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Attendance Officer

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Organisation:Odyssey Educational Trust 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 35 

Salary:£21,591 – £23,838 pro-rata (actual salary £17,542) - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Humberstone Academy, Main Street, Humberstone, Leicestershire, LE5 1AE 


Closing date:26 January 2022 at midnight 

35 hours per week / 39 weeks per year.
Salary £21,591 – £23,838 pro-rata (actual salary £17,542)
Odyssey Educational Trust, Humberstone Infant and Junior Academies, are seeking to appoint a versatile, motivated and positive minded Attendance Officer to join our friendly office team.
As an integral part of our front office team, our ideal candidate needs to have outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills as well as the flexibility to adapt to the challenges of the school day. This demanding post requires someone who is able to multi-task in a busy office environment, interacting with children and adults throughout the day.
The role includes:
  • Maintaining the attendance records of the students across the Trust and where necessary liaising with the education welfare officer
  • Improving punctuality and attendance for individuals, key groups and the Trust as a whole through careful monitoring, recording and close direct work with families
  • Interacting with parents, carers and visitors to the school face to face or by telephone.
  • Corresponding with parents regarding pupil attendance and issuing of penalty notices for unauthorised absences.
The successful candidate will be confident user of Word and Excel as well as the ability to use a range of ICT packages. Experience of SIMS and ParentMail or equivalent as well as front line reception work is essential.
GCSE English and Maths at A-C is a minimum requirement - your application will not be considered without these qualifications.
The successful candidate will be a proven team player, who can use their own initiative, demonstrate good communication and record keeping skills.
If you would like to be our newest member of our friendly team we would love to hear from you.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the school for an informal visit. Please make arrangements by contacting Jenny Gallacher, PA. on 0116 2767648.
Closing date:  Wednesday 26th January 2022 @ 2pm   Applications via Eteach.
Interview Date :  TBC
Start date: ASAP.
The Odyssey Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy on our website;
The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and pre-employment checks.
It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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