We are currently recruiting for a SEND Data & Finance Analyst in Cheshire.


Pay rate: PAYE 19.04 per hour/UMB 23.82 per hour.

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing



Analyse, manage and report on the Local Authorities Finance and SEN/D data, including the department’s database and schools’ performance data.



  • Be responsible for the design and maintenance of the Department’s SEND Finance / Pupil Database and to provide support to the LA/ SEN/D Team maximising its use as a management and planning tool.
  • Provide and prepare reports to SEN and Finance Managers including preparation, compilation and monitoring of SEN budgets.
  • Maintain and regularly update detailed financial records.
  • Work closely with the SEN Senior Commissioning Manager and LA Finance in providing financial and statistical information required for projects relating to special educational needs.
  • Be proficient in the use of spreadsheets and databases and maintain data systems that can readily provide data for a variety of purposes.
  • Have knowledge of common reporting technologies such as Crystal Reports, SQL and Business Objects.
  • Analyse, track and report on SEN/D education performance, using local and national data, benchmarking, and national guidelines.
  • Liaise with and attend user group meetings with SEN/D Database Provider regarding development of the Database.
  • Review and develop the processes for capturing, analysing and reporting on SEN/D school performance data, including the Early Years Foundation Stage and all key stages, including data about the local performance of different pupil groups, local benchmarking and comparative data on post-16 destinations
  • Cross reference the out of area placement spreadsheet with the High Needs database, alerting the SEN senior manager of any anomalies.
  • Support consultations, including development of consultation questionnaires, collation and analysis of responses and production of summaries.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of budget management.
  • Experience of analysing and compiling statistical and financial data to support financial systems and control of budgets
  • Experience in maintaining and developing Information Technology systems to manage financial and administrative processes
  • Experience of presenting to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to make full use of information technology systems including word processing, spreadsheets and database software
  • Ability to work under pressure, organise own workload and forward plan to meet statutory deadlines
  • Ability to consult and negotiate effectively and diplomatically with schools and other LAs



  • Demonstrable track record of designing systems for data collection.
  • The ability to analyse and review data sets and be able to present this to key departments and officers.
  • Excellent IT skills and experience of developing and maintaining IT workflow systems and of inputting data into the system.
  • Have designed and run reports from a system for the purpose of doing statistical analysis of the data for monitoring purposes.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Cheshire

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