Apprenticeship Funding Data Controller

SSE plc
09 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Apprenticeship Funding Data Controller

Location: Reading

Salary: £24,197 – £31,960 depending on skills and experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours

Our Role

As the successful candidate, you’ll manage the process of claiming funds for apprenticeship training programmes across SSE. You’ll assure the associated delivery of the programmes against the funding rules and compliance requirements. Working alongside the apprenticeship programme co-ordinators, you’ll provide consultative guidance and support, enabling SSE to deliver high contract performance and quality apprenticeships for our businesses, customers, training providers, and the apprentices themselves. In addition, you’ll maintain a high awareness of government funding rules changes and other relevant information.

Your Skills and Experience

You’ll have a good understanding of the apprenticeship levy, skills agenda and apprenticeship programmes available nationwide. Experience of working with government funding bodies, such as the Education & Skills Funding Agency or Skills Development Scotland, would be preferred. You should be able to demonstrate a rounded understanding of compliance requirements and an awareness of both the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework and SDS Quality Standards Framework. A working knowledge of financial forecasting and budget cycles would be advantageous.

You’ll be proficient in the user of Microsoft Office, with an excellent knowledge of advanced formulae in Microsoft Excel. Ideally, you’ll have experience using an Individualised Learner Record data tracking tool. A self-motivated problem solver, you’ll be capable of making educated decisions, managing workloads under your own initiative and meeting strict deadlines. Your strong work ethic and analytical skills will be invaluable.

Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: Thursday 22nd March 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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