Welfare and Attendance Officer

The Ellesmere Port Church of England CollegeCheshire West and Chester

Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)

39 weeks per year (term time plus Inset days)

8.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Thursday

8.00am – 3.30pm Friday

The Ellesmere Port Church of England College is a secondary school with an ethos based on Anglican beliefs where we welcome students from all faiths. 

 We are a part of the Frank Field Education Trust and work collaboratively with others in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop themselves. This is embodied in the FFET vision: ‘Social Justice through Excellence in Education’ and in the College’s motto: ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’.

 We have a modern, state of the art building, which uses new technologies to support and enrich the learning experience and curriculum. This rich combination ensures that we are able to prepare all our students for the challenges of the future.

The Ellesmere Port C of E College is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person as Welfare and Attendance Officer, who will play a vital role in helping us continue to drive up standards, by improving student attendance, thereby enabling each child to reach their full potential. 

 This role will work closely with children and families, promoting a positive attitude towards education and its importance in creating life chances.

 The postholder will ensure parents/carers are fully aware of their statutory responsibilities regarding their child’s/children’s attendance, and ensure that the College complies with all statutory requirements.

 The role will involve home visits to students and parents/carers when required, both pre-planned and on an ad-hoc basis as needed. Liaison is also needed with the relevant body if cases of poor attendance reach the level of legal intervention, as is representing the College in Court, if necessary.  

The successful candidate must have experience of working in an educational environment with children of secondary school age. You should be sensitive and understanding with the ability to remain calm and think clearly in stressful/emergency situations. Well-developed ICT skills, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft computer packages, are essential and you should have at least five GCSEs, including Maths and English, at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications). 

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to demonstrate their ability to champion the College’s development and to be part of our exciting journey.

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th April 2021 at 9.30am

Interviews to be held: week commencing Monday 19th April 2021

 For further information, including a job description, person specification and application form, please visit: https://epcollege.org/vacancies/

 Completed application forms should be emailed to: HR@epcollege.org

The Ellesmere Port Church of England College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will, therefore, be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. References will be requested prior to interview.

 All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Social Justice through Excellence in Education

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The Ellesmere Port Church of England College

Cheshire West and Chester

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