Science Technician

New Rickstones Academy, Witham
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Job Ref No. ECC8816905-175S Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: £16,293
Position Start Date: 03/09/2019 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/07/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: to be advised  

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Inspire their Remarkable

Science Technician

September 2019

New Rickstones Academy are seeking to appoint a Science Technician. 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 8-4 and Friday 8-330pm, 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 315-430pm. This position is initially based at New Rickstones Academy. However, as we work closely with Maltings Academy (also in Witham), all new contracts are to work across both academies.

The position is due to start on 3 September (or as soon as possible after this date). 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 previous Science Technicians have progressed to our School Direct Teacher Training programme and teaching positions with us.

Maltings Academy is graded 'Outstanding' and has a state of the art new building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike. Staff benefits include a Health Cash Plan and Local Government Pension Scheme. Staff also receive a discount at Witham Leisure Centre.

For further information on this position please contact Nicky Giles, Senior Science Technician, for an informal discussion about the post -ngiles@newrickstonesacademy.org

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.

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It's what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you'll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we're inspiring.

We offer:

More training and development, so you can get better at what you do- Varied and stretching continuous professional development opportunities.
More support for you and your loved ones- A health cash plan, employee loans and savings scheme, discounted gym membership and employee assistance programme.
More technology so you can make more impact- G Suite for Education embedded throughout. Collaborative cloud technology gives you access to the latest tools, when and where it suits you. More tech enabled classrooms mean less time spent on admin and more time teaching.
More reward- A generous and flexible Local Government Pension scheme for support staff.
More possibilities- To inspire children to find their remarkable.
Closing date: Wednesday 17 July 2019.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Come inspire their remarkable with us, apply today by clicking the 'apply button'.

Information about the School

At New Rickstones Academy (NRA), there is an underlying vision based on a culture of high expectation and achievement within a caring community. The academy has an approach based on the fundamental principles of delivering excellence in learning and teaching and driving up achievement and attainment. All staff encourage creative, responsive and effective approaches to learning and teaching across all Key Stages to ensure a continuous and consistent Academy-wide focus on students’ achievement and development in all areas, not just academic.

Since gaining Academy status, NRA has made dramatic progress and in 2009, it was named as ‘the most improving school in Essex’ and one of the top improving academies in the country. The Academy is well equipped and benefits from modern, state of the art facilities in a new building opened in 2012.

As the sponsor, the AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.

Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Criminal Records Disclosure at Enhanced Level will be required for all posts.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

HR Department
Conrad Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 2SD
Telephone: 01376 515 756
Email: hr@newrickstonesacademy.org

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