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Quality and Compliance Manager Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

ABRSM, the UK’s largest music education and awarding body, are is seeking a talented Quality and Compliance Manager to play a vital role to advise and shape the delivery across their learning and assessment services.

  • Location: Hybrid working/Barbican
  • Salary: £32,000- £40,000 (dependent on experience)

ABRSM is the world’s leading provider of music learning and assessment services, enabling around 500,000 learners around the world to gain a recognised qualification in music. They are looking to fill the critical role of Quality and Compliance Manager to advise the organisation on the design, registration, and delivery of their assessments in accordance with regulations and policies that apply to Awarding Organisations.

As the Quality and Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for advising the organisation on, and maintaining awareness of, all relevant regulations, policies and procedures, as well as good practice that assures the integrity and reliable delivery of ABRSM’s qualifications.

You will be providing support to the Responsible Officer and Director of Legal and Compliance, to ensure ABRSM has arrangements in place to meet the conditions issued by the relevant regulator such as Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA.  You will also be identifying areas of non-compliance and work with key internal stakeholders to resolve them, working with Product Owners, Project Managers and Operations Managers to ensure that when ABRSM innovate and change their processes, they continue to comply with the conditions issued by the relevant regulator.

As the Quality and Compliance Manager, you will also carry out ABRSM’s annual self-evaluation process and draft the statement of compliance, coordinate with any internal audits relating to compliance with qualification regulations, and work with managers across ABRSM to review and update policies and procedures ensuring regulatory compliance and quality and fully embedded and continuously improved.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has strong knowledge and experience of analysing issues, writing, interpreting and applying frameworks of rules, communicating with a range of people and who can bring valuable insight into this awarding organisation.

If you are someone who has been involved with Ofqual, Qualifications Wales or CCEA policies or processes and are looking for a step up to take ownership of these then please get in touch for more details.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07957 303696

Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07931 238134


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Polly Mortimer

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ABRSM is the leading UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, holding around 500,000 assessments in more than 90 countries every year. As a registered charity, we also make significant donations towards music education initiatives around the world.

Founded in 1889, we have a long and storied history. But our mission has stayed the same: to nurture a love for music, and to inspire achievement in it. At ABRSM, we believe that everyone, wherever they’re from, should have access to high-quality music-learning.

Globally renowned exams and assessments

In partnership with four Royal Schools of Music, we support music-making and learning across the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills and encourage progress.

Our core activity is providing graded music exams, assessments and diplomas. An ABRSM grade has worldwide currency and our exams and designed to motivate learners at all levels and ages, providing realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements.

And much more

We support teachers and learners with a range of award-winning digital resources and publications, as well as host events and offer professional qualifications.

As a charity, we invest in music education every year. working with partner organisations around the world, providing donations, scholarships and sponsorship. Our partnership work is never one-off – we build long-lasting relationships and support ongoing projects. We advocate for music, playing our part to ensure the future of music education and its place in society..

Our community of leadership, staff, examiners and volunteers work with passion and dedication to make learning music what it should always be: a joyous and life-enriching experience.


ABRSM is committed to providing equality of opportunity and treatment for all, and will not unlawfully or unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly on the grounds of gender, colour, race, nationality, marital status, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age in its dealings with candidates.

Our accessibility provisions include:

  • Step-free access to the building, accessible workstations (e.g. desk, office), and step-free access to all key meeting rooms and toilets.
  • Interviews can be held in meeting rooms that support hearing loops.
  • Accessibility dogs are welcomed.
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats if needed.
  • Working patterns / working locations can be adjusted.
  • We are a member of ENEI and are Disability Confident Committed.

If you have any further needs around accessibility, please get in touch with the advising consultant for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfil your needs.

We have a Braille and assistive technology installed, adjustable desks and ergonomic accessories, apps for those who need help with prioritising/mapping their workloads and purchased overlays for those who need them.

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners

    Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07957 303696

    Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07931 238134

    We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Friday 5th August 2022
    Candidates informed of outcome: Monday 8th August
    First stage interviews: 11th or 12th August 2022

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