Head of Funding and Performance

  • Location
    Ulverston, Cumbria
  • Salary
    £ 50000 - £ 60000 / Year
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Education & Childcare
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Education and Childcare
  • External Reference

My client based in Workingon is looking for a Head of Funding and Performance. In this role you could be based at any of their centres in Ulverston,Carlisle or Workington.

Main Duties;

  • Lead and manage the funding and performance team day to day - providing inspirational, values-based leadership to the team, enhancing employee engagement, encouraging and supporting employee development and maximising their potential and contribution

  • Act as part of the senior management team, developing and delivering the Technical Training strategy

  • Lead and develop the performance dashboard to inform strategic decision making and support quality improvement

  • Lead the development of the MIS and One file functions to enhance performance management approaches and inform strategic decision making

  • Develop new product offerings and grow the business, exploring new market opportunities as well as growing revenue from within the existing client base

  • Proactively contribute to the commercial success of the business by delivering agreed performance objectives and producing business reports as required

  • Maximise the optimisation of existing funding streams and identify sources of discretionary funding

  • Lead contract management of key accounts, ensuring high levels of employee satisfaction

  • Lead the Cumbria Apprentice Training Agency function (CATA)

  • Ensure that you are fully aware of and able to take advantage of changes in the sector related to funding, apprenticeship reforms, Ofsted and other relevant government initiatives

  • Develop strong client relationships with customers where appropriate

  • Develop and direct the implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the area of control in order to meet statutory regulations and applying best practice for the training and education sector

  • Promote and direct the implementation of Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and learner welfare policies in all aspects of the company's work

  • Ad hoc duties as commensurate with the level of the post requested by the General Manager

Essential criteria for the role

  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of managing within the Further Education, work-based learning or Adult Education sector

  • Experience of leading teams, with an understanding of the motivational drivers involved

  • A strong understanding of the requirements of ESFA and ESF funding and the associated regulatory requirements within the vocational training sector

  • Extensive knowledge of the public funding mechanisms available within the vocational sector and experience of building business cases

  • Extensive and demonstrable knowledge of Maytas and/or an equivalent MIS function within the education sector

  • Extensive experience of the use of data to provide management information and inform quality improvement within the OFSTED Education Inspection Framework

  • Experience of the apprenticeship levy

  • Experience of contract management

  • Strong influencing, negotiating and communication skills

  • Informal but challenging leadership style, enabling empowerment and a culture of continuous improvement

  • Team player, committed to own learning and development

  • Ability to travel nationally as required


  • Experience in the technical training sector

  • Experience in public sector contracts

  • Working knowledge of Crown Contracting Service

  • Understanding of Industrial Strategy and its impact on our business

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Pip Gray