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Head of MI – Data

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £46,233.00 - £50,862.00 Year
  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • £46,233.00 - £50,862.00 Year
  • Salary: £46,233.00 - £50,862.00 Year

Website Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited

Head of MI – Data

Salary: £46,233 – £50,862 per annum

Hours: 36.25 per week

Location: Based at Altrincham with the requirement to travel across all sites

The Job:

The Head of MI – Data Management at The Trafford & Stockport College Group plays a pivotal role in ensuring the Group’s compliance and success in Further and Higher Education delivery. With a focus on managing funding and compliance matters, the role requires effective collaboration and management to deliver an excellent Management Information Systems (MIS) data service. The position involves developing and implementing efficient processes aligned with funding body requirements, ensuring accurate tracking and reporting of recruitment and funding performance data.

The Head of MI: Data Management is entrusted with managing and overseeing critical aspects such as all funding data submissions, curriculum planning, course file management, timetabling, register management, funding awareness and training, main college enrolment activities, Individual Learner Record (ILR) production, and data quality assurance. Utilising a range of software tools, the role requires a blend of technical expertise, forward thinking, and effective management to provide key operational performance information to the Group and external stakeholders.

The Person:

The Head of MI: Data Management position at The Trafford & Stockport College Group is open to any qualified professional with a strong background in Further and Higher Education, including Apprenticeship funding. The successful applicant will possess extensive knowledge of funding and compliance matters, demonstrating a deep understanding of the intricacies of managing funding data. A strong operational thinker and manager, the successful applicant will excel in developing and implementing efficient processes that adhere to funding body requirements.

The successful applicant will be adept at utilising a range of software tools, showcasing a strong technical proficiency. With a customer and data-centric approach, the successful applicant will provide direction and effective management to the MIS service, delivering key operational performance information to both the Group and external stakeholders.

About TCG: – A Great Place to Work

Every year, thousands of students join us on courses that are designed to further their career prospects, enable transition to higher education or simply satisfy a desire to learn new skills and support well-being. Employment at Trafford College Group brings many benefits including: –


48 days annual leave (Inclusive of bank holidays) 
Generous contributory company pension scheme 
Childcare discounts 
Onsite Costa
Employee Assistance Programme
Continuous Professional Development
Free Parking 
Colleagues at The Trafford & Stockport College Group go above and beyond to ensure that our students get the best possible teaching and support to enable them to reach their ambitions. We expect the very highest standards for all of our students, and this is evidenced year after year by our achievement and progression outcomes.

The Trafford & Stockport College Group promotes, celebrates and values diversity and is committed to promoting equality for all. As part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident Employer, all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job, as set out in the job description and person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

The Trafford & Stockport College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the Trafford & Stockport College Group is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check. The Group will meet the costs associated with this.

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to enables us to identify any incidents or issues which have might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unfortunately not able to respond to each applicant. If you have not been called for interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

This position is open to direct applicants only.

We look forward to receiving an application from you.

* If sufficient applications are received the advertisement may close early. Please submit your application as soon as possible if you wish to be considered for the role *

This position is open to direct applicants only


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