Attendance and Welfare Officer Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Job description

April 2020

Hours per week 9.00am – 2.30pm (with 30 mins for lunch)

Working weeks per year 39 weeks (Term-time plus inset days)
Paid holiday per year 5.087 weeks (included within salary)

Dr Challoner's offers access to join the Local Government
Pension Scheme ("LGPS"). The LGPS] is a Career Average Related Earnings ("CARE") Defined Benefit Pension Scheme. Full details of the superb benefits conferred by membership of this scheme can be seen here.

Start date 20 April 2020

For April 2020, we are seeking to appoint a computer literate, efficient and highly motivated Attendance and Welfare Officer.

Dr Challoner’s has 1350 students, of which 420 are in the co-educational Sixth Form. The school was inspected in November 2019 and is only the third mainstream secondary school in the country to be judged Outstanding in a full section 5 inspection under the new Education Inspection Framework. It is regarded as
one of the leading grammar schools in the country.

To be successful in this rewarding role, you will need to be well organised, and have the ability to prioritise work and ensure that strict deadlines are met. Candidates will need to have the ability to remain calm in a busy environment whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.

This is an exciting new role in the school working with many stakeholders and therefore involves a great deal of communication, both verbal and written.

Closing date: Monday 3 February, noon.

To apply for the post, please email a completed application form to Alison McAloon (Head’s PA & HR Officer). Email:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

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Essential skills and experience

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About Dr Challoner's Grammar School

Boys' Grammar School with a co-educational Sixth Form, situated on the edge of the Chilterns a short walk from Amersham station. Aspirational staff and students, with an atmosphere that values resilience and kindness. Also a Teaching School and SCITT, so unparalleled opportunities for staff development

Chesham Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5HA
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