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Job Title: MIS & Funding Manager – Apprenticeships

Company: Ignite Training (Part of the Ignite Sport Group) www.ignitetraininguk.com 

Location: Oxford (OX3 0NQ)

This is an office based role with flex for full or part time hours to suit the right candidate

Salary: £34,000 - £36,000 (FT)


Established in 1999, Ignite Sport UK's primary aim is to inspire people with sport, activity, and wellbeing, and to help create a sense of achievement for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Based in Oxford and operating nationally, we provide a portfolio of training and services to individuals, schools and the sports industry.

A registered training provider for sport & education qualifications, working in further education, apprenticeships, and adult education. We are listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) and hold a direct contract with the ESFA. We also work with funding partners to deliver up-skilling CPD for sports coaches and sports organisations.  We use a blended learning approach with a combination of on-the-job training, face-to-face training, and online e-portfolios.

As the company is expanding, the need for an MIS manager has arisen.

You will be an experienced Apprenticeship MIS Manager, with up to date & current knowledge of the Apprenticeship Reform, including digital vouchers.

Key duties & responsibilities:

• Managing the MIS systems for apprenticeships

• Manage enrolment processes for sub-contracted adult learning provision

• Monitor performance of adult learning contract against targets

• Ensuring data compliance with employers and the ESFA

• Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that expectations are exceeded

• Preparing correspondence on behalf of the business

• Planning and organising meetings

• Managing and reviewing office administration and systems

• Develop and maintain relationships with Partners

• Provide performance reports for senior management.

Essential Criteria:

• Excellent MIS Track Record working across multi-disciplined funded provision

• Strong organisational, leadership & management skills

• Excellent communication skills – presentation, written and verbal

• Exceptional people skills

• A high level of knowledge of the apprenticeship sector, funding strategies and ILR

• Experience of working in a busy MIS environment

• Knowledge of the quality assurance procedures, validation and audit reviews.

• MIS Management experience and ESFA claims processes experience

• Advanced data analytical and interpretational skills

• Excellent IT skills particularly in Office 365 systems ie Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to produce detailed reports

• Knowledge of Achievement Rate Methodology

Desirable Criteria:

• A knowledge of sports qualifications

• An interest in sport

We operate a strict pre vetting policy. Candidates will also undergo a staff suitability process including an Enhanced DBS check.

The ability to drive and have daily access to a car is essential.


• Free Childcare (school holidays)

• Company events & socials

• Mentoring, regular CPD and personal development

• Flexible working

• On-site parking

• Wellness programmes

• Annual health and wellbeing grant

• Pension

• Fully expensed mobile phone

To apply:  Send a copy of your CV along with a covering note to:

Justin Merritt – j.merritt@ignitesportuk.com

Deadline for applications:  Monday September 5th

Contact us:

0300 303 0890


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