Funding and Planning Manager (MIS)

Job Roles:
Finance, MIS, Account Manager
Organisation Type:
Further Education
Private Training Provider
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Accounting and Finance
South East
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£33,000 - £38,000
12th Jun 2018
Start Date:
Learning Curve Group
Job Ref:

Funding and Planning Manager (MIS)

Location: Oxfordshire

Salary: £33,000 - £38,000

Closing date: 07/07/18

Contract Type: Full-time

Duration: Permanent


Do you want to work for an outstanding sixth form college, awarded the highest accolade in the post 16 sector, by the Department of Education?
Are you experienced within the Further Education sector, with an understanding of FE funding methodology and post-16 education sector?

The Role

The post will be responsible for ensuring effective and accurate capture, analysis and reporting of learner data, and will co-ordinate the day-to-day workload of the MIS Funding Team. The post holder will work closely with the curriculum, finance and apprenticeship teams, will be an experienced MIS specialist with up to date knowledge of funding methodologies and sector initiatives i.e. the Apprenticeship Reform.

Responsibilities and Duties

• To be the principal contact for all funding and curriculum data delivery: including data returns to all required funding/monitoring/benchmarking bodies, auditors and requests from college managers
• Maintain and develop a thorough understanding of the latest ESFA and other Funding Agencies’ Funding methodologies
• To monitor and manage income from all funding streams
• Develop and implement data collection and input processes and procedures to ensure data is held in compliance with Individual Learning Records (ILR) and audit requirements
• To contribute to the curriculum planning process and support the introduction of any changes to curriculum, maximising funding and making efficient use of resources
• To develop and maintain a master course file
• To ensure accurate and timely reports are available at short notice for OFSTED inspection or audit requirement
• To advise on education developments both strategic and operational that have implications on funding and student data management
• To assist in the selection, design and implementation of MIS systems
• Develop validation rules within the student records system that comply with funding requirements
• To produce clear, concise and accurate information to managers to assist in raising standards
• • To comply with the College’s Data Protection policy in relation to the collection, use, storage and disposal of personal and/or sensitive information


Essential Skills and Characteristics

• Experience of working within the Further Education sector
• Understanding of FE funding methodology and post-16 education sector
• Excellent communication, team leadership and organisational skills
• Experience of advanced reporting tools & excellent IT skills
• Ability to learn new technologies and methods
• Ability to work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail
• Knowledge and experience of compliance, quality, verification, auditing and reporting
• Knowledge of the funding rules, claim procedures and audit requirements for SFA, LEP and AEB
• Knowledge and experience with Ofsted and ESFA and experienced in Ofsted inspection
• Knowledge of a number of Accrediting Bodies e.g. Pearson, City & Guilds, ILM, EAL
• Experience with Student Data Management Information Systems (MIS) – such as Unit E
• Experienced in using Awarding Bodies online portals, such as City & Guilds ‘Walled Garden’

Desirable Skills and Characteristics

• Experience of procurement of contracts – PQQs and ITTs
• Experience of ensuring compliance with DBS and Data Protection/GDPR – preferred, training can be provided
• Experience of SQL Server and Microsoft reporting tools (SSRS, Power Pivot, PowerBI)

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