Compliance Business Partner

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Sedgefield, England Redcar, England Hybrid
£35,000 - £47,000
Full-time - Permanent
09 Oct 2022 - 23:45
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

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Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI currently has an opportunity for an experienced Compliance Business Partner to join the small and dynamic Compliance team. The role is offered on an office based or hybrid basis, with a minimum of 2 days working from either NETPark, Sedgefield or Wilton Centre, Redcar. The role can be carried out either on a full time basis of 37 hours or flexible working hours can also be considered for this role.

In the role of Compliance Business Partner, you will report directly to the Head of Compliance where you will contribute to CPI’s Compliance Strategy, by providing effective, accurate and timely information and high-quality support to your designated business units, which will assist the delivery of their ongoing business objectives and targets. You will act as a point of contact for the relevant business units, using your compliance expertise and problem-solving skills to lead, advise and constructively challenge funding compliance to deliver effective regulatory control and high-quality audit performance. You will also be assisting your business units to understand and comply with the strict public funding guidelines applied by the various funders that CPI engage with is a key part of this role.

You will work with project teams to support CPI and ensure the compliant delivery of a diverse portfolio of projects in line with funding rules and regulations. This role would suit candidates with experience and transferrable skills in any of the following disciplines:

Audit / Internal Audit / Quality Audit


Public funding


Project Finance


Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Ensure project funding claims are completed and submitted accurately and on time, ensuring the required evidence is complete to demonstrate compliance. 

Work proactively with project teams to ensure project documentation is complete, compliant and that processes and systems are being followed (including internal audits).

Act as key compliance contact for the business units, assisting and guiding internal and external stakeholders to make informed and compliant decisions on time.

Lead and take ownership of CPI’s role in external audits, coordinating documentation and team availability. Facilitate the remediation of audit findings and ensure complete dissemination of learning to CPI project and business teams.

Work in partnership with Procurement, Finance and Project Management to ensure fully compliant audit trails are created and retained to demonstrate compliance to funding rules, state aid/​subsidy control and procurement regulations.

Ensure that KPI’s are accurately collated, recorded, monitored, reported and communicated by project teams.

The person we are seeking

It is essential that you are educated to a minimum of a degree level (or equivalent) in a Business-related subject OR possess significant relevant experience.

You will have demonstrable knowledge and experience in the following: 

  • Devising, implementing and providing continued improvement to project governance systems in a dynamic R&D environment.
  • Supporting compliant projects within a grant-funded environment. This includes knowledge of public sector, performance indicators and procurement.
  • Recording KPI’s for publicly funded projects.

It is also essential that you have knowledge of developing and implementing best practices and compliance systems in a public environment.

You will also have a good working knowledge of office software packages, which includes the ability to use and maintain a database, and experience in developing and managing electronic and paper-based information systems, including the production of reports.


Previous experience in ERDF or similar publicly funded projects such as H2020, LEP’s and IUK with knowledge of state aid rules and public procurement would be highly advantageous.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

If you would like to be considered for the role, please submit your cover letter to accompany your CV when applying for this role.

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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