Regional Funding and Data Officer

Milton Keynes  |  Education

Location: Milton Keynes 
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £23,260 - £26,202 per annum 
Closing date: 25 th August 2017


Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with 27 of Her Majesty’s Prisons and Young Offenders Institutes to put education at the heart of the prison system.

We currently have a vacancy for a full time Regional Funding and Data Officer to ensure the financial sustainability of the OLASS contract within the East Midlands region. 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 collating & completing monthly monitoring reports for each site, carrying out on-site audits of learner enrolments and achievements, working with managers & administrators to improve performance analysis on student recruitment, retention and success data, as well as providing accurate end of month data and funding returns to the main college.

Milton Keynes College: Rewards

  • 25 flexible days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Continued Professional Development Opportunities
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Access to ‘JUICE’ the employees’ health and wellbeing platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users
  • Plus, many more

The East Midlands region consists of 7 of Her Majesty’s Prisons, which is a mixture of Category B, C and D prisons.

Initially you would be based either at one of the 7 prisons in the region or from home, however, you may be required to work from a central office location within the Nottingham area in the future. The successful candidates will be expected to travel to all prisons within the East Midlands portfolio on a regular basis, as well as attending conference’s and meetings at Milton Keynes College.


As a successful candidate you will:

  • Relevant qualification in auditing or statistics and data.
  • Proven experience of audit and driving improvement in data sets
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, including use of VLOOKUPs, IF Functions & similar.
  • Good level of IT literacy and willing to develop further
  • Sensitive to the complexities of prisons or closed institutions and have the ability to work positively within the inherent restraints.
  • 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.

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 28 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.

To apply, please follow the job board application instructions to submit your CV. You will then be sent an email directing you to the College Careers Portal to complete your application.

Milton Keynes College
Contract Type
Full Time, HMP Gartree, HMP Leicester, HMP Nottingham, HMP Ranby, HMP Stocken, HMP Sudbury, HMP Whatton, Part Time
£23,260 - £26,202 per annum
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