Advert for the post of Attendance Officer

  • Scale D, Point 5, £9.74 per hour
  • Term time plus 1 week pro rata
  • To start as soon as possible
  • Monday to Friday 9AM-1PM (20 hours).
If you are an experienced School Attendance Officer looking for a new challenge or someone wishing to change your career path and enjoy a job that keeps on rewarding you every day, then we may have the position for you. We are seeking to appoint a permanent Attendance Officer who will join our fantastic office team and help us ensure our pupils get the best education and experience possible, by closely monitoring attendance and ensuring they are at school as much as they can possibly be.  The Attendance Officer post has arisen due to the retirement of a long serving member of staff. Dereham Church of England Junior Academy is an inclusive academy that is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) which supports us in our quest to:
  • Build lasting memories for our children
  • Increase their life opportunities and broaden their horizons
  • Forge harmony not just happiness
  • Promote and develop the importance of positive relationships between everyone in and out of the academy
  • Embrace failure as well as success and develop resilience in the face of adversity
  • Challenge as well as support our pupils and help equip them with the attributes needed to embrace an ever-changing future.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of friendly and hard-working team; will relate excellently to adults and children alike and will be able to communicate effectively with everyone in the school community. They will need good Literacy and Numeracy skills and will be proficient with the use of a variety of ICT software packages.  Under normal circumstances we would strongly advise prospective candidates to arrange a visit to see our lovely school in action.  However, with the school working very differently due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is a little tricky as we have to limit visitors during school hours where possible.  We ask that in the first instance, you contact the school and talk to the Head Teacher or School Business Manager if you would like any further information and before you arrange a visit. In the meantime, we recommend you have a good look at our website and the job description, and start to think about what you can bring to our school. Closing date: 7th October 2020 – 12 noon Interview date: W/c 12th October 2020 – Specific date TBC As this post is affected by the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009, candidates will need to complete a declaration to establish if they are disqualified.  Please use the DNEAT application form and, within the application, state how you feel that you meet the job description and person specification.  Email completed forms to: (School Business Manager) We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the DBS process.