Funding and Data Officer

Job details
Posting date: 30 September 2020
Salary: £17,996.00 to £20,964.00 per year
Additional salary information: 17996 - 20964
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 30 October 2020
Location: Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA
Company: Vacancy Filler
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: SEP20206292

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Milton Keynes College have an exciting role as a Funding and Data Officer to work within the education administration team at HMP Woodhill. This opportunity would be great for a highly organised professional, with an excellent eye for detail and a methodical approach to daily tasks.
As a successful Funding and Data Officer, you will be responsible for providing analysis on student recruitment, retention and success data as well as providing accurate end of month data and funding returns to the main college. You will also carry out general administrative tasks throughout the department, ensuring efficient working practices are maintained and enhanced.
As a Funding and Data Officer, your will be:

Highly proficient in using MS Office packages and be able to analyse and produce data charts using spreadsheets.
Be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, ensuring a high-quality service, to ensure successful external audits.

Location: HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £17,996 to £20,964 per annum            
Closing date: Sunday 18th October 2020
Milton Keynes College Rewards:

25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
Generous Pension scheme Tax free childcare scheme Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
Plus many more…
About HMP Woodhill:
HMP Woodhill is a core local prison currently housing both remand and sentenced prisoners of all categories. The Education department works closely with prison colleagues to ensure the courses delivered are relevant to the prisoners’ complex needs, rehabilitation and resettlement.
Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 – Level 2), ICT, Art, Music Technology, Food Safety, Health and Safety and a wide range of personal and social development courses. Vocational courses consist of Catering and Hospitality, Painting and Decorating and Kitchen Fitting and Tiling.
Our department believes the opportunities provided for our learners will help to address their offending behaviour and give them the skills to enhance their lives and gain employment on release. We encourage our learners to unlock and reach their potential.
Why make teaching at HMP Woodhill your career? If you are well qualified, enthusiastic, have good social skills and a commitment to encouraging teaching and learning, then come and join our team! Everyday has a different challenge; always a chance to turn a person’s life around; opportunities to progress with the College within Prison Education. Many of our staff have achieved long-service awards and the environment is very positive and optimistic.
As a successful candidate you will:

Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
Experience of working with and analysing data. Application of advanced Excel skills in previous roles. Confident and efficient in the collation of data reports. Accuracy and precision in data compilation and presentation. Sensitive to the complexities of prisons or closed institutions and have the ability to work positively within the inherent restraints.
Excellent people skills to enable you to deal with learner queries Able to work independently and to use own initiative. Work well under pressure and be able to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to problem solve effectively. Good organisational skills. The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

More about the College:
Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.
Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a thorough on boarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.
Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.
**Please note successful candidates are required to undertake National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Clearance before being able to commence with any role. For high security sites they are also required to obtain Counter Terrorism Check (CTC) in addition to NOMS. The process of obtaining clearance can take anywhere from 3 weeks upwards and the outcome is not controlled by the College or the individual prison**

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