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Job Reference: 56933

High Needs Business Support Manager

  • KetteringNorthamptonshire
  • £350 - £400 per day
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary High Needs Business Support Manager to work in Kettering, Northamptonshire. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying from £350.00 – £400.00 per day (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

To manage the High Needs Business Support Team (HNBST) to implement the Authorities agreed processes to devolve High Needs top up funding to a wide variety of education providers and support budget holders with forecasting and monitoring of complex budget areas to enable sound financial management within the budget envelope.

Key Responsibilities:

      To ensure the High Needs team meets payment deadlines and maintains payment processes so that all agreed funding is devolved to maintained and academy schools as well as payments to independent and alternative providers.

Manage implementation of complex financial processes, to include advice to team, colleagues and education providers to resolve funding queries and decision making.

Ensure agreed internal systems are followed to promote accuracy, reduce incidence of error and evidence robust authorisation processes.

Devolved responsibility for authorising a wide variety of payments – schools transfer and interface payment runs etc.

Support schools finance to ensure that the LA realises the maximum DSG funding it can from the EFA e.g. annual data collection for special schools and unit provision.

To develop processes in response to changes/additions to the teams responsibilities, create new processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness both within the team and other teams in SEN.

Ensure appropriate action is taken/information provided to enable the LA to meet its’ statutory duties as required e.g. complaints, FOI, compensation and government data returns etc.

To ensure the LA’s financial corporate standards are adhered to.

Ensure appropriate financial records are maintained and stored to enable LA to evidence all expenditure and answer audit queries.

Ensure authorisation processes are strictly observed – by team and colleagues.

Support budget holders to provide corporate monthly monitoring returns with accurate forecast updates – provide information, support with system interrogation, develop forecast templates.

Highlight budget pressures. Provide evidence to explain budget pressures.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Educated to A level, NVQ3 or equivalent standard (eg GNVQ, Certificate in Management, BTech).
  • Experience: 1+ year of experience within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. References covering the last 3 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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