The Reporting and Information Manager is a crucial role within Activate Learning. You will be responsible for providing clear information in a timely way to our key internal and external stakeholders so that they can make informed management decisions. You will also be responsible for leading on the development of in-house systems that allow our applicants, students, and staff to record and submit information quickly and efficiently.
This role will require you to work across all areas of the business and lead a team of 6 report writers and developers. You will liaise with users to clarify their requirements and produce data reporting solutions and systems that meet those defined goals. Some of these will be large scale and forward thinking projects that will involve working with multiple stakeholders to achieve a successful outcome. You will also work with end users to develop the bought-in systems we use in the college to make sure that we are getting best use from them.
The postholder will have the ability to help shape and mould the data storage, reporting and data collection functions for one of the largest College groups in the country. In doing so you will support it to improve the student experience and develop time and financial efficiencies.
What do you need to be successful in this role?
This is a complex role in a large institution with a complicated funding structure. The successful candidate will need to be able to understand new systems, process and rules quickly. As result, a background in Further Education, particularly in a reporting/data background will be hugely beneficial.
You will be proficient in extracting data from multiple sources and combining these data to give clarity and insight over business support targets and the management of student progress and performance.
You will have experience of leading complex technical projects from inception to conclusion.
It is essential that the successful candidate has the technical and analytical skills to support and lead their team with credibility and insight.
You will have excellent communication skills that will allow you to work across all structures and departments within the organisation to define what users require and manage their expectations.
You will have a keen eye for detail and a clear focus on achieving a fully tested and rigorous solution to each of the challenges set.
You will work closely with all teams across our geography so will be expected to travel when necessary. The role has developed over the last year and a large part of the role may remain as remote working so geographical constraints may not be a barrier for the right applicant.
What are the benefits of this role?
There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.
We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.
What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?
At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.
Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.
Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.
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