Attendance Officer - Central Region, Wakefield

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Outwood Academy HemsworthWakefield

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 4 scp 7-11 (£7,954 actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Outwood Grange Academies Trust seeks applications from suitably experienced individuals with the imagination, energy and confidence to become an integral part of our Wakefield and Barnsley academies’ attendance teams.

The successful applicant will initially be based at Outwood Academy Hemsworth but will be employed to work across the central region of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, and can be deployed to work at any academy within that region.

The academies within the Central Region are: Outwood Grange Academy; Outwood Academy City Fields; Outwood Academy Freeston; Outwood Academy Hemsworth; Outwood Academy Carlton; Outwood Academy Shafton.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Trust. Our single goal is ‘students first – raising standards and transforming lives’ and you will be part of a strong team working to this sole aim. You will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation and you must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students.

To be successful in this rewarding role, you will need to be extremely well organised, have the ability to prioritise work and ensure that strict deadlines are met. The ability to work on your own initiative and work within existing teams is essential. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and able to remain calm in a busy environment whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.

The purpose of this post is to provide operational and administrative support to promote whole school attendance strategies to fulfil our responsibility in the improvement of attendance across all our academies. Owing to the nature of the role, an ability to relate to the academy’s students and their parents/carers in a positive and proactive way is crucial.

Strong IT skills and practical experience of using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, are essential for this role. Experience within a school attendance role is advantageous. Please note this position requires driving.

To apply, please visit: > Careers.

Closing date: Midday on 11 November 2019.

Interview date: 18 November 2019.

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

When completing your application, please give due regard to the attached Job Description and Person specification. Please note that all of the essential criteria listed on the Person Specification will be used to shortlist candidates for interview. If you do not demonstrate and/or evidence that you meet all of the essential criteria elements, you will not be selected for interview.

Please note that there is currently a job evaluation exercise being undertaken across the Trust. The salary advertised for this post is therefore subject to job evaluation and may change.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

More about Outwood Academy Hemsworth
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Wakefield Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 4AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1977 624220

Chief Executive Officer: Martyn Oliver

Principal: Toby Rutter

We are an 11-18 academy, based in the cathedral city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, near Leeds.

We believe that learning should be both enjoyable and enriching. With a holistic view of ed...