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Leeds United FC

Leeds United FC

Attendance and Behaviour Officer


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Posting Date

Dec 5, 2022

Role description

Through a new and exciting partnership with Bishop Young Academy with The Leeds United Foundation, we are seeking to appoint an Attendance & Behaviour Officer, who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and dedicated individual who would like the opportunity to make a real difference to children’s lives. Are you ambitious and motivated? Do you have the drive, ideas, and high expectations to help create a truly transformational school? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, research driven, and teaching focused environment?

The suitable candidate will be someone with:

A successful track record of working with learners and parents/carers to improve outcomes for attendance, behaviour and attitudes for learning and progress/attainment
Experience of analysing and using data about learner outcomes for attendance and behaviour to identify, implement and monitor the impact of appropriate actions and interventions
Experience of working collaboratively with multi-agency professionals (e.g. health, social care) to improve outcomes for children
Highly developed influencing skills to persuade learners, parents, colleagues, and external agencies to adopt particular courses of action.
Commitment to work in partnership with parents and the community

Benefits Include:

Our package includes:

Competitive salary
28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Free Parking
Free Gym access
Free Branded LUFC Kit
IT Resource / Mobile Phone
Access to events at Elland Road
Access to Club Retail Discount
Travel Expenses
Pensions contribution
Personal growth and development
Staff training
The opportunity to work with young people and change lives and inspire the young people in the local area.

Main areas of responsibility:

You will work across all pastoral teams to undertake the responsibilities of managing the learning, progress and attainment of students requiring significant intervention, at risk of exclusion or as part of internal exclusion, alongside managing attendance at whole school level, these aspects will work in conjunction with the pastoral responsibilities of support, care, and guidance. Part of the role would also involve working to develop whole school initiatives that maintain and boost student achievement and attendance. You will be tasked with investigating cases of prolonged student absences and develop and implement intervention strategies to support identified individuals to progress back into education with the aim to improve attendance and behaviour.
Additionally, you will contribute to all aspects of students’ wellbeing and achievement, using the key outcomes of the “Every Child Matters” agenda as a basis for their work.

Be Healthy
Be Safe
Enjoy and Achieve
Make a Positive Contribution
Achieve Economic Wellbeing .

Principal Actions and Accountability:

To contribute to raising achievement by improving school attendance.
To provide a specialist service to assist the school in meeting their obligations and targets in relation to school attendance, especially persistent absence.
To promote positive attitudes by students and families towards education and to ensure that parents are made fully aware of their statutory responsibilities.
Working independently and proactively to assess the needs of each individual student referred by the school in order to provide mentoring, guidance and counselling support to bring about positive social, mental and emotional development and wellbeing.
Devising and implementing appropriate behaviour strategies to support students to positively modify their behaviour
Raising aspirations and standards including behaviour and attendance for students who are disengaged, isolated, presenting challenging behaviour or who are at risk of exclusion
Providing support for students and parents/carers at times of change and helping students to develop strategies to deal with the stress and impact these issues may have on their education.
Contributing to the delivery of alternative timetables for those students facing exclusion, requiring intervention or additional support.
Taking part in any relevant meetings to assist with pupil welfare e.g. review meetings or parental meetings including attendance hotspots, attendance and progress panels.
Maintaining student records and case files
Work with identified individuals and groups of students, using regular attendance checks and contact with parents/carers and students to improve levels of attendance.
Collating information regarding the attendance of students who may be experiencing attendance difficulties in order to inform school, Education Welfare and parents/carers.
Working alongside relevant staff with School and Leeds United Foundation: teachers, Achievement team, learning support assistants, SLT, leadership team, to exchange information and determine appropriate levels of intervention.
To make unsupervised contact with families in their own homes and elsewhere to assess the reasons impacting on the attendance of individual students, facilitating their return or access to regular full-time education provision.
To establish and develop a professional service to support the school in raising attendance, investigating persistent absences, and improving punctuality through bespoke intervention strategies/provision.
Ensure all programme KPI’s are delivered upon, whilst monitoring against progress on a regular basis.
Produce half-termly reports to share progress for Student Support and Inclusion on behaviour attendance and punctuality and analysis of data to support impact reporting.
Complete Mid-term and End of Year Reports to the Premier League and Professional Footballers Association.
Work with the Secondary Education Lead to complete project reporting in line with key stakeholders timeline;
To monitor and evaluate the success of project, gather key information and progress date in line with the Foundation’s impact reporting framework and the requirements of funders.
To celebrate success and showcase the impact of our work and achievements of our beneficiaries.
To design, develop and coordinate projects to provide appropriate support and solutions to emerging trends.
Identification, promotion of and sharing of good practice both internally and externally.
Hold positive relationships with key funding providers, stakeholders and other partners involved in the delivery of and support of our offers.
To meet all deadlines agreed with line manager and key partners, specifically those that relate to reporting of key performance indicators and other targets where applicable.
To champion the highest standards for health and safety and safeguarding.
To undertake any relevant training as required by line-manager or in line with expectations of the role.
To attend and participate in meetings with Foundation staff, funding providers and other meetings as appropriate.
To exhibit and promote company values & behaviours.
Promote and celebrate equality, diversity & inclusion.
To carry any additional work and duties that meet the needs of the business

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Learning Support
Professional training in Behaviour Management and working within a school environment.
Hold current Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Has had outstanding attendance over the last two years whilst in the workplace.
Knowledge of relevant policies & procedures
Being aware of and working with the School policies in relation to Inclusion, Child Protection and physical contact with pupils, relevant regulations and guidance.


NVQ level 3 in English or equivalent
NVQ level 3 in Maths or equivalent.
Good working knowledge of ICT to support learning and performance of own role
Communication – written/verbal
Ability to write reports, letters, etc
Ability to use clear language to communicate information unambiguously
Ability to listen effectively
Ability to negotiate effectively with adults and children.

Working with Children – Behaviour management, SEN, Curriculum, Child Development, Health & Wellbeing

Ability to demonstrate effective implementation of the school’s behaviour management policy.
Ability to demonstrate that you encourage the inclusion of pupils with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties in a mainstream setting.
Good understanding of the school curriculum.
Good understanding of child development
Ability to assess progress and performance and recommend appropriate strategies to support development.
Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing.
Working with others – Partners, Relationships, Teamwork, Information
Ability to make a proactive contribution to the work of the team supporting children, their families, and carers.
Ability to work with parents and carers to improve support for children.
Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults.
Ability to work effectively with a range of adults.
Influences the attitudes and opinions of others, as required, gaining their agreement through persuasion to ideas, proposals, and courses of action
Contribute to the development and implementation of effective systems to share information.

Responsibilities – Organisation, Line Management, Time Management, Creativity

Good organisational skills.
Ability to remain calm under pressure.
Ability to manage and support the work of others, as required and appropriate.
Ability to manage own time effectively
Ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrate creativity and an ability to resolve problems independently.

General – Equalities, Health & Safety, Child Protection, Confidentiality/Data Protection, CPD, Safeguarding Qualification, First Aid

Awareness of and promotion of equality.
Good understanding of Health & Safety.
Good understanding and effective implementation of child protection procedures
Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality
Demonstrate a clear commitment to develop and learn in the role
Ability to effectively evaluate own performance
Own car with clean driving licence • L4 or working towards degree level
Completion of an induction programme
Specialist language/communication skills, if appropriate.
Good working knowledge of specialist curriculum area(s) if appropriate.

Equality & Diversity:

As we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity, we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The Leeds United Foundation is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

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