Systems and Data Officer – School Inspection (SIAMS)

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Remote; occasional in-person attendance required
£31,482 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.

The school inspection (SIAMS) team manages the statutory inspection of all Anglican and Methodist schools and academies in England. It also plans and delivers training to all inspectors and implements a system of quality assurance. The team is heavily reliant on Salesforce for the storage and use of data, and all team members make use of the system daily.

The Systems and Data Officer plays a key role in the team’s work, taking the lead on Salesforce, financial transactions, and data. Whilst the team works remotely, maintaining contact with each other is a crucial aspect of our smooth working, and relationships are at the heart of the work. We aim to set an example for what SIAMS inspectors expect to see in Church schools, treating others with dignity and respect, and valuing each individual for who they are.

As Systems and Data Officer, you will take the lead in the inspection team’s interface with Salesforce in order to have accurate and usable data, and develop this data to ensure an effective service for inspectors and schools. You will use the data to schedule regular and timely school inspections.

You will enable other team members to access and use the data effectively and manage invoicing with external partners, including the Department for Education, Church of England dioceses, and inspectors.

This post will be home based with travel to London once a month for team meetings.

To arrange an informal conversation about the post, please contact

Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th May 2023.

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

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

  • Scheduling the section 48 (SIAMS) inspections of Church of England and Methodist schools and academies.
  • Taking the lead on Salesforce for all scheduling matters, as well as for inspection data storage and usage. This data relates to schools as well as to inspectors.
  • Ensuring that data is accurate and in an accessible format.
  • Enabling other members of the team, including inspectors, to understand how they need to use Salesforce to achieve what they need to do in their various and different roles.
  • Dealing with enquiries from schools and inspectors, as well as from other interested parties such as Anglican dioceses and the Department for Education.
  • Communicating with schools about their inspections, including by email and telephone.
  • Managing the team’s invoicing with the Department for Education, inspectors, and dioceses.
  • Setting up, maintaining, and developing team systems to ensure the smooth running of the work.

The Requirements



  • Good communication skills.
  • Skilled at managing/dealing with large amounts of data in both numerical and word formats.
  • Self-motivated and able to work from home.
  • Ability to be flexible when things do not go according to plan.


  • Knowledge/experience of using a customer relationship management system.
  • Use of Excel.

Personal Attributes:

  • Kind and understanding of the circumstances of others.
  • Team player.
  • Customer service manner.
  • Organised.
  • Fast learner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Pride in own work and commitment to high standards.


  • Education to at least A Level (or equivalent).


  • Able to work from home and travel to London once a month for team meetings.


  • Knowledge/experience of using Salesforce
  • Experience in invoicing and familiarity with book-keeping

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.

Find out more about working for the National Church Institutions by visiting Careers | The Church of England

NCI values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We collaborate
  • We act with integrity
  • We show compassion
  • We respect others

We welcome everyone and we accept and value people for who they are and what they contribute, treating others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves. We actively listen to and include others, encouraging and enabling everyone’s voice to be heard in discussions and decisions. When we disagree, we aim to disagree well with respect and kindness.

We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you. If there is anything we can do to support you in your application please get in touch via email to

  • As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
  • We are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.