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: 22/07/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: to be advised  

Job Description

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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

Message from Damian Lee, Head of Academy

This is an exciting time to be joining the Academy. We have built on the success of our Good OFSTED rating last year and have seen great improvements in the quality of teaching and learning throughout all areas of the school. This was confirmed in 2019 by our best ever results with English and Maths securing 76% of their students a grade 4 or above, making us one of the most improved schools in the country.

Over the last 4 years the academy has seen a huge increase in student numbers with number of students on roll more than doubling. Staff numbers have also increased and the academy is proud to boast high staff retention rates. Staff development is a priority with an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program to further develop our excellent staff.

If you are looking at roles at New Rickstones Academy I would strongly encourage you to arrange a visit to see the academy for yourself.

Staff benefits include: BHSF Cash Health Plan Network Benefits (discounts at high street and online retailers) Pension Scheme (Local Government / Teachers Pensions) Discounted membership at local leisure centres/gyms Modern, state of the art building with fantastic facilities Restaurant (catering by CucinA) Free tea and coffee Free car parking

As an Investors in People organisation staff development is a high priority and we offer a flexible professional development programme for both teaching staff and support staff. Development is available for teachers at all stages of their career including teacher training (through School Direct), NQT and RQT annual programmes. An ITT/NQT lead ensures trainees are fully supported and mentored throughout their training year and NQT/RQT years.

Our Trust

We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust, a national network of over 60 primary, special and secondary academies. 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.

AET is an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA), delivering a wide range of apprenticeship programmes. For more information click here.

To find out more about about AET please visit https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/home.

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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