Data Officer (at Arch Apprenticeships)

Walworth Academy
Shorncliffe Road, London, SE1 5UJ
£15,000.00 annually
25 Jun 2019
18 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Ark Walworth Academy is a thriving school in the heart of central London. We serve a vibrant, diverse community in Zone 2, with excellent access to all the city has to offer for students and staff alike. This is a fantastic opportunity, for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual looking to develop their career in the field of data science, while making a difference in a school, and supporting the work of our central Systems & Data team.
Key Responsibilities
Support schools with their day to day data management requirements
  • Maintain processes to support effective day-to-day operation of the MIS and associated data systems. o Maintain and regularly review the validity and integrity of the data held within the MIS and associated data systems
  • Support in-school colleagues in the use of the MIS and associated data systems, in order to develop capacity within the school
  • Support school leaders by utilising tools to develop annual curriculum planning, timetabling and teaching group management tasks
  • Support school leaders and teachers around key assessment cycle tasks, including data entry and reporting
  • Ensure that all external data returns are completed accurately and punctually
  • Perform housekeeping activities within the school MIS following termly data audits
  • Manage the cover requirements of the school on a daily basis
  • Manage the interaction between internal and external systems necessary to facilitate effective running of the school

Communication across the network
  • Build links with other data officers across the network, and share good practice
  • Work with the wider data and systems to ensure robust and effective procedures and supporting documentation are in place for the on-going use and development of Ark School's data function

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have an interest in data management and analysis, particularly in Education
  • Good attention to detail
  • Vision aligned with Ark
  • The ability to skilfully manage and maintain effective working relationships
  • Be able to communicate on a technical level with other IT professionals, and in nontechnical terms to academic colleagues
  • The ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Highly computer literate, with particular skill using spreadsheets
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills

Personal qualities

  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • The ability to be decisive
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • Hard working, conscientious and accurate
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Approachable, calm and caring
  • Passion, resilience and optimism to lead through day-to-day challenges
  • A commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • The ability to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate and the ability to change, improve and develop
  • The ability to manage confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner
  • Confidence and self-motivation

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent 7-6/A-B grades in mathematics, English (IT or Computing desirable)
  • A-level or equivalent 7-6/A-B grades in mathematics or Computing/Computer Science desirable
  • Right to work in the UK

Future prospects

  • An externally recognised progression route with the support of a nationally recognised network
  • Dedicated Network Leads for subjects and areas, providing cutting-edge training and development opportunities
  • A fully accessible, well resourced, multi-million pound building in which to practice
  • A school community with a genuine family ethos, investing in staff wellbeing with sports and events
  • Varied routes into teaching and industry-recognised professional qualifications (ATT, PGCE, TeachFirst, NowTeach, NPQML, NPQSL, BA and Masters programmes)
  • A comprehensive support and induction programme for all staff including accommodation in zone 2 available for NQTs and Apprentices
  • A dedicated Employee Assistance and benefits package from Ark

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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