Job Description

We are seeking a conscientious and efficient Attendance Welfare Officer to start ASAP at a school in South Leicester, Wigston area.

The position is permanent, 37 hours per week over 41 weeks.

About the role:
  • Manage the smooth running of the school’s daily pupil attendance procedures
  • Ensure the safeguarding of pupils through accurate register maintenance.
  • To promote individual students’ progress by helping them to overcome difficulties that may hinder their attendance.
  • Implement the Academy’s attendance procedures and take appropriate action to address specific attendance issues with students and families.
  • When necessary, visit family homes to discuss attendance issues and improve student attendance.
  • Attend safeguarding meetings, both at school and in the local area.
  • You will work in close partnership with our pastoral and senior leadership team.
  • You will be a key player in our pupil safeguarding team.
  • You will have the support of our Trust Lead for Attendance. 
The ideal candidate:
  • The successful candidate must be an outstanding administrator, with an unrivalled passion for education and have the drive and resilience to secure the very best outcomes for pupils. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Be organised, able to remain calm in a busy environment and have the ability to motivate and engage our pupils and families.  
  • In return they will join an experienced and friendly team of staff who make an invaluable contribution to the running of the school.
  • Full driving licence required for the role. 

A video meeting with a Smile Education representative will be arranged for applicants as a first stage interview.

If you would like to be considered for this permanent role, then please forward your most recent CV to Alternatively, if you would like to have a discussion surrounding other East Midlands based school positions, please contact Holly at Smile Education on 0116 507 1694. Annaul full-time salary listed, this role is termtime only so will be <£20,000 annually.

We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.