DGS Data Manager

Apply by:                   9am Monday 23rd May 2022

Role commences:     1st September 2022

Salary:                        £22,583.80 – £27,772.39 per annum (actual gross salary) based on Grades 8-9

Appointment will be within the range subject to skills and experience. The post holder also has access to the local government pension scheme.

Contract:                    The is a term time plus 2 weeks position. The working hours are 37 hours per week

Responsible to:         RET Data Lead


Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is a multi-academy trust which comprises Didcot Girls’ School, St Birinus School and Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School. The two secondary schools also include Didcot Sixth Form, a mixed sixth form of some 350 boys and girls.

Didcot Girls’ School is an outstanding school, as confirmed by Ofsted (November 2015). The school has a commitment to the very highest standards and is an exciting and happy school where real attention is given to professional development and staff wellbeing. St Birinus School was judged to be a good school, once more, by Ofsted (February 2020) and is on its way to outstanding. The school has a strong sense of identity and a tangibly vibrant ethos. Sutton Courtenay CofE Primary School joined RET in April 2019, creating the opportunity to build an exceptional, coherent education provision from nursery up to, and including, sixth form. 

RET is committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

The RET Charter describes our vision for Ridgeway Education Trust and our commitment to the development and wellbeing of our staff team is illustrated in the RET Staff Charter. Further information about our Trust can be found on our website: https://www.ridgewayeducationtrust.co.uk


About the role

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our school Data Team. The post holder must have excellent ICT, administrative and problem-solving skills and to be able to work on his/her own initiative, organising and prioritising their work schedule as appropriate and to maintain confidentiality. The successful applicant will be someone who works well in a team, can prioritise and is able to work flexibly with colleagues. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will work closely with staff, students and prospective parents.

The successful applicant will be pivotal in maintaining accurate and reliable student records to support effective teaching and learning at the school. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining the school database, timetables and providing support for data analysis on student progress. In addition, the role would involve assisting the Data Team on attendance records and processing new admissions. The role is supported by an experienced school data lead and the successful candidate will be appointed within the salary range depending on skills and experience.

The post holder must also be flexible and willing to work for short periods during holiday times as needed.


A completed ‘DGS Support Staff Application Form’ (available on the Staff Vacancies page of the DGS website) should be submitted to Frances Adley, the Head’s PA, at: fadley@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk by 9am 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 Jane Emmott, RET Data Lead, at: jemmott@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk.

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and the school reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.

Ridgeway Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer


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