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Senior Attendance Officer

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 4
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 23/06/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Education and Learning
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1119/41073
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1119/41073
  • Number of positions
  • 4
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 23/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Education and Learning

 

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you have proven experience in the field of attendance and supporting families? Are you passionate, driven and solution focussed? Can you bring knowledge and experience to support others?

If the answers are ‘yes’, then this could be the perfect role for you!

We are seeking a Senior Attendance Officer to join the Team Around the School and Setting (TASS), part of the innovative Education Division of Children’s Services.

Senior Attendance Officers undertake direct work with children, educational settings and families to support improved outcomes for children and young people with additional needs. They line manage the Attendance Practitioners and support the Attendance Leads to ensure the delivery of a programme of support to improve attendance for named schools. The post holder will require specialist knowledge, high quality service delivery and an ability to work with a range of professionals and families.

We are looking for a skilled practitioner with a genuine interest in this area, who is experienced in working within an educational setting to support attendance and engagement with learning. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with children, young people, families and school staff. You will also be required to provide support and advice to staff you line manage.

Further to this, you will have demonstrable skills in:

  • Assessing individual needs and monitoring progress against desired outcomes
  • Applying a wide range of approaches to work with children and families, including those with SEND
  • Ensuring that all work delivered to settings is in line with the wider aspirations of the Education Division and exploits opportunities for integrated working with partners at every opportunity.
  • Identifying work priorities and managing your own workload to meet deadlines
  • Communicating complex information clearly and confidently, orally and in writing, to a range of audiences

We currently have 4 posts available based at County Hall, Lewes and Cavendish House, Hastings. There is flexibility for some home working as part of a hybrid working model. You will be supported through regular supervisions, case discussions and peer support.

In addition to opportunities to grow your career within our team, we offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment, which include:

  • Opportunities for flexi-time working
  • Regular CPD opportunities
  • A generous leave entitlement which increases with length of service, with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Access to financial wellbeing resources and products
  • A wide selection of discounts with high street retailers, holiday companies and more
  • Travel expenses paid from allocated base
  • Options for lease car scheme
  • Loans for certain purposes at preferential rates
  • The choice to be a member of the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme

More information can be found on our benefits page.

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.

Interviews will take place in person at County Hall, Lewes on Monday 1 July 2024.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email Vidyu Narayan – Vidyulatha.narayan@eastsussex.gov.uk - with your questions or a request to set up a phone call.

Working within the Education Division is a privilege and offers the chance to support the people of East Sussex to live life to the full. In this job you assist with that every day.

For putting your skills to good use

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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