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Contracts and Compliance Manager

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
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Contracts and Compliance Manager Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop l...

Job Description

Contracts and Compliance Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


Our mission is clear: to become one of the UK’s leading universities for in-depth industry engagement. As a pioneering Higher Education Institution (HEI), we’re transforming industry today and tomorrow, by designing and delivering education powered by industry experience.

At Pearson College London, industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future. Every university focuses on “employability” - what sets us apart is the level of industry engagement that we’re able to offer. Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do; our industry partners deliver workshops for our students, they also design, develop and deliver our courses, offer our students internship opportunities, set them live briefs and attend their end of term showcases.

When you combine higher education and industry, everyone benefits. Especially when there’s a need for graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive market.

About the role

Working with the Academic Affairs team, providing support to the Deputy Vice-Principal (Academic Affairs) to ensure that key quality assurance and regulatory requirements are met, in particular in relation to data protection compliance, public information and apprenticeship delivery.


These are the key responsibilities of the job: on occasion you may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with your grade :

  1. Ensure that information to all applicants and learners is transparent, comprehensive, accessible and accurate and that it complies with best practice and the guidance of the CMA.
  2. In liaison with the Pearson Data Protection team, ensure that Pearson College London has appropriate systems and controls to procure compliance with the GDPR and any other relevant data protection legislation and regulations, including drafting, maintaining and implementing data protection policies and procedures.
  3. Collate and review due diligence documentation for collaborative partners and highlight issues of concern for further investigation.
  4. Prepare and issue contractual documentation for collaborative partners and review contractual documentation prepared by collaborative partners.
  5. Progress contractual negotiations to a successful conclusion, referring issues to line manager or Legal Department where necessary.
  6. In liaison with employers, academic teams and professional services teams within the College, ensure that the evidence packs for each apprentice are complete and up to date.
  7. Liaising with the Finance Department, business development and Student Services teams to ensure that relevant information and contractual requirements are disseminated and systems established for compliance, including reporting and invoicing.
  8. Maintain and develop the quality assurance processes for apprenticeships from design and validation, to delivery and completion.
  9. Keep up to date with changes in the regulatory framework, in particular the ESFA Funding Rules, and communicate changes to other teams and propose and implement changes to procedures where required.
  10. Working with other members of the Academic Affairs team on other duties as directed by the Deputy Vice-Principal (Academic Affairs).

Why Pearson College London?

We’ve come a long way in a short space of time: We continually innovate and in the past year the College and our students have been nominated for several awards, including the CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2018, the Times Higher Education Awards 2017 for Business School of the Year and Outstanding University Entrepreneurship Award, the HEIST Awards 2017 for Best Marketing Team, Best Prospectus from a Specialist Institution and Best Website. Our Escape Studios undergraduate degrees team received a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) finalist certificate recognising our collaboration with industry to develop the programmes for the benefit of our students who are now benefiting from the ​innovative ​approach to course development.

Real world ready:We collaborate with industry thought leaders and experts to anticipate industry needs. We create experiences that develop savvy, work-ready graduates who are ready for the real-world - today and tomorrow.

Transformative:We’re transforming and disrupting HE and industry. We challenge the status-quo.

Team rules!Students, industry, colleagues, thought-leaders - collaboration, inclusion and transparency are crucial to success.

Engaged and curious:We are constantly engaged and curious about changing industries, and learning by doing.

More great things about working here….

We’re part of Pearson Plc, the world's largest education company. Pearson has over 30,000 staff worldwide and this role is based in their offices in London.Pearson is committed to a world that’s always learning and to its talented team who makes it all possible.

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join you can expect:

  • a starting holiday of 25 days increasing to 30, with options to flex up or down
  • an annual incentive plan based on company and individual performance
  • generous pension scheme - contributions are double matched by Pearson
  • stock purchase options
  • health plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to help balance work, family and personal life including flexible working, dental plans, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans.

If we sound like a good match for you, or maybe for a friend, we’d love to receive an application. Find out more about how learning makes us, at




  • Educated to degree level
  • A good knowledge of regulation and best practice regarding public information in HE, including the requirements and recommendations of the Competition and Markets Authority
  • A proven track record in delivering to targets and deadlines
  • A working knowledge of Higher Education and the UK Quality Code and the current issues and challenges within the sector
  • IT experience in a Windows environment
  • A proven track record of drafting contractual documentation, policies, statutory returns and reports and/or tender documentation.


  • Professional legal qualification
  • A working knowledge of data protection requirements in an HE environment, including GDPR.
  • A working knowledge of ESFA apprenticeship funding rules, quality assurance relating to apprenticeships and the structure of the apprenticeship system in England
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to interface with diverse groups of individuals, with confidence and clarity, providing excellent customer service
  • Meticulous record keeping
  • Ability to summarise and take succinct, clear notes of meetings and discussions
  • A proactive approach to continuing professional development
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality about sensitive issues
  • Works to meet quality standards with a habit of checking own work for accuracy and presentation standards
  • Ability to organise own tasks and activities in a systematic way, juggling work priorities to meet deadlines
  • Able to use own initiative when required and escalate where appropriate.
  • A flexible team player.

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: General Business Operations

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 26, 2018

Job Unposting: Nov 25, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1813858

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.