Luminate Education Group

Quality and Audit Compliance Manager - Apprenticeship (LUM496/968)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£37,525 - £40,993 pa
01 Mar 2024
17 Mar 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Are you ready to embark on a career that's not just a job but a thrilling adventure?

We're on the lookout for an exceptional individual to step into the role of Apprenticeship Quality and Audit Compliance Manager at our dynamic college. If you're passionate about shaping the future of apprenticeships and love navigating the intricacies of quality assurance and audits, this role is tailor-made for you. 

Dive into the world of apprenticeships and be the guardian of quality assurance and audit performance management. Your keen eye for detail and proactive management style will set the stage for excellence. You will be in charge of monitoring both under and over performance, and your ability to respond swiftly and decisively to emerging issues will keep things buzzing with excitement.

Having a good background knowledge of Funding and technical rules with finesse. Your comprehensive understanding will be the secret sauce to success in this role. Do you understand PDSATS? We hope so, because it's a big deal here! Your mastery of the Provider Digital Self-Assessment Tool will be a game-changer in ensuring everything runs like a well-oiled machine. Lead the charge! Managing the Apprenticeship Quality and Audit Compliance team is your stage. Your leadership will be the driving force behind our success.

What You Will Do

  • Overseeing the quality assurance and audit performance management of apprenticeships within the college and partner/subcontracted provisions

  • Be the eyes and ears of our apprenticeship programs. Monitor and manage both under and over performance with agility and a decisive response to emerging issues.

  • Showcase your comprehensive understanding of Funding and technical rules. Navigate through the intricacies of PDSATS (Provider Digital Self-Assessment Tool) with finesse, ensuring compliance is not just a goal but a standard.

  • Manage and inspire the Apprenticeship Quality and Audit Compliance team. Your leadership will be crucial in driving success, fostering a culture of excellence, and ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards. 

  • Work with the subcontractor coordinator to oversee the management of delivery partners' contracts, ensuring alignment with funding guidelines and maintaining standards for paperwork and claim returns

  • Prepare for audits/inspections of the apprenticeship provision in line with national guidance as required by working closely with the system lead for MIS.

About You

  • Previous experience of line managing a team successfully and motivating them to achieve the targets set
  • A Level 4 qualification in management or equivalent experience
  • Experience of monitoring the quality of audit and compliance to ensure all documentation meets the learner and employer needs and relevant quality standards
  • Experience of managing and developing existing and new delivery partners in compliance processes
  • An understanding of apprenticeships and compliance


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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