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Job Ref No. ECC5404-581 Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: LGPS 4, Point 7-8 - Actual Salary from £21,339
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Thursday 18th July 2024  

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PHILIP MORANT SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

Pay Range: Local Government Scale 4

Actual Salary from: £21,339 - £21,698 (Points 7-8)

Start Date: 1st September 2024

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding Science Technician to join Philip Morant School and College.

Our science team has extensive facilities with separate prep rooms for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All three sciences are studied to A level and our Sigma Sixth STEM Academy engages in a wide range of trips and activities to promote a love of science in the Sixth form and all ages in the school.

This role will support the delivery of science lessons particularly in the areas of preparation and cleaning/clearing of lesson materials

  • This post is 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term time plus non-pupil days and one week of the school holidays).
  • The working pattern will be 8am - 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am - 3:30pm Friday (including a 30-minute unpaid break).

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the efficient preparation and organisation of equipment for lessons as requested on the daily 'Apparatus Request Sheet' (primarily physics lessons, but also biology and chemistry lessons as necessary)
  • Maintain safety equipment in good working order (e.g. clean goggles, replenish spill kits etc.)
  • Set up demonstrations and support teaching staff and pupils as required
  • Assist with the repair and maintenance of science equipment and fabricate small items for use in class practicals

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Full working knowledge of ICT to support learning
  • Good reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • The ability to exchange verbal information clearly and sensitively with children and adults
  • The ability to use initiative and work without direct supervision, taking responsibility for tasks
  • Understanding and can implement the school's behaviour for learning policy
  • Commitment to the safeguarding of children and following relevant policies

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Philip Morant School and College?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Excellent Local Government pension scheme
  • A Health Cash Plan
  • Free membership to Perkbox, offering discounts and savings
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care plan
  • Annual free flu vaccination
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
  • Discounted cinema tickets

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l619c8nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDU3OTI1MXwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDMyMjU0NDZ8MA%3d%3d?i=LblzpHaCL3I%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

  • Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 14th July 2024
  • Shortlisting will take place on: Monday 15th July 2024
  • Interviewing will take place on: Thursday 18th July 2024

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

We are a large secondary school in Colchester and also enjoy a thriving Sixth Form College. We are a popular School with waiting lists for every year and are proud of our strong academic record. We have an excellent and enthusiastic staff led by a strong senior leadership team and we work hard to provide an environment where every student is valued and their varying needs met. Our pastoral care is based upon a highly successful house system and ensures support both for students and parents.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

Sigma HR
Rembrandt Way, Colchester
Essex, CO3 4QS
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: pmsc.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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