Management and Training Officer: Church School Inspection

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£26,954 - £28,983 per year

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

Inspection of all Church of England and Methodist schools is required under section 48 of the Education Act (2005). The Church of England has devised the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Evaluation Schedule (September 2018) to meet the requirements of this legislation.

Under SIAMS, Church schools are judged to be either Excellent, Good, Requires Improvement, or Inadequate in response to the overarching question, “How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?”

From September 2021 SIAMS will, for the first time, be implemented and managed by a new national team.

This team will be involved in:

  • setting up new IT infrastructure,
  • establishing information and communication systems and protocols,
  • organising all training for new and existing inspectors, and
  • establishing and developing relationships with SIAMS inspectors, Church of England and Methodist Education Teams and Church schools.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our new National team.

As Management and Training Officer​, you will support the development of the new systems, working with the National Director and Deputy Head of SIAMS to ensure the smooth running of SIAMS inspections and inspector training.

This will include the implementation of an effective national inspection system and the development of a suite of training and policy documentation.

We would like to hear from you if you have the ability to learn quickly and the motivation and commitment to give to this post.

Interviews will be held remotely using Zoom.

In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme

The Role

Professional Responsibilities

  • Working with the National Director of SIAMS to schedule and ensure the smooth-running of inspections.
  • Collating inspection reports and ensuring that the SIAMS pages of the Church of England website are kept up-to-date.
  • Working with the National Director and Deputy Head of SIAMS to ensure the publication of a comprehensive suite of inspection policy and procedure documentation.
  • Working with the Deputy Head of SIAMS to organise new and ongoing inspector training.
  • Liaising with facilitators/trainers, ensuring they are fluent with the technology being used.
  • Scheduling and booking national and regional face to face and virtual meetings and events.

Quality and Standards

  • Liaising with the Quality Assurance Team, as necessary.
  • Creating and collating inspection feedback surveys through the digital platform.
  • Helping to co-ordinate quality assurance of inspections and of inspection reports.
  • Preparing regular evaluation summaries to be disseminated across the team.
  • Helping to manage the organisation of shadow and sign-off inspections for trainee inspectors.

Building Partnerships

  • Building strong relationships with schools, inspectors, trainers, and those involved in quality assurance, as required.

The Requirement



  • Excellent track record of customer service and ownership of problem-solving.
  • Credibility in liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • High proficiency in using technology for scheduling, planning and resourcing.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.


  • Scheduling and organising events using Outlook, Zoom, Microsoft Teams.
  • Creating, collating and summarising themes from feedback and evaluation surveys.
  • Events management experience for both face to face and virtual events.

Personal Attributes:

  • Customer service orientation.
  • Organised methodical approach.
  • Pride and commitment to high standards.
  • Collaboration and team support.
  • Attention to detail.


  • Level 3 qualifications or equivalent.



  • Promotional skills in relation to customer engagement.
  • Confidence working with a range of social media platforms.


  • Managing professional development events in an educational context.
  • Knowledge/experience of the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule.


  • Degree level qualifications or equivalent.

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

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As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.

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