Science Technician

New Rickstones Academy, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC8816905-367S Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: £19,972.28 - £20,642.50 + Benefits
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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£19,972.28 - £20,642.50+ AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

September 2024 Start

New Rickstones Academy is graded 'Good' (November 2023) and has a state of the art building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff. A new building opened in September 2022 providing additional technology, science, IT and general teaching rooms. From September 2022, our PAN increased from 180 to 240 and we are now oversubscribed. Science is a vital part of our curriculum at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 and we are the only Sixth Form provider in Witham.

The science department has grown and is in a strong position to provide the best science education for our students. It's an exciting time to join as we expand our team, resources and student opportunities. We're a friendly and supportive team who boast a wide range of expertise and experience levels. The department aims to inspire curiosity and an enjoyment of learning by providing the knowledge and skills to question, investigate and analyse the world around us.

We are looking for a Science Technician to support classroom teachers in the raising of standards and achievement of the Science department. This role will be supporting 9 science teachers across 7 labs and 2 prep rooms. You will prepare resources, equipment and assist with practical lessons and undertake cleaning to maintain high standards.

You will be a fast learner and able to organise your workload, working to deadlines under pressure. You will have good IT skills. plus excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a busy and varied role.

This role is 37 hours per week, term time plus one week holiday working.

If this advert, our website, and the job description sound of interest to you, please contact Nicky Giles, Senior Science Technician, for an informal discussion or to arrange a tour - ngiles@newrickstonesacademy.org.

Closing date: 30th June 2024

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they've ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

AET Staff Benefits

Career development and training: AET offers a wide range of statutory and developmental training to help you succeed in your career.

Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

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. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Information about the School

New Rickstones Academy is a secondary school based in Witham. This is an exciting time to join New Rickstones Academy as we continue to expand. Over the last 8 years, student numbers have more than doubled, leading to oversubscription and the addition of a new building in September 2022 to accommodate the growing demand. We maintained our 'Good' OFSTED rating in 2023. Whilst learning is our core aim, mutual respect and fantastic working relationships between students and staff is what makes New Rickstones Academy what it is, and makes me proud to be Principal.

New Rickstones Academy is a great place to work with modern facilities and a friendly and supportive staff team. The academy is proud to boast high staff retention and development. We have an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme to further develop our excellent staff. If you are considering a role at New Rickstones Academy, please arrange a visit and come and see the academy for yourself.

About the Trust

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national family of schools comprising 57 primary, secondary and special schools in England supporting each other to deliver our mission of providing an excellent education to every child, in every classroom, every day.

We employ over 4,000 people across the country, each committed to ensuring that every child receives their entitlement to a high level education. We have a dedicated recruitment team to place teachers and support staff within schools they will thrive in and encourage career development opportunities.

Every decision we make is with students’ learning and interests at the forefront of our minds. Our schools dedicate focused time on formal academic learning with plenty of support for students’ wellbeing - as well as making sure there is time for some fun, too!

Benefits

  • Career development and training
  • Great pension
  • Healthcare cashback and helpline
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free financial advice
  • Salary advances
  • Affordable loan scheme
  • Electric car and bike schemes
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Travel and leisure scheme

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here. We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.

To find out more about AET please click here.

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

Laurence Johnson
Conrad Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 2SD
Telephone: 01376 515 756
Email: ljohnson@academiesenterprisetrust.org

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