Attendance Officer

Kent, ME1 Joshua Newton
All/Full Time £450.00 - £700.00

Posted 2 days ago

Role: Attendance officer

Start Date: June 2024

Contract: Full time / Long term

Pay: £90-£140 per day

Simply Education are currently looking for an attendance officer in Rochester, Medway. You’ll be expected to Liaise with pupils, parents, and school staff to both identify and deal with potential attendance issues daily. The school are looking for someone to enthusiastic and can hit the ground running.

- Help families to receive any benefits that they’re entitled to, including things like free school meals, transport, and clothing that can have an impact on school life. 

- Make referrals to other organisations that might be able to help support a struggling children and families such as social services, health professionals, educational psychologists, or the careers service.

- Remind parents of their legal responsibilities in making sure their child is in education until 16 years of age and taking action as required.  

- Handle educational arrangements for excluded pupils.

- Deal with administrative work like sending letters, as well as writing up both case notes and preparing court reports.

- Advise on child protection issues as well as prepare reports on children with special educational needs

These highly rewarding roles will include working with a range of different children, some of whom may have various special education needs. We are looking for nurturing individuals who are able to quickly build rapport with students to provide them with a safe learning experience. Successful candidates will need to be quick learners and be extremely adaptable and flexible to the many challenges that come with working with children with additional needs.


We are looking for someone who:

•             Has experience working with special education needs children in some capacity.

•             Previous experience as an attendance officer

•             Has a desire to work within education.

•             Can promote cultural development.

•             Has great communication and rapport building skills.

•             Has a willingness to learn.

•             Can manage behaviour effectively.


Simply Education’s specialist consultants will be on hand throughout the recruitment process to provide guidance and information about any roles we have available. We started our journey in January 2006 with the aim to provide teaching staff with local supply work and permanent roles. Over the years we have built strong working relationships with our schools, and we pride ourselves on placing enthusiastic candidates in their ideal teaching roles.


The key benefits for working with Simply Education are:

•             Your own dedicated consultant.

•             Access to our unique Educational Development Managers who provide CPD training.

•             A variety of daily and long-term positions to suit your needs.

•             24/7 access to your dedicated consultant via phone.

•             Minimal administration (no timesheets).

•             Email and SMS verification of bookings.

•             Online diary of bookings, you pick when you want to work!

•             School directions.

•             £75 refer-a-friend scheme.


All candidates who register with Simply Education are required to provide references for the previous 2 years of work, as well as complete an enhanced DBS check. You will have the option of conducting the registration interview in person, or via Zoom.


If you are interested in this role, please click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or please call Josh Newton on 01634 926 067.


If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new job in education, please still contact your local Kent office for a confidential discussion on your career and different opportunities that are available.