Education Welfare Officer / Attendance Manager

Outwood Grange Academies Trust seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role. If you share their values, join their family.

Serving the bustling city of Sheffield, Outwood Academy City was constructed in 2011 with state-of-the-art facilities and joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust three years later. The school has undergone a huge transformation for its 1100 students, with an innovative curriculum and a personalised approach to learning enabling them to realise their vocational, practical, creative and academic abilities. This was recognised by Ofsted in February 2019, when the academy was judged ‘Good with Outstanding Leadership’. Inspectors noted that, “Leaders and teachers demonstrate high expectations for all pupils. They are determined that pupils achieve well in their subjects”.

Outwood Academy City is seeking to appoint an Attendance Manager reporting to the Assistant Principal, Deep Support, the successful candidate will lead a very busy team providing support to students, families and Academy staff to improve attendance and meet the needs of their students. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be organised, energetic and able to remain calm in a busy environment. Strong IT skills specifically in Microsoft Office are essential. Training will be provided on their management information system. The successful candidate will be a strong leader with a proactive approach to work. Owing to the nature of the role, an ability to relate to the Academy’s students is crucial. Home visits will be required as part of this role so a UK driving license and a car will be essential. As part of a growing multi-academy trust, the successful candidate will be well supported and have access to a range of high quality professional development through the Outwood Institute of Education.

This post is full time (37 hours per week), 41 weeks per year (equivalent to term time plus 15 days) This is a permanent role.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact

Closing date for applications is 12.00, 25th August 2021.

For more information visit the Outwood Grange Academies Trust website.