Interviews will be held on: 15/12/2022
At Barnsley Council, we’re making big changes to the places around us, to benefit all who live and work here but through it all, our commitment to ensuring high-quality learning, skills and employment support opportunities for young people and adults remains. That’s where you come in, ensuring efficient operational support and effective contract compliance, monitoring and reporting leading to maximum income generation for our Employment and Skills Service.
Shape a better future with us
Creativity, ambition, and a focus on people. That’s what matters here. 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 good working with our communities. Here at 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. 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.
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.
Your role in our journey
The Contract Funding Manager is a varied role within the Contract, Compliance and Funding Service which sits within the wider Employment and Skills service. The post has responsibility for the operational monitoring and analysis of contractual financial performance information, proactively highlighting any financial compliance risks across the Employment and Skills service and its contracts. This informs planning, maintenance of the contract’s register, monitoring/reporting schedule, the submissions of statutory returns, funding claims, and business cases to all relevant Government departments and internal governance meetings. The post also involves operational service responsibility for health and safety and the management of a range of buildings to facilitate delivery of services and businesses which adds an additional dimension to the role providing opportunities to work with local businesses to generate income and promote sustainability across the public and business sectors.
To undertake this role, you will require significant experience of collation, analysis, and interpretation of statistical, financial, and budgetary information. You will be knowledgeable and keep abreast of local and national developments which have implications for the service and contract delivery. You will work closely with senior managers across the Service demonstrating good communication, negotiation, and partnership working skills alongside a strong understanding of internal and external funding and claims with particular reference to Education and Skills Funding and European Social Fund employability contracts. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of delivering employment and skills programmes to improve local outcomes and have an advanced understanding of local and national strategies, policies, and legislation accompanied by direct experience of working within an adult and skills context. You will recognise and actively seek to promote and demonstrate the Councils’ and Service’s core values, working collaboratively across the Service and the Council.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need a professional level 5 qualification, a professional project management and leadership qualification is desirable. A willingness to undertake further training will be required and supported.
A lot to look forward to
We live and work by our four 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 staff to achieve their potential. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.