Attendance and Welfare Office Team Leader, Leeds

Closing date:

The Ruth Gorse AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade SO1: £25,951 - £27,668 Pro rata (Actual starting salary £22,291)
Contract term: Permanent

Secondary School 11-16 years. 

Number on roll: 818 (Y7, Y8, Y9 and Y10 at present), set to rise to 1070 in September 2018 with new intake.

Required to start: January 2018

Attendance and Welfare Office Team Leader

Grade SO1: £25,951 - £27,668 Pro rata 

Actual starting salary £22,291 for 37 hours per week, term time only + 5 days

(subject to a 6 month probationary period)

Part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy will ensure that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values will instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher educational provision and employment. We believe that poverty and deprivation should in no way limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise.

Working as part of the Inclusion Team, we are looking to appoint an Attendance and Welfare Office Team Leader who:

  • Is a compassionate individual with a practical approach to providing support and challenge regarding the punctuality and attendance of our students
  • Has a positive and flexible approach
  • A person who can communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality
  • Is tenacious and does not stop until the required outcome is achieved. 

The purpose of this post is to analyse and identify student absences and take appropriate action to support students back into the academy. We feel very strongly that young people need to be educated in the widest sense of the word, and that part of this education includes making positive choices, including an understanding of the impact of their attendance on their academic achievements. As an innovator and educator you will see the breadth of this opportunity and will be excited by the potential to have a positive impact on students attendance, and ultimately their academic achievements.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to be at the forefront of our organisational change. The GORSE Academies Trust continues to demonstrate exceptional opportunities for the students within the Trust. Recently, The Ruth Gorse Academy joined The Morley Academy, The Farnley Academy and Hillcrest Academy in being rated as Outstanding in all categories in their inspections.

An application pack is available to download direct from or by email to CV’s are not accepted.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 8 December 2017 (noon).

Applications should be returned to:

Interviews will take place:  Tuesday/Wednesday 12/13 December

Please be aware that The Ruth Gorse Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including DBS checks. 

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More about The Ruth Gorse Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2531 600
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The Ruth Gorse Academy is a newly built free school located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. First opened in 2014, the Ruth Gorse Academy is part of the Gorse Academies Trust, a relatively small trust supporting eight schools. The school currently serves ke...