Date Added: 22 March 2021
: 8 April 2021
Job Title: Principal Policy Officer (Funding Policy and Systems) x2
Working For: Mayor of London
Salary: £54,898 per annum
Length of Contract: Permanent
Since August 2019 the Adult Education Budget (AEB), which delivers education and training to adults aged 19+, has been delegated to the Mayor. With unemployment surging in the capital, ensuring that Londoners have the right skills to find employment and progress in work is critical in supporting London’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis. This is an exciting professional opportunity to be at the heart of supporting London’s economic recovery through efficient management of the AEB.
The Funding Policy and Systems team is responsible for ensuring that the £318 million annual budget funds provision that improves Londoners’ lives and drives the economy forward. This is particularly important now in the context of Covid-19, Brexit and the poor economic outlook.
The two roles likely to include:
1. One role will focus on determining provider allocations, funding rates, competitive commissioning and general funding policy. This role will ensure that the AEB is committed fairly and efficiently across the capital in a way that is good value for money.
2. The other role will focus on the management and strategic oversight of the AEB evaluation workstreams and the London Learner survey, which would collect data on the impact of AEB training courses on Londoners. This can include management, data analysis and coordination of the delivery of evaluation reports by external consultants with regards to the AEB impact evaluation and the London Learner Survey.
In addition, both roles will also work on a wide range of funding policy issues and continuous update of the AEB Funding Rules and Rates documents.
The team expects applicants from a range of backgrounds, including, but not limited to funding policy, evaluation, research and economics. We especially welcome applications from those currently working with AEB or other ESFA funding, including those from Colleges or other providers, or with experience working with Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data or other education-related datasets. Strong quantitative and analytical skills will be valuable in this role.
An extensive knowledge of the DfE’s and ESFA’s funding policy and programmes is preferred in addition to excellent knowledge of skills and employment policy and a successful track record in policy development and delivery of operational processes.
Closing Date: 8 April 2021
Interview date: week commencing 26 April 2021.