HyperionDev is one of the largest providers of accelerated tech education in EMEA and one of the oldest providers of 'coding bootcamps' in the world. We work with top universities such as Imperial College London, The London School of Economics, The University of Edinburgh, and Stellenbosch University to deliver structured technical courses and bootcamps that accelerate people into fulfilling tech careers. We have been recognised as one of the top education technology scaleups in the world and gained the financial backing of Meta (previously Facebook) which recognised us as the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa, where we initially started our work.
We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review powered by a workforce in Southern Africa, which lowers the cost of an accessible education in technology. This model has been successful, allowing us to reach millions of learners a year from over 60 countries. We have also partnered with government bodies such as the UK's Department for Education who provide scholarships for students to study on our bootcamps and gain employment at companies such as AstraZeneca and the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).
We're backed by nearly 2000 investors, having raised the largest crowdfunding round of funding for an edtech company in history. As a primarily bootstrapped, profitable, and scale up tech business join us as we play our part in making the world a more stable, safer, and fair place.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our Education Department as a Safeguarding and Data Protection Lead. In this junior role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring compliance with education regulations, focusing on safeguarding, GDPR, data protection standards, and contributing to Ofsted compliance. You will work closely with the Education Operations and Compliance team, supporting with the implementation of quality measures and maintaining a secure environment for our learners.
If you are passionate about creating a safe and compliant educational environment, have a keen interest in contributing to the success of a dynamic organisation, and want to play a role in Ofsted compliance, we encourage you to apply for the Safeguarding and Data Protection Lead position. Join us on our mission to shape the future of developer education and online learning!
- Collaborate with the Designated Safeguarding Officer to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
- Act as a key member of the safeguarding team, providing support and guidance on safeguarding policies and procedures.
- Organise and lead safeguarding committee meetings.
Data Protection and GDPR Compliance:
- Work closely with the Head of Education Operations and Compliance to implement and maintain GDPR regulations regarding student data.
- Ensure all processes and systems comply with data protection standards.
Conduct regular audits to monitor and improve data protection measures.Ofsted Compliance and Audit Preparation:
- Support the team in preparing for Ofsted audits, ensuring all documentation and processes align with Ofsted standards.
- Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems and documents specific to complying with Ofsted requirements.
- Assist in overseeing and implementing improvements based on feedback from previous audits.
Support for SEND Students:
- Collaborate with the student success team to provide necessary support and accommodations for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) students.
- Assist in developing and implementing strategies to enhance the learning experience for SEND students.
Training and Awareness:
- Contribute to the training initiatives for staff and students regarding safeguarding, data protection, and GDPR compliance.
- Stay informed about the latest developments and changes in education regulations related to safeguarding and data protection.
- Assist in preparing for audits, inspections, and quality assessments.
- Collaborate with the Quality team to maintain high standards of education delivery.
- Maintain effective communication channels with relevant stakeholders regarding safeguarding and data protection matters.
- Provide timely and accurate reports to the Head of Education Compliance.
- 2+ years of experience in a role related to safeguarding, data protection, or compliance in an educational setting.
- Understanding of GDPR regulations related to student data.
- Familiarity with safeguarding and prevent regulations, and experience in supporting SEND students.
- Experience overseeing at least one aspect of an Ofsted audit successfully in the past 2 years
- Excellent organisational and communication skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail.
- Experience working with educational compliance or regulatory standards.
- Familiarity with the EdTech or coding education space.
- Previous involvement in safeguarding initiatives or committees.
- Basic understanding of coding and Computer Science
Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.
Generous annual leave: We provide 25 annual leave days as part of our leave policy.
Learn new tech skills: We offer our employees the opportunity to enrol part-time in our Coding Bootcamps.
Join the heart of tech in Africa, Europe and the US: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest performing tech companies in the space, with a management team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, Zando and Yoco.
Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.
We're a people-forward company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We embrace a culture of growth and learning to deliver on our vision and ours is a relentless quest for improvement.