Attendance Compliance Officer

Essex County Council
18 Jan 2019
23 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note this is a part time role for 3 days a week covering Monday, Tuesdays and an additional day. The actual, pro-rata salary is up to £19,800 per annum.

ECC is transforming how it delivers education services across one of the largest counties in the country in order to continue to improve and to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single child and young person. We are determined to build on our journey of improvement which has seen 94% of schools now being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and to focus more effectively on areas such as our more vulnerable children and young people to ensure Essex provides a wholly inclusive education which can meet the needs of all of our children and young people.

This role is responsible for ensuring that children and young people out of education, or at risk of missing out on education have access to suitable alternative high quality education provision.

This role focuses on supporting the Senior Attendance Compliance Specialist in managing the legal aspects of not adhering to the requirement for children and young people to attend school and ensure they have the opportunity to benefit from an education. It supports all compliance related activities which includes legal and enforcement processes and actions, following procedures and being very stringent to ensure warnings and summons are understood by families and the potential consequences of these.

The post holder will require significant knowledge of the education environment, specifically in relation to attendance policies and practice. The post holder will exert their influence to negotiate with schools and families on the right course of action to protect children and young people but will manage the process if unsuccessful in achieving a positive outcome.

Key Accountabilities


Utilises specialist skill, knowledge and experience to meet statutory responsibilities for children missing education ensuring that both external and internal responsibilities and deadlines are met.

Provides expert advice and guidance to key stakeholders and families to ensure that the educational needs of vulnerable children and young people are met.

Works collaboratively with stakeholders and partners to ensure the best overall outcome for vulnerable children within Essex, ensuring that school attendance for these children remains a priority.

Provide rigorous case management ensuring quality, solution focused work and any necessary appropriate legal intervention is undertaken within expected time frames.

As a prosecution officer, you will work collaboratively with court officers and legal services to work effectively to ensure desired outcomes.

Ensures compliance with statutory requirements, including equality and anti-discrimination legislation and robust processes are followed to ensure the effective management of concerns and complaints.

The job role requires the post holder to be mobile throughout an operational area. Depending on the geographical area, access to a vehicle or another efficient mode of transport will be required.

Knowledge, skills and experience


Educated to degree level in relevant subject area or equivalent by experience.

Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area

Evidence of ability to interpret information and data to achieve positive outcomes and improve standards.

Significant experience within an Education environment to evidence expert knowledge and understanding of the work of the involved in ensuring compliance with school absence and the legal aspects that need to be followed through lack of progress in returning to school.

Experienced in taking responsibility for developing and managing own workload, including significant experience of managing change in a complex environment.

Experience of delivering public services in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment, including sound and successful experience of presentations.

Good communication skills evident, able to approach key stakeholders with empathy whilst utilising excellent negotiation skill and challenging others.

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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