Attendance Officer

Ark Charter Academy

  • £27,334 (FTE) - £33,024 (FTE)
  • Portsmouth / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago
Ark Charter Academy

Job Title: Attendance Officer


Location: Southsea, Portsmouth
FTE £27,334 – £33,024

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time

Start date: 02/01/2023

Closing date: 6th December 2023

Interview date: 13th December 2023

Ark Charter Academy are looking to recruit an energetic and professional Attendance Officer to work with out Safeguarding and Attendance team to increase attendance in the academy so that every student has the opportunity to learn in a disruption free environment.


About the role:

Ark Charter Academy is recruiting an energetic and professional Attendance Officer to address systemic attendance issues and lead on our attendance strategy.

The Attendance Officer role is aimed at individuals who value attendance to school and see it as a key driver in young people’s success. We are looking for individuals with a strong desire to address educational disadvantage, model our core values and be committed to ‘making our world a better place.

As the Attendance Officer you will promote positive attitudes towards attendance on the part of students and their parents / carers and ensure that students are present at the Academy to derive maximum benefit from their education. You will support vulnerable students and their families to ensure attendance and punctuality are above the national average to ensure they achieve in line with their peers.


Our ideal candidate will be:

·         Someone who is passionate about students attending school

·         Someone who can work with a variety of people and maintain professional relationships with students/parents or carers/academy staff and outside agencies

·         Someone who is organised and has an eye for detail

View the full job description and person specification here.

About our school:

Ark Charter Academy is a happy and vibrant school located in the heart of Portsmouth. We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging to our school community and enjoy their learning.

We inspire and support our students so they can become the very best they can in every single way. With love and care, we develop motivation both inside and outside the classroom, encouraging an appetite for learning in a safe and stimulating Christian environment. We want our students to become the leaders and game-changers of the future.To achieve this we offer an academic curriculum that strives to expose all pupils to the richness of education, allowing them to experience a diversity of subjects during their time with us.

Our teachers and support staff work hard every day to inspire each and every student to develop skills which will help them to achieve their full potential. We pride ourselves in recognising hard work and rewarding it accordingly, providing opportunities for professional and personal growth in school and across the wider Ark network.

Find out more about us by referring to the application button present at the bottom of this vacancy.

We offer:

·         Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.

·         Twice as many training days as standard.

·         Generous pension scheme.

·         Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers

·         Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.

·         Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.

·         Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.


How to apply:

Please refer to the application button present at the bottom of this vacancy and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly advised.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions, please refer to the application button present at the bottom of this vacancy.

Please note that we have the right to interview ahead of the publicised date if a suitable application is received.

For any technical issues, please contact our system support team by clicking the chat function on the bottom right of the advert screen.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 

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