Science Technician

Maltings Academy, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC8816907-228S Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: £17,007 - 17,681 per year
Position Start Date: 02/01/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/12/2018 Midnight Date of Interviews: 14/12/2018  

Job Description

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£17,007- 17,681 pro rata. £14,743 - £15,327 actual salary

37 hours per week, 40 working weeks (term time plus non-student days plus 1 week holiday working)

Maltings Academy is graded 'Outstanding' and has a state of the art new building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike.

The Science Technician team consists of four full time staff supporting the Science Teaching Team across Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy (also in Witham) - one Senior Science Technician, one Assistant Senior Science Technician and two Science Technicians.

The successful candidates will have:

Level 3 Science qualification (A Level or equivalent)
Experience in a Science-related role
Knowledge of Health & Safety including COSHH and ESCC regulations in relation to the safe handling and storage of chemicals
Knowledge of safe working practices in relation to the handling and usage of hazardous equipment and tools
Excellent IT Skills
The hours of work are Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am-3.30pm, term time plus five non-student days plus one week holiday working). There are two compulsory induction training sessions for all new starters which take place on Mondays from 3.15pm-4.30pm.

This position is initially based at Maltings Academy. However, as we work closely with New Rickstones Academy (also in Witham), all new contracts are to work across both academies. The position is due to start as soon as possible.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for applicants who have a degree (or are studying for a degree), as you will gain experience to potentially develop a career within teaching. Two of our Science Technicians have progressed to our School Direct Teacher Training programme - for further information on this programme, please contact Jodie Day on 07825 330 257.

You can also contact Nicky Giles, Senior Science Technician for an informal discussion about the post - / 01376 512 911.

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life. Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.

Our values are:

Be unusually brave
Discover what's possible
Push the limits
Be big-hearted

We offer:

Excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within
Access to CPD to enable you to grow and develop in your role
An annual season ticket loan (where applicable)
Teachers' Pension or Local Government Pension Scheme
Something we take very seriously is staff WELLBEING. That's why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and a employee assistance programme
Discount at Witham Leisure Centre
This position is required to commence as soon as possible. Interviews are scheduled to take place Friday 14 December 2018.

Closing date: Monday 10 December 2018.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. Candidates are advised to carefully consider the Supporting Statement section of the application form, explaining clearly how they meet the requirements of the person specification. You must provide professional references with business contact information covering the past five years.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Find your remarkable, apply today:

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements. Please visit our website for further details.

Information about the School

Maltings Academy in Witham, Essex is oversubscribed and graded Outstanding by Ofsted. A state of the art new building offers fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike.

Benefits of working at New Rickstones include: - BHSF Health Cash Plan - BHSF Network Benefits - Childcare Vouchers - Talent Referral Scheme (incentive paid to new employee and referrer) - Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension - Discounted membership at Witham Leisure Centre and other local centres within the Fusion group - Referral Scheme - Excellent catering provided by CucinA - Free tea and coffee - Free car parking - 3 days of CPD may be completed as twilight sessions/overtime to shorten term times - School Direct Teacher Training with excellent support for Teacher Trainees and NQTs

As an Investors in People organisation, we have been very successful at developing teachers and leaders with progression both within and beyond the academy. A number of support staff have also progressed to undertake their teacher training with us and have moved on to teaching roles.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Karen Lawson
Maltings Academy
Spinks Lane, Witham
Essex, CM8 1EP
Telephone: 01376 512 911 x1325

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