Early Years Entitlements Funding Manager #0008C52F1

April 16, 2024
£15 - £17 / hour

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

We are seeking a funding manager to join our Early Start and Families Services to ensure the smooth operation of our early years funding provider payments system. The role will have line management responsibility for a team of funding officers. The role will include reviewing and developing existing processes to support efficient processing of early years funding payments to providers. This will include working with our colleagues in IT service and business Intelligence to develop our systems to enable them manage the new areas of work as a result of the expansion to early years entitlements.


• Lead the development and operation of policies and procedures relating to the management of early years entitlements funding including payment portal.

• Provide professional advice and guidance to a wide range of audiences including internal and external agencies. This includes advice to be provided in writing and through training sessions.

• Assist in the interpretation of legislation and the implementation of appropriate procedures and policies and comply with local and national reporting requirements such as completing census reporting.

• Prepare and deliver reports from legislation and regulations to key partners and other professionals including Headteachers, school staff, nurseries, parents, setting owners and managers, childminders and councillors.

• Responsible for the monitoring of financial resources including contributing to the setting of budgets, ensuring effective spend in line with the Statutory Guidance and local conditions.

• Undertake audits of claims submitted by Private, Voluntary and Independent providers.

• Ensure that all processes are clearly documented.

• Plan, organise and submit to deadlines, statutory and non-statutory government returns as required.

• Manage the Early Years Funding Providers causing concern procedure relating to funded providers

• Represent the Authority at regional meetings across a number of areas of responsibility

• Effectively supervise a team of staff, providing direction and co-ordination of workloads, support and guidance dealing with performance management, recruitment, motivation, training, welfare and discipline issues as appropriate.

• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade as requested by management. Education and Training M

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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