Management Information Analyst - Further Education and Skills
We’re looking for a Management Information Analyst to develop, implement and maintain management information systems to track progress and evidence outcomes of a range of skills and productivity programmes of work including the Adult Education Budget (AEB). This will involve working closely with a broad range of partners to gather appropriate data, provide analysis, track activity and monitor progress of such programmes.
Some of what you will do will include:
- Working with the Black Country Consortium Intelligence Unit to undertake research and analysis of skills supply and demand data to advise on the development of the Regional Skills Plan, AEB policy priorities and AEB commissioning approach
- Undertaking analysis to inform the production of an annual skills funding statement setting out what WMCA seeks to purchase through the devolved AEB, and how funding will be prioritised and delivered
- Producing and analysing data, working closely with the Delivery Managers to advise and inform the development of skills and adult education policy, as well as the Regional Skills Plan
- Producing data and analysis relating to the provider performance and delivery of AEB and other programmes reported on the Individualised Learner Record (ILR)
- Producing data analysis and reports from ILR data on 16-19 funding, careers services, Apprenticeship Levy and European Social Fund (ESF) replacement funding to enable an understanding of provision in the region
- Undertaking a variety of complex data analysis, research and interpretation, ensuring information is of high-quality
- Responding to broad requests for data analysis and performance intelligence and trend information
- Producing guidance for providers on the specific AEB funding rules for the production monthly ILR data sets
- Working with the analysis team to help in the creation of system rules to match the AEB funding rules when producing the AEB funding reports
We’re looking for someone who has experience within the education, employment and skills sector. Someone who understands, and has up-to-date knowledge of, the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) and funding rules and payments.
Educated to Level 4 standard (Level 4 qualifications include certificates of higher education (CertHE), higher apprenticeships and higher national certificate (HNC)) or above, you’ll have a high level of numeracy and experience in the analysis and interpretation of large complex data sets. A successful track record in undertaking data analysis (including the use of ILR data) and experience of using Microsoft packages for processing, presenting and manipulating data, is needed.
About the team
Productivity & Skills, the employment, education and skills arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority is committed to ensuring that every resident can reach their potential and that business growth is accelerated through access to a skilled workforce. We focus on improving skill levels, tackling poor connectivity and increasing employment opportunities. We help more people access high quality training and employment opportunities, increase skills levels in priority growth sectors and create a responsive regional skills system that provides people with the skills to sustain good jobs and careers.
Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.
We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.
Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.
We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.
If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
We are designing our organisation of the future and planning a new, flexible approach to the way we use our office space. This approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time and using our office space to come together to share ideas and learn from each other. We will continue to use digital technology for meetings, collaboration and communications - bringing teams together virtually wherever they’re working, saving time and spending on travel.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.
We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.