Community Attendance Support

Chase High School, Westcliff on Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8824000-300S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: LG Level 4. £11,180 p.a
Position Start Date: 06/01/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 04/12/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be arranged upon receipt of application  

Job Description

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Fixed Term until 17th July 2020

Part Time 25 hours per week 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Term Time Only.

Starting salary: LG Level 4 Point 6 £11,180 per annum salary. Pro rata actual salary £6,522. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Chase High School is an academy that forms part of the Brentwood Academy Trust in partnership with St Martin's School, Brentwood. We are seeking to appoint 2 Community Attendance Support staff to improve the attendance and punctuality of our students. This is a new position within the school and highlights the importance we place on attendance.

The majority of the postholders time will be spent travelling to students homes across the local neighbourhood liaising with parents and students to identify the causes of poor attendance. The ideal candidate will be from the local community and be committed to improving the lives of local children by providing a pro-active, consistent and personal service to facilitate co-operation and understanding between the school and home.

Applicants with experience of working in a school or similar environment are welcome but this is not essential as it is more important to have the right attributes and attitudes. The successful candidate should possess the following skill set:

  • Confidence to deal with challenging situations.
    The ability to work under own initiative and the flexibility to adapt to different challenges.
    A strong sense of community and a desire to make a difference.
    Persistence, tenacity and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
    The ability to form strong relationships with families who are facing ongoing problems
    Excellent communication skills
    Personable and approachable with a good sense of humour.

It is essential to have unrestricted access to a car and hold a full, clean driving licence.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate

Closing date for this vacancy: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Interviews will be arranged upon receipt of application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early upon successful appointment.

For more information regarding this vacancy including a full job description please see our website or contact Sue Callaghan on 01702 354441 or email

Information about the School

Chase High School converted to an academy on 1 April 2015 under sponsorship of Brentwood Academies Trust. Ours is a happy, busy school where individualism is commended, difference is celebrated and the progress of every child and every adult is supported. For further details about our school, please visit our website

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Sue Callaghan
Chase High School
Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff on Sea
Essex, SS0 0RT
Telephone: 01702 354441

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