Funding and Data Officer
Milton Keynes College currently has a vacancy for a full-time Funding and Data Officer to work within our education administration team within HMP Belmarsh.
This role would suit 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.
The ideal candidate 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 high quality service, to ensure successful external audits.
Location: HMP Belmarsh, London, SE28 0EB
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £17,996 to £20,964 per annum
Closing date: 31st March 2019
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
- Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
- 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 Belmarsh:
HMP Belmarsh in south east London is one of only three high-security core local prisons in England and Wales. It became operational on 2nd April 1991, and is a local prison, serving primarily the Central Criminal Court and Magistrates Courts in SE London. In addition, the establishment serves Crown and Magistrates Courts in SW Essex.
Belmarsh has a dual role in that it also holds Category A prisoners. The prison holds young adults, and low-risk inmates similar to those held in other local prisons, but also over 100 with an indeterminate sentence, and those in custody for more serious offences. The high-security unit (HSU), is in effect a prison within a prison. In addition, there are a large number of foreign national prisoners, and a small number requiring specific management arrangements.
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 traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For over 25 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and from 1st April 2019, we will be working with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons which make up the Long Term High-Security Estate across England, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.
Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions, therefore, undergo a stringent vetting process to include DBS for all positions.