Quality Compliance Lead

Job Reference: 236-COR-AC396-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Administrative & Clerical
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£37,570 - £43,772

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Main purpose of the job:

As an employer-provider; our Apprenticeship delivery team works within the wider People Development Team.

We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Apprenticeship Data Quality and Compliance lead, to join our team. Working throughout The Northern Care Alliance; you are responsible for leading and managing Data Quality and Compliance across our apprenticeship portfolio; which includes apprenticeships delivered by our external provider network.

Having a Post Graduate Qualification to Diploma level or equivalent experience along with a subject Relevant Degree or equivalent; the post holder will be providing expert guidance to The NCA and develop support performance processes to meet ESFA funding and costing requirements and Ofsted Framework.

You will develop data tracking and control systems to monitor and manage performance within the apprenticeship provision to ensure compliance with internal/external targets, agreements, regulatory and contractual requirements.

You will liaise with HEE and ESFA for data returns/submissions and reconciling errors. They will monitor levy spending and reconcile funding payments and liaise with Finance team to monitor apprenticeship budgets.

You will be responsible for creating and analysing data reports; including data quality and audit results to senior management and Apprenticeship progression reports to curriculum leads. Responsible for all Apprenticeship data including the learner evidence packs, you will manage our two administrators to ensure all data within our Information Management Systems including: Maytas, OneFile, BKSB, The Apprenticeship Service; EPA PRO and Pearson On-line meets regulatory requirements.

You will build on our existing Quality Assurance documents system and implement audit cycle and documentation processes to ensure all data meets compliance.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the administrators and will manage their work performance to meet KPI and targets. This includes developing The NCA Apprenticeship webpages, management of the Apprenticeship in-box, tracking system and all promotional material.

You will demonstrate excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills; with excellent presentation skills to include presentation of data in a variety of formats e.g. spreadsheets, charts, PowerPoint presentations. You will need to develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders, often dealing with challenging and complex situations. Ability to travel throughout The Northern Care Alliance is essential.

Base: Learning & Organisational Development Department, NCA Wide, all new starters to Corporate posts within the Northern Care Alliance will be employed by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and be on a Salford Contract.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


For further details / informal visits contact:


Telephone: 0161 2064019

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

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