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Head of Funding and Compliance


£30,318.67 - £32,163.94 per annum





Closing Date

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Job Grade

030 - 032

Responsible To

Director of MIS, Funding & Compliance


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form, Northumberland College


Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days’ annual leave per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

EPNE Group is seeking to appoint a Head of Funding and Compliance to lead a small team and take overall responsibility for:

  • the accuracy, quality and compliance of the Group’s student related data
  • the timely submission of valid and accurate statutory data returns to funding bodies
  • ensuring that robust controls and procedures are developed and maintained in line with audit requirements from funding agencies and Group policies and procedures

You will have very good knowledge and understanding of the Education sector, ESFA, and OfS Funding Rules and Regulations, and audit regimes.

You will also have experience and understanding of data requirements and processing, be highly numerate with an analytical approach to problem solving, excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate well at a senior level, ability to plan and prioritise your own work load, work to tight deadlines and be prepared to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.

The Head of Funding and Compliance will also take a lead role in managing the process of External Funding Audit and it is, therefore, essential that the candidate has experience in this area of work.

Applicants should demonstrate, in their personal statement, practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies  alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.  Please note we will only accept Sunderland College application forms.

All applications must be received by 12 noon on the 12th September 2019.

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


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