** For existing employees this opportunity is being offered as a secondment, subject to eligibility criteria **
Fixed Term Contract until 31/07/2022
Birmingham Adult Education Service (BAES) is one of the largest providers of adult learning opportunities in the West Midlands. We currently run nine main learning centres spread across the whole of Birmingham and we also operate at many community venues.
Adult Education classes help thousands of learners achieve their ambitions in work and life. We aim to make a difference to our learners’ lives and the communities in which they live.
We offer flexible learning with daytime, evening and weekend courses to fit around our learners’ busy lives. We offer a broad curriculum with qualification and leisure courses in many subjects including English, maths and ESOL programmes; arts and crafts; IT; languages; vocational training courses and family learning.
We are looking for a dynamic professional to head up our MIS Data Team. We currently use the ProSolution system and are looking to maximise its potential.
The post holder will take overall responsibility for the collection, monitoring, and reporting of accurate data for BAES and for making timely returns to the WMCA and ESFA.
You will be required to provide specialist support to senior managers in relation to data and funding requirements and lead our data input and MIS staff in the collection and management of data, as well as providing necessary guidance and management support.
The successful candidate will have a full understanding of WMCA funding and funding rules, including eligibility criteria. The post holder will be responsible for the creation of reports using ProSolution and for a range of Pro Suite Modules. They will have the ability to implement robust procedures, carry out internal audits, review current practices, and advise on improvements.
The successful candidate will need to:
Have substantial experience of setting up data systems and producing accurate reports.
Support staff across BAES in understanding course planning, monitoring and reporting, to maximise funding.
Have experience of working with outside agencies and external funding bodies, including audits by regulating bodies.
Have high level of IT skills and be able to apply these to a variety of tasks.
Have the ability to interpret complex documents and produce guidance for staff to follow.
Lead the self-assessment process within the MIS team and contribute to the BAES Self-Assessment Report and Quality Improvement.
Have a detailed understanding of Ofsted inspection framework and FE funding methodologies and how they apply to business functions.
For informal enquiries regarding this role, please contact:
Brian Simmonds - Acting Head of Financial Planning and Resources
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.
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