Funding and Data Officer (HMP/YOI Winchester)
Location: HMP/ YOI Winchester
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP/YOI Winchester to put education at the heart of the prison system.
HMP/YOI Winchester Education Team have a new opportunity for a full time Funding and Data Officer to work within our education administration team. This role would suit a highly organised professional, with an excellent eye for detail and a methodical approach to daily tasks. The successful candidate 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 a high quality service, to ensure successful external audits.
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.
HMP/YOI Winchester is a busy Category B/C Local prison housing both sentenced and remand prisoners from the age of 18. The Education Department delivers relevant short courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release in three different Education areas in the prison.
Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), ESOL, ICT, Art, Cookery, Employability Skills, and Barbering. We also work closely with our prison colleagues to provide embedded Employability skills in the prison workshops for Carpentry, Recycling, Textiles and Enterprise Services. The Education department has recently started working with external employers to provide employment opportunities upon release to the workers in the main prison kitchen who engage in the Hospitality and Catering Academy programme provided by the College in partnership with Premier Inn and also those keen to show their potential through a fast track employment course link3ed to Timpsons. This is a model which we hope to further expand in the future.
In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour. We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve. This enthusiasm for learning and desire to help our learners was reflected on the grade 2 that the department received on the last Ofsted inspection and our continually high success rates.
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. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.
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.
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