I joined the Compliance team here at i-teachers in early March and in the last few weeks have really delved into the workings of the function.
Everybody has been so welcoming and it’s great to work with a company that advocates a work-hard, play-hard attitude. I’m loving the relaxed and fun dynamic of the office and I’m particularly enjoying the Monday morning meeting games and Friday team breakfasts!
During my training, I’ve spent time familiarising myself with the processes necessary in order to ensure candidates are compliant to work in education. This essentially means conducting various checks which make sure that as a company we are acting in full compliance with the laws and regulations that pertain to our particular industry.
My day to day duties include tasks such as completing necessary safeguarding checks such as DBS, barred list (List 99) and TRN checks, gathering the relevant candidate documentation and data, ensuring we have quality references applied for and ready to provide to schools and updating the online system to reflect every change made to a candidate’s file. Each candidate is unique, which keeps things interesting and means we’re always learning something new!
Quality education is so important and i-teachers work hard to ensure this is reflected in our candidates – I’m really happy to be involved in a process that aids graduates in securing roles where they can really make a difference and improve the attainments of schools through exceptional teaching skills.
I’ve already learnt so much in my short time here but I’m keen to expand my knowledge further on the Compliance functions of a business and really broaden my knowledge in the area in the coming months.
Hamid, who oversees our compliance and HR at i-teachers says “The compliance function for i-teachers plays a massive role in ensuring the safeguarding of children in schools. As our graduates and teachers will be dealing with children directly, it is of huge importance that all the necessary checks have been done to ensure no child is ever exposed to a potential safeguarding issue.”