Management and Training Officer for Church School Inspection

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Hybrid working and London
£26,954 - £28,983 per year (after probation)

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 2021) to meet the requirements of this legislation. Under SIAMS, Church schools are judged to be either Excellent, Good, Requires Improvement, or Ineffective 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?”

This is an excellent opportunity to join our National Team, supporting the implementation of an effective national inspection system and the development of a suite of training and policy documentation.

As Management and Training Officer, you will support the development and maintenance of systems. Working with the National Director and Deputy Director of SIAMS, to manage large amounts of digital information and to ensure the smooth running of SIAMS inspections and inspector training across England.

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

We are taking a flexible approach to work, with many colleagues opting for a hybrid approach to their working week, with a mixture of home and office-based working. Further details will be discussed at interview.

The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact

Interviews are expected to be held remotely on Friday 28 January​ 2022.

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, manage large amounts of digital information to schedule and ensure the smooth-running of inspections.
  • Manage data and logistics related to the work of the inspection quality assurance team, such as rotas, communication systems, and processing invoices.
  • Collate inspection reports and ensure that the SIAMS pages of the Church of England website are kept up-to-date and are user-friendly.
  • Engage with the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to access and use inspection and inspector training data.
  • Working with the National Director and Deputy Director of SIAMS, ensure the coherence and publication of a comprehensive suite of inspection policy and procedure documentation.
  • Working with the Deputy Director of SIAMS, identify inspection trends and training needs and organise new and ongoing inspector training.
  • Liaising with facilitators/trainers, ensure they are fluent with the technology being used.
  • Schedule, book, and manage the logistics of national and regional face to face and virtual meetings and events, acting as clerk when required.
  • Manage the logistics of online training for large numbers of inspectors and trainee inspectors.
  • Manage the systems and detail related to HR and DBS aspects of the work of inspectors.
  • Manage the routine administration of the work of the National SIAMS Team.

Quality and Standards

  • Liaise with the Quality Assurance Team, as necessary.
  • Create and collate inspection feedback surveys through the digital platform.
  • Help to co-ordinate quality assurance of inspections and of inspection reports.
  • Prepare regular evaluation summaries to be disseminated across the team.
  • Working with the Deputy Director of SIAMS, manage the logistics of assessed inspections for trainee inspectors.
  • Contribute to the regular identification and assessment of inspection trends for the purposes of inspector training.

Building Partnerships

  • Build strong relationships with schools, inspectors, trainers, and those involved in quality assurance, as required.
  • Reflect the values of the organisation when acting as the first point of telephone and email contact for inspectors and school leaders and delegating enquiries as appropriate.

The Requirements



  • Excellent track record of customer service and proactive 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Fast learner who is able to pick up and apply new knowledge and skills.


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

Personal Attributes:

  • Customer service orientation.
  • Flexible team worker.
  • Organised, methodical, logical approach to managing work and information.
  • 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 using CRM systems for accessing and using data.
  • 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.

Excellence, Respect, Integrity

We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

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.