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Profound Staff Vacancy - Contracts Manager

Profound Group is a rapidly growing training provider, based in the North East but delivering contracts on a nationwide basis.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Subcontracts Manager, managing the relationship for both contracts out and external contracts in. Main functions include: ensuring compliance with SFA funding regulations; monitoring delivery and performance; carrying out audits, identifying any issues resulting from audit; producing reports in line with key performance indicators; analysing data and identifying trends; calculating payments in line with contract payment schedules.


Contracts Out (Sub Contracts)

• Compile contracts and financial schedules for subcontractors for the delivery of SFA Funded programmes for Profound Group.
• Review and update contract documentation as necessary to ensure it meets SFA Contractual Requirements.
• Responsible for arranging, conducting and minutes of monthly contract review meetings, ensuring learners are progressing in line with their contract.
• Responsible for auditing of funding paperwork to ensure it meets SFA and internal funding compliance and issue audit actions for failure to meet the required standard.
• Deal with emerging issues relating to performance.
• Deliver paperwork training to ensure compliance
• Liaise and work with internal Quality Department to arrange and timetable observations of teaching, learning and assessments and key learner processes.
• Compile subcontractor remittances using the Provider Funding Report (PFR) for monthly payments in line with contract payment schedule.
• Produce scorecards/reports based on performance on a monthly basis to Head of Audit, Contracts & Compliance.
• Process subcontract data onto Maytas when required.
• Compile and submit Declaration of Subcontractors Form to the SFA at prescribed timescales in line with SFA guidance. Update and re-submit throughout the contract year as required.
• Review Profound Groups Supply Chain Fees Policy annually
• Publish Profound Group subcontracting arrangements in line with supply chain fees policy on an annual basis, as stipulated by the SFA.
• Participate fully in all inspections and audits for example, Ofsted, PFA Audit, ISO 9001 Audits.

External Contracts In (Tendered)

• Key contact for external contracts from Colleges/Training Providers.
• Represent Profound Group at external meetings
• Liaise with Operations departments to ensure agreed profiles are being met.
• Reconcile payments against expected income from Colleges/Training Providers to internal delivery data; raise any queries that result from reconciliation of payments.
• Liaise with Finance Department to raise invoices for payment.
• Audit paperwork prior to forwarding to Colleges/Training Providers to minimise re-works and delayed payments.
• Any other relevant duties requested by line manager.


3 years’ experience managing contracts
Knowledge of SFA/ESF Funding Guidance
Able to produce and analyse reports using a variety of IT software
Level 3 Management Qualification or equivalent experience
Ability to travel nationally when required

Experience of using Maytas or equivalent funded software

Salary Negotiable depending on experience.


To apply for this position please email your CV to

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