Didcot Sixth Form Administrator

Post: Sixth Form Administrator.

There is also the possibility that the postholder could assume additional responsibility for administering whole-school cover at St Birinus School.

Hours: 15 hours per week, 3 hours per morning, term time only, not including INSET.

There is the possibility of working flexibly around these hours. Working hours would rise to 22.5 hours per week for a candidate interested in the additional role of whole-school cover administrator.  

Grade: 5 (£19,650 - £20,444 full time equivalent, £6,679- £6,949 actual pay).

Actual pay would rise to £10,019 - £10,423 including the role of cover administrator.  

Responsible to: Director, Didcot Sixth Form

Contract type: permanent, starting September 2022

Purpose of the Job

  • To manage the administration of attendance in the sixth form on a daily basis
  • To provide efficient administrative support to the Didcot Sixth Form team
  • To manage the administration of a small number of sixth form systems

Key Responsibilities


  • Input daily attendance data accurately into the sixth form’s management information system
  • Investigate unexplained absence, from tutor time and lessons
  • Daily ‘first day response’ with students and/or parents
  • Ensure registers are accurately taken in a timely fashion and follow up with staff missing registers
  • Pass outstanding unexplained absences to Heads of Year for follow-up
  • Identify and track patterns in attendance / punctuality for individual students, flagging with Heads of Year when required
  • Administer signing in/out systems at DGS and SBS and update registers where necessary
  • Input into continued improvement of DSF attendance systems


  • Administrative support for the Director of the Sixth Form and Heads of Year
  • Administrative support for the 16-19 Bursary scheme
  • Update website information weekly and update core info annually
  • Send weekly updates to parents via SIMS InTouch
  • Prepare letters, when required, using mail merge documentation and systems
  • Administrative support for the Deputy Director through the UCAS process, including information input into UCAS form and chasing outstanding information / components  
  • Support the Deputy Director by collating information about school leavers’ destinations and reporting the information to Oxfordshire County Council
  • Any other reasonable duties and activities as may be required from time to time as directed by the Director of Sixth Form, Headteachers or Executive Headteacher

General Responsibilities

  • To keep informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance with regards to safeguarding, child and adult protection.
  • Be aware of, and comply with all school policies and procedures including those relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Sixth Form
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings and training as required

This job description sets out current duties of the post that may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed.

Person Specification


  • A pleasant, welcoming and amiable personality
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to upholding the reputation of the school at all times by displaying care and respect, as well as tact, diplomacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise workloads and respond promptly when required
  • Ability to work flexibly and constructively as a part of a team and on own initiative
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Humour and resilience
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong ICT and analytical skills, the ability to use relevant technology and the ability to adapt to new and unfamiliar IT systems as needed
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills / qualifications
  • Working knowledge of business applications such as Microsoft Office


  • Previous general clerical / administrative experience
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
  • Experience in the use of school MIS systems


A completed Application Form - RET Support Staff should be submitted to James Cross at: jcross@didcotsixthform.co.uk by 9am on Monday 23rd May 2022.

Visits prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact James Cross at: jcross@didcotsixthform.co.uk.  

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