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Business Support Manager

Employer: Reading Borough Council

  • Reference: CUL0158
  • Published on: Fri 14/07/2017 08:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week • Permanent.
  • Salary: RG5m (SCP 28-34) £24,964 – £30,153 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading

New Directions -

New Directions is Reading Borough Council’s Community Learning and Skills service.

At New Directions we pride ourselves on not turning people away, and helping individuals progress on their journey whatever their personal goals. Ofsted judged the service as ‘Good’ in 2011 and 2015.

We’re a small friendly team with an ambitious plan for the future which includes leading Apprenticeship provision for the entire council following the introduction of the levy in April. We’re also developing H.E. Access pathways which will commence in the Autumn of 2017.

The post will lead the business support team/function.

You will be responsible for Data, HR and Finance functions and will lead on the service’s complex grant funded finances. Reporting a range of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on a monthly basis, you will line manage the Finance and HR Officer, Data Officer and Enrolment Officer and work with our outsourced data management provider WMS (TERMS).

You will implement auditable policies, systems and processes. Be comfortable and confident handling numerical data. Have the skills to present and provide complex information/concepts to others. Lead activities to improve service levels/efficiency.

You will have a finance or management qualification or have demonstrable experience with a proven track record, with excellent organisational and communication skills, ideally with experience of working within a post compulsory education environment.

For further information, please contact Carmen Balanza-Davis, Assistant Principal on 07813 621901.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Closing date: 6 August 2017

Interview date: 21 August 2017

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