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Attendance Officer

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 197
  • Published: Sun 15/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 14/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth
Full time (37 hours) and part time (28 hours) available. Please indicate which you would prefer in your application.    At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city, but we need the best employees to do so. With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million-pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.   Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.   Your new role:    Effectively assist in the discharge of the Local Authority's statutory functions relating to school attendance, child employment and entertainment and children missing education. Key tasks will include:
  • Reviewing persistently absent pupils with schools and monitoring outcomes • Initiating, co-ordinating and chairing Fast Track Panels for prosecution and monitoring progress.
  • Monitoring schools to ensure they are meeting their responsibilities regarding attendance and have effective strategies in place to improve this. • Providing advice and guidance to schools on legal and statutory processes in respect of school attendance.
  • Provide case work to schools through our core offer or by way of traded services
  • Supporting the para-legal officers with all aspects involved in the preparation of legal proceedings.
  • Undertaking visits to employers and chaperones in accordance with Child Employment and Entertainment regulations.
  • Conducting enquiries into Children Missing Education (CME) referrals as required.
  • Undertaking and monitoring Elective Home Education (EHE) and making visits as required.
  • Providing advice and guidance to members of the public on legal and statutory processes in respect of school attendance, CME, EHE, child employment and entertainment.
  • Developing relationships with schools to ensure statutory duties are fulfilled and attendance is promoted effectively.
You will be/have:
  • A high level of competency and accuracy in recording, report writing and other written work.
  • The ability to analyse and use attendance data in a variety of modes.
  • The ability to draft legal documents. Specific training will be given.
  • The ability and confidence to offer both challenge and support to schools with regard to all aspects of improving attendance and trading related services.
  • The ability and confidence to offer both challenge and support to employers and production companies with regard to all aspects of child employment.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, even when priorities have to change suddenly.
  • An understanding and knowledge of a wide range of legislation and guidance relevant to the post, e.g: attendance, child employment, children missing education, elective home education etc. Experience of legislation and guidance can be gained or expanded during operation of role.
  • The ability or experience of chairing meetings and formulating plans.
  • The ability to work using your own initiative and prioritise your workload.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an eye for detail
  • Have a current driving licence and daily use of a vehicle, or the ability to get around the City, as you will be required to travel around the schools in Portsmouth
  What you'll get in return working for Portsmouth City Council
  • Competitive pay
  • Generous annual leave (27 days per year rising to 31) plus the opportunity to purchase leave
  • Extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return or reduce your monthly deductions via the 50:50 scheme
  • Staff development through progression planning or the apprenticeship scheme
  • Local and online discounts for staff
  • Travel loan 
  • Cycle loan scheme
  What next   To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.   Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section.   Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact recruit@portsmouthcc.gov.uk   To review our full benefits package, click here

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  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 197
  • Published: Sun 15/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 14/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

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