School Attendance Administrator Whiston United Kingdom

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Do you have experience of working in a school office in an administrative capacity? Could you help to achieve a school mission to improve results through increasing and monitoring attendance? Then we could have the job for you!

We are currently recruiting for attendance officer for a secondary school in the Whiston area. With a working knowledge of the School Information Management System (SIMS), candidates MUST have previous experience of working in an educational establishment, as you will be expected to hit the ground running and deliver a high standard of work in a fast-paced environment.

The role will be full time monday to Friday, it requires an immediate start and could be a temporary to permanent placement for the right candidate. It will be an advantage to the successful candidate if they have an enhanced DBS on the update service.


Our staff have a well-deserved reputation as being the best in Merseyside and as a reward for your hard work and commitment you will benefit from:

– A dedicated, professional and friendly specialist consultant with a 24 hour on-call facility

– Competitive rates of pay paid weekly, which are fully compliant under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR, 2011)

– Access to free CPD course and Safeguarding Training

– A 'recommend a friend' bonus worth up to £300

– Flexible hours and working patterns


– Establishing reasons for pupil absence on a daily basis

– Handling face to face and telephone conversations with pupils, parents and external agencies relating to attendance matters

– Reporting to the senior leadership team with analysis of attendance data and results to targets

– Attending meetings, minuting and typing up reports

– Ensuring school compliance with statutory requirements

– Photocopying, post, filing and general administrative support within the school office

NB This role is office-based and does not involve leaving school premises to visit pupils or parents in their home environment


– Excellent administrative and ICT skills, including attention to detail on data entry work, and the ability to multi-task

– Previous experience of working in a school environment

– SIMS experience (particularly the attendance module) gained from working in a school, voluntarily or paid, as well as experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel

– A qualification in Business Administration would be an advantage but is not essential

– Effective communication skills, particularly a good written standard of English

– The ability to work with high levels of tact, confidentiality and discretion

– A patient approach towards working with children and adults alike


All candidates will be subject to Randstad Education's child protection and UK eligibility checks, including enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and full referencing process, and the cost of any new police check (DBS) required will be met by the candidate. If you are suitable, an interview would be offered immediately and you could start working in the school soon after.

To discuss this in more detail, please contact Heidi McGreary, via email at the Liverpool branch of Randstad Education.


Randstad Education is the UK Market Leader for recruitment within education. We have been helping teachers and support staff to find temporary and permanent roles in schools, colleges and nurseries for nearly twenty years. Working with over 2500 schools each week, our staff support over 135,000 children every day across the country, so we can find the right match for your skills. The Liverpool branch is one of the oldest and busiest in the country and has a dedicated team of consultants working across primary, secondary and SEN. We now also have a dedicated section looking after school support roles such as catering, technicians, administration and finance

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