Funding Executive

Manchester, United Kingdom
22 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Manchester St James's
Closing date: 25/04/2019
Salary: Competitive
Employment type: Permanent
Department: Commercial - Client Services

The Funding Executive will be responsible for ensuring learners are inputted into the funding systems in a timely manner, this will include PICS and Apprenticeship Service (AS).

Responsible for ensuring the ESFA funding rules are adhered to through the funding process by audit checking all documentation completed for learners that wish to enrol with BPP. 

Responsible for the end to end accurate processing of new apprenticeship starts from; managing the apprenticeship completion process, accurate data entry of breaks and leavers and any amendments/changes to funding information within the PICS system to reporting requests received into PICS mailbox.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Funding administration

  • Checking and confirming eligibility of key client and public apprentices and auditing sign-up packs before inputting data to PICS
  • Management of Leaver non achiever process – audit & compliance check of learner folder and leaver non achiever form for evidence of last date in learning, processing of leaver non achiever details on PICS, collating and recording leaver non achiever reason codes to provide accurate reporting to programme managers
  • Management of break in learning process – audit & compliance check of learner folder and break in learning form for evidence of last date in learning, processing of break in learning details on PICS
  • Producing PICS reporting as answering all queries received into PICs mailbox
  • Management of unit claiming and reporting with awarding bodies
  • Management of PICS mailbox and processing of funding data through the funding team -  data entry of apprenticeship starts following quality control checks, apprentice ULN and EDRS data capture, new employer set up’s, assessor changes, breaks in learning and leaver non-achievers, pdf document conversions
  • Management of the apprenticeship completion process including the tracking of insurance certificates, data entry to ACE, full audit check of completion folders and weekly tracking and reporting of rejected completions.
  • Assisting with the day to day administration of the Apprenticeship Service
  • Providing first line of contact via Emails, telephone calls

Skills, knowledge, qualifications required for job

The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication with a positive telephone manner and the ability to build rapport and maintain empathy with internal and external clients
  • Ability to effectively manage client and internal stakeholder relationships, promptly responding to queries, ensuring expectations are managed
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate/accessible and organised documentation
  • Ability to use email, internet applications, MS Windows operating system, including Excel and tracking tools to support this role
  • Ability to apply numerical skills to analyse data, interpretation of facts and figures presented in the form of statistical tables and diagrams, thinking critically and checking for errors or variance from targets
  • Must be comfortable working within defined Key Performance Indicators and Service Levels
  • Passionate about client service with a positive approach to dealing with people
  • Proactive, highly motivated and adaptable to change, as the company and industry in which they are based is very fast paced and competitive

It is preferred that the candidate has experience of the following:

  • Experience of working through and managing a period of change and being able to recognize when processes need to be redesigned due to growth / decline in volume of workload

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS check

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