Attendance Officer (Hampton Gardens Secondary School)

  • Job Reference: 1347641768-2
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Hampton Academies Trust
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £24,981 to £27,705
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Hampton Gardens School

Hartland Avenue, Hampton Gardens, Peterborough, PE7 8HR.

Hampton Gardens is an inclusive school which is proud to serve the local community of Hampton, Yaxley and Cambridgeshire. The school serves just under 1200 students, offering 210 places in each year group and 300 places for Post16 students.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

Required from September 2024

Attendance Officer

We are seeking an Attendance Officer on a temporary basis for up to one year, covering a period of maternity leave. You will play a key role in raising achievement by tracking student attendance and punctuality, highlighting areas of concern and working with families to remove barriers to attendance, encouraging a positive and independent attitude to learning.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working with young people and parents and carers, ideally in an education context. Experience working with professionals from other agencies and in a multi-agency context would be highly advantageous, in addition to an understanding of the legislation and statutory framework around school attendance.

With regular contact with our Senior Leadership, Pastoral and Data teams, the position also involves working closely with families and students. We are therefore looking for an individual with robust communication skills, excellent negotiating skills to gain the confidence of students, parents/carers and staff and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships. You will be confident in resolving conflict and remaining calm in sometimes challenging situations. Proficiency in IT applications and systems is essential in this role, where you will be compiling reports and analysing statistical data for monitoring purposes.

Working Hours:

7:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday (with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break)

Salary (Grade 8):

Full time salary (52 weeks) From: £29,777 to: £33,024

Actual salary (36.25 hrs / term time + 5 days) From: £24,981 to: £27,705

We welcome applications from candidates who:

  • Have consistently high expectations with the drive to help all students achieve their full potential.
  • Are an exceptional team player and who enjoys supporting and working collaboratively with others.
  • Have the skill to form positive relationships with all staff, students and parents.
  • Share our vision to deliver outstanding education for children and young adults and the commitment to make a difference to outcomes and achievements of students who attend HAT schools.

What we can offer you in return:

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Discounted local gym membership.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.

Please note we are unable to accept CV's or online applications via recruitment websites. Please see the recruitment pack via the linked HAT website for full details of how to apply for this position.

Visits to the school before the application deadline are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the HR department.

Closing date: 9.00am on Wednesday 12 June 2024

Please note that we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).