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Audit and Compliance Officer

Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Wide
£26,845 - £29,439 per annum (pro rata for TTO)
Closing date
21 Nov 2023

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Warwickshire Attendance Service: Audit and Compliance Officer


An opportunity has arisen which means that we are now seeking to recruit an Audit and Compliance Officer.


Full time: 37 hours per week – Term-Time Only plus 2 Weeks

Salary Scale: H


Reporting to the Team Lead – Audit and Compliance, Attendance Service, you will be supporting an established team delivering attendance services to improve outcomes for children and young people. Warwickshire Attendance Service also undertakes an enforcement and prosecution role in relation to school attendance on behalf of the local authority.


About the role


You will be part of the team administering the leave of absence process, undertaking attendance audits, analysing school attendance data, screening referrals, and providing advice to ensure education providers, parents/carers and other agencies are aware of their statutory responsibilities in relation to school attendance. 


You will be required to keep electronic case records and reports ensuring they are of a high quality, up to date and accurate. Appropriate referrals for leave of absence will require you to use escalation and enforcement procedures in line with The Non-School Attendance and Penalty Notices Code of Conduct and The Code for Crown Prosecutors.


Ideally, we are seeking someone with an understanding of school attendance processes including the use of the SIMs system (or equivalent MIS) for the extraction and analysis of quantitative attendance data.  Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Word and Excel are a must.


You will be supporting schools by offering advice and guidance in relation to whole school attendance strategies in line with ‘Working Together to Improve School Attendance 2022’.  The role may include reviewing staged approaches to improved attendance, attendance coding, policy, systems, and processes reviews.  Working as part of a team there will be training, and support provided to you to ensure that the customer receives the best quality delivery.


As a team we have embraced WCC agile working arrangements however, we have three area bases – North (Bedworth), South (Warwick) and East (Rugby).  We deliver a statutory and traded function to schools across Warwickshire as well as those out of the county, therefore the successful applicant must be able to travel when appropriate.   


For full Job Description and Person Specification click link here.


Additional Information


If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact:


Joanne Hort

Team Lead – Audit and Compliance – Warwickshire Attendance Service

Tel: 01926 413777



Closing date:  21 November 2023

Interview date: WB 27 November 2023


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.


You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.  


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.  


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more


As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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01926 41 8125
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CV34 4RL

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