Systems and Data 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 Systems and Data Officer, you will support the National Director and Deputy Head of SIAMS to enable effective scheduling of inspections, communication with inspectors, inspection management, and data analysis.

You will support the development of new systems, manage their implementation and use, collate and support the analysis of inspection data, and ensure the smooth payment of those involved in inspections and SIAMS training.

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

  • Supporting the National Director and Deputy Head of SIAMS through the effective use of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to enable effective scheduling of inspections, communication with inspectors, and inspection management.
  • Ensuring that school, inspector, and inspection data is collected, stored and shared in line with GDPR requirements.
  • Analysing and manipulating data to identify inspection trends and training needs and to support effective production of presentations for leadership/governance meetings.
  • Collating invoicing information to be used by finance team, including in relation to inspector claims and funding from the Department for Education.
  • Overseeing the DBS cycle for inspectors.

Quality and Standards

  • Assist the National Director and Deputy Head of SIAMS in the analysis, interpretation, reporting and presentation of data.
  • Using digital platforms to provide regular reporting on inspection data.

Building Partnerships

  • Communicating effectively with wider Church of England digital/IT teams to ensure effective CRM delivery and development in the needs of SIAMS.
  • Supporting senior staff by reporting key management metrics on a regular basis.

The Requirements



  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of GDPR requirements.
  • High proficiency in using CRM applications (such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics etc.).
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Attention to detail and able to spot trends in sets of data.


  • Managing participant/customer data accurately.
  • Producing reports and overviews of data trends/themes.
  • Track record of solving problems and designing effective solutions.

Personal Attributes:

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


  • Level 3 qualifications or equivalent.



  • Advanced data manipulation skills, including using Excel.


  • Working with a CRM system in relation to professional development activities.
  • Knowledge/experience of SIAMS.


  • 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.

As a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves..