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Operations Funding Manger

Ref no. BHN572541
Location Coventry, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Are you an Apprenticeships/Operations Manager looking for your next move?

Key skills required for this role

operations and funding



Job description

Our client, an established and successful training provider with over 20 years' experience, is currently seeking an Operations Funding Manager to join their Apprenticeships team. This dynamic role is perfect for those looking to make a significant impact in a thriving organisation that continues to see substantial growth year on year. If you are motivated and looking to drive forward a division with a focus on quality and team support, this opportunity could be ideal for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Apprenticeship Department operationally
  • Directly manage, coach and support a team of six Skills Coaches, both in-office and remotely
  • Ensure staff understand their KPIs and targets, and effectively performance manage them
  • Conduct staff reviews, assess workloads, and identify areas for improvement
  • Optimise Skills Coaches to achieve sales targets, planning recruitment as needed
  • Recruit and train new staff members
  • Delegate or complete administrative tasks to support enrolment and new client setup
  • Engage with stakeholders and senior leaders to identify growth opportunities
  • Maintain quality and compliance across the division, serving as the first point of contact for Ofsted and ESFA
  • Manage data collection, reporting, and funding processes effectively
  • Monitor and process monthly withdrawals and BILs ensuring acceptable achievement rates

Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience in operational management within the apprenticeship sector
  • Experience coaching high-performing individuals or teams towards target achievement
  • Experience managing remote teams
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Good knowledge of funding rules, Ofsted, and ESFA requirements
  • Experience managing data and funding within an educational environment (desirable)
  • Ability to manage change and growth initiatives (desirable)
  • Experience working with individuals with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (desirable)


  • L5 Management Qualification
  • Business Management qualification or equivalent experience advantageous
  • GCSE Maths & English at minimum Grade B (or equivalent L2 qualification)
  • 2 A-Levels or equivalent L3 Diploma


  • Competitive salary package
  • Annual bonus based on company profit and performance
  • Full-time (37.5 hours) based at Coventry HQ - Working from home is to be discussed at interview
  • Holiday entitlement rising with service
  • Paid team nights out for employees and families
  • Ongoing training, development, and progression opportunities
  • Private healthcare after 1 year of service; coverage extended to family after 5 years

If you are an experienced Operations Funding Manager seeking a role with variety and reward, we would love to hear from you. Apply now and join our client's dedicated and growing team in Coventry.

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