Contracts Officer - DVC

Temporary until June 2025 (Maternity Cover)

Dearne Valley College, Rotherham

About the Role

This role of Contract Officer supports the Bids and Contracts Manager in the management of all contracts and sub-contracts (internal and external).  A key element of the role will involve issuing and the collation of apprenticeship paperwork in order for the Group to be compliant with funding rules.

Key duties of the position include;

  • Compliance checking paperwork and generate contractual paperwork that is accurate and in accordance with government funding rules;
  • Liaise with employers and learners to ensure contractual paperwork is in place in a timely and efficient manner which will include telephone calls and visits to employer sites;
  • To provide timely and accurate reporting on all contracts and sub-contracts and monitor learner progress through the college’s Management Information System;
  • Day to day management of a portfolio of Subcontractors delivering devolved and non-devolved funding.
  • Work with other departments within the Group to ensure any issues, risks and/or actions are followed up and closed out in a timely manner;

The role will include a significant amount of data management and tracking learners/employers. Attention to detail, the ability to manipulate and understand complex data, flexibility and a proactive approach will be required and applications from individuals who wish to work in a challenging but rewarding environment are welcomed.

You will…

You should have previous experience working in an administrative position and with complex data and systems. You may also have experience within compliance/audit, ideally of education funding rules.

You will hold a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths (or be willing to undertake).

Department Info

This role is key to ensuring that the RNN Group provides an effective and efficient contracting service under the direction of the Bids and Contracts Manager and key to this is communication with other areas in such a large organisation. 

This role will be the key link between the Contracts Team and other areas such as curriculum, finance, quality etc. The Contracts Officer will directly support the Bids and Contracts Manager in executing a first-class business support service. 

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pensions scheme
  • Up to 41 days annual leave per year including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications
  • New FE teachers can also apply for grants of up to £6,000 in STEM subjects (conditions apply) through the levelling up premium payments initiative
  • Recruitment Referral Scheme for all employee’s worth by to £200 per referral made

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated and innovative individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our commitment to the FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) Model. This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check and other associated checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 3 June 2024 at 12:00 Noon - if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

Provisional Interview Date: 6th or 7th June 2024

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or

For further information about the role please apply via the link.