Initial Teacher Training Placement and Compliance Officer

Job Category
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Part time
Salary From
29,605 p.a. pro rata
Salary To
34,980 p.a. pro rata
Faculty/Prof Service
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Closing Date
Ref No

About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.


About the Role:

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In Education these include the PGCert, MA Education, MBA, PGCE, as well as doctoral level studies. Our undergraduate provision includes Working with Children, Families and Communities, Early Childhood Studies, Montessori and Primary Education Studies. Following our successful accreditation from the Department of Education, we will be delivering courses that award Qualified Teacher Status from September 2024, starting with a brand-new three-year BEd (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. 


We are now developing the Professional Services team to support our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) offer and are seeking to appoint a highly organised and self-motivated individual as Placement and Compliance Officer. You will need a degree or part qualified in a relevant professional qualification at degree level appropriate to the role or demonstrable appropriate level of experience and evidence of CPD. You will have excellent communication skills and proficiency with data management systems and you will act as a point of contact for school placements and students, maintaining accurate records and representing the ITT team in written and verbal communication. We are keen to hear from people who are familiar with schools or initial teacher training and understand the complexities of working collaboratively with them. You will also be liaising directly with trainees to ensure they are fully compliant to begin their Initial Teacher Training.


You will be an integral part of the new ITT team, led by the Director of ITT and working alongside the ITT Operations Manager and you’ll be joining a team of motivated, dynamic, inclusive academics and professional services colleagues committed to making ITT a success at ARU.


For further information about this post please contact Julie Wren, incoming ITT Operations Manager by emailing



We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment. 


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.  


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. 


In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. 


Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.


Please note that we may close this vacancy early depending on the number and quality of applications received.