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Job Ref No. ECC4007-307 Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: £15,008 to £15,595
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/04/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Science Technician

Band 2 to mid point

Actual Salary £15,008 - £15,595 inc outer fringe

35 hours per week, term time only plus non pupil days

A vacancy has arisen for a confident and self-motivated person to assist in the running of the Science department and to provide full technician support to teaching staff, particularly in the preparation and cleaning/clearing of lesson materials.

The James Hornsby School is a well-resourced and progressive school. If you have an aptitude for Science, a flexible and pro-active work ethic, a sense of fun and enjoy working as part of a team we can offer you a stimulating and very rewarding working environment. Assisting with the provision of a first class, efficient and effective support to our school community must be a key priority for the successful candidate.

A good standard of education and an aptitude for Science is desirable. In addition, you will need to have patience, resilience, exceptional organisational skills and enjoy working with young people. You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a positive approach to working effectively to promote the school and our students.

CVs alone will not be accepted. CV's submitted via an agency will not be considered.

Closing date: Midday, 17th April 2020

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The James Hornsby School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure

The James Hornsby School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust

Information about the School

The James Hornsby School, is a successful school with Investors in People Gold status, which can offer students the opportunity to reach their full potential in a supportive and caring environment. Our students are proud of their school and enjoy so many different parts of school life including trips, visits and many other activities both in and outside of the normal school day.

We believe that it is essential that we work in partnership with the students, parents/carers and both local and international communities to enable our students to be prepared for their future lives. Our school motto, 'Together We Excel' reflects this belief. Staff at The James Hornsby School work incredibly hard, along with Governors and Parents, to ensure we offer the best educational opportunities possible.

The James Hornsby School is a forward thinking school, continually looking for new ways to provide the best learning environment and learning opportunities for our students. We are at the centre of the local community and open our doors outside of the normal school day to support learning and recreational opportunities in the local community. We are aiming for excellence and we invite you to come and see for yourselves.

Quotes from our May 2016 Ofsted report: "This school is well led. The Headteacher and leaders have worked with determination to create a culture where pupils share a 'lifelong love of learning' and achieve their best". "School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance."

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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Contact Information

Leigh Christensen
Leinster Road
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5NX
Telephone: 01268 582400