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Business Support Officer (Attendance)

Salary details: £15,481 - £16,852

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Ref: ED 18533


All Saints Catholic College, Bradley Road, Bradley Bar, Huddersfield, HD2 2JT

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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Term Time + 5 days

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: 35

Closing date: 22 February 2019 10:00 AM

Provisional Interview Date:

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Required from March 2019

The Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Business Support Officer (Attendance) with excellent people skills to support students effectively so that student attendance increases throughout the school.

As well as collating information about attendance and identifying those whose attendance is causing concern, you will be working with students, families and other agencies to ensure that all students at All Saints are attending College regularly and achieving their best. 

Main duties will include:

  • To play a key role in the college to ensure that whole school attendance first meets and then exceeds the national average. 

  • To work alongside the Achievement Coordinators / Local Authority APSOs to raise the profile of student attendance.

  • To increase and maintain the level of student attendance and lower Persistent Absence (PA) at the College amongst all student groups. 

  • To ensure all information/data relating to student attendance is accurately recorded, analysed and acted upon in an appropriate, timely manner.

  • To communicate effectively with both parents and students in person, telephone and formal letters. 

  • To provide up to date reports and statistics for Governors.

  • To build positive relationships with both students and parents to boost attendance.  To attend student/parent meetings / make home visits in relation to student attendance issues. 

  • To take telephone calls, relay messages to staff and parents. 

  • To undertake routine clerical duties, including spreadsheets/excel. 

What we would like from you; 

  • To be a team player. 
  • To have a sound knowledge of SIMS and Microsoft Office packages. 
  • Minimum of A-C grade in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent. 
  • To be firm but approachable and have excellent people skills. 
  • To be resilient in following the college attendance policy. 
  • The ability to travel to locations within the local community. 

First aid and safeguarding trained would be advantageous.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our college making substantial progress under current leadership. In turn, we are looking for a candidate committed to playing a part in transforming the lives of our young people.  In return, we offer a competitive salary and staff wellbeing package. Visits to the College are welcome.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For an application pack, please visit our website: www.aschc.com or contact us on 01484 426466.

Please return all application forms to Ms M Slater (PA to Principal) via email: mslater@aschc.com.

Closing date for applications: Friday 22 February 2019 at 10.00am.

Interviews will take place on w/c 25 February 2019.

All Saints is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to enhanced DBS checks.