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Compliance Manager

DLD College LondonWestminster

DLD College is recruiting a Compliance Manager starting in February 2022.

DLD College London is an award-winning independent, co-educational boarding and day school situated in the heart of London overlooking Westminster and the River Thames.

Purpose of the job

Working with the Head of Admissions and the International Admissions Centre (IAC), to ensure regulatory compliance with regards to UKVI and other visa issues and undertaking any duties highlighted by the Head of Admissions.

Key Responsibilities

Advise on visa applications for returning students (in-country and out of country applications) and new students who apply in-country

Monitor visa expiry dates and ensure all students have correct documents and leave to study at DLD

Report Tier students on SMS system

Assist students with lost BRPs, Passports, changes in details, error corrections, police registration and other visa related enquiries

Advise on potential course changes and retakes for all Tier 4 students

Ensure that all the student data on SIMS is accurately maintained, reflecting the current status.

Prepare and issue CAS for all returning students

Liaison with the HMs issuing offer letters for change of courses

Liaison with HMs in student progression and ensuring all progression letters are sent in a timely fashion.

Take the lead on UKVI inspections

Design and oversee document management systems

Directly line manage the Attendance Officer

Design and monitor internal college systems to ensure compliance with UKVI regulations

To work with the Attendance Officer to maintain attendance levels in accordance with Tier 4 regulations and maintain minimum attendance standards as set out by DLD.

To work closely with the Head of Admissions and the International Admissions Centre (IAC) to ensure that all compliance work is being carried out in a timely manner to support recruitment and retention

Support the Head of Admissions in resolving problems or misunderstandings

Support the Head of Admissions in application queries and liaison with agents

Oversees the College’s attendance figures and the line management of the Attendance Officer.

Based on the College’s Attendance Policy, the Compliance and Operations Manager will be responsible for

the issuing of student warnings to all necessary stakeholders.

To assist, where necessary, with various administrative tasks as identified by the Head of Admissions.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience of working in an educational environment

GCSE's or equivalent qualifications

Experience of administration work including the use of databases (ideally SIMS)

Experience in supporting students with Tier 4 visa applications

Experience of delivering a customer focused experience

Legal education or experience (desirable NOT essential)

Proven organisational, communication and team skills

Sales and marketing experience within an educational environment an advantage

Knowledge, Behaviour and Skills

Excellent communication skills

Effective judgement and decision-making abilities

Meticulous attention to detail

Strong IT skills (including MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook & ideally SIMS).

Good English language written and verbal skills

Ability to build and develop a wide range of working relationships.

Knowledge of UKVI compliance requirements

Working knowledge of Child Protection, Safeguarding, Boarding schools’ National Minimum Standards. (the latter is desirable NOT essential; training will be provided)

Good knowledge of UK legislation relating to the welfare of young people (desirable NOT essential)


DLD College London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all DLD College London staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and will have DBS clearance. This check will be carried out alongside other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.

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Equal Opportunities

DLD College London wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment; and actively opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of sex, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, age or disability.

Hours of work: 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Location: DLD College London (Office-based) 

Application Deadline: 23rd December 2021

Please note that interviews may be held at any stage after applications are received, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. The vacancy may be closed earlier than the specified deadline if the right candidate is found.

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