Salary: £18,795 - £19,171
Working Arrangements: Monday - Friday
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Fixed Term until July 2021
Flexible working arrangement
This post is suitable for Job Share
Suitable for Secondment: Employees wishing to be considered for secondment should agree with their head of service before submitting an application form.
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Closing date: 22.11.2019 at 23:59
The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.
This post requires a Basic Criminal Record Check
Prospective employees will be required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time living abroad.
About the Post:
Data Management Officer
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing well for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Your role in our journey
We are a seeking highly committed and motivated individual to join our team in the role of Data Management Officer, working to support the Early Years Professional Development Programme and Families Information Service.
The ‘Early Years Professional Development Fund’ refers to the programme of work, which was announced in the publication ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’ - the DfE’s social mobility action plan, launched on 14 December 2017. Funding has been made available for work that directly benefits early years practitioners in pre-reception settings. This will develop (directly or indirectly) a high quality early years workforce, and ensure sustainability for the second funded year of programme delivery and beyond.
The Department for Education’s expectation of local authorities that are participating in the fund is as follows:
Facilitate the establishment of early years CPD Partnerships, each comprising of schools and Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) pre-reception Settings, for the purpose of participating in DfE-funded professional development activity to improve disadvantaged children’s early language and literacy outcomes – identifying and recruiting Settings in the areas of greatest need, using agreed criteria.
Families Information Service provides information for parents and carers on a range of topics from childcare, local activities for children and young people, SEND Local Offer, childcare costs and funding eligibility. This is done through the Family Services Directory a key aspect of the role will be to maintain, update and review this database.
The successful candidate will have the skills and attributes necessary to support the project in terms of assisting in ensuring data systems are accurate and up-to-date, containing information supplied by various stakeholders, to ensure high levels of efficiency and service management are achieved.
You will also be required to undertake general financial administration including placing orders and processing invoices and reconciling payments using electronic systems.
What you’ll need
A relevant level 2 qualification or equivalent with training on Microsoft office. Alongside experience in accurately recording data, reconciliation, simple analysis and presentation and proven experience of working with highly confidential and sensitive information.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
A lot to look forward to
Here in Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.
Job Profile: Data Management Officer Job Profile.doc
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.doc
Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.
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