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The de Ferrers Academy - Science Technician

Role:

Science Technician

Salary:

DFT Grade 3 - £19,312.00 - £19,698.00 (Pay Award Pending)

Pro-rata - £16,696.10 - £17,029.81 for the hours advertised

Hours:

37 hours at 39.2 weeks, Term Time plus INSET days.

Contract Type:

Permanent

Start Date:

ASAP

 

           The de Ferrers Academy

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL

The de Ferrers Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Following on from 10 years as a specialist Technology College, de Ferrers became an Academy in January 2011. It has grown into a large, split-site, co-educational institution catering for the full range of students from ages 11-18. In 2015 de Ferrers became the first school of The de Ferrers Trust (a Multi Academy Trust).

Excellent funding has allowed the Academy to enhance resources and equipment and widely promote the use of new technologies. There are digital projectors and flat screen TVs in all curriculum areas with over 500 computers and laptops across all sites.

From October 2012, the Academy became the first school in Staffordshire to provide all sixth form students with access to a personal 1:1 iPad for use in lessons and at home. Currently, all students in Years 9  to 13 (Trent and Sixth Form Campuses) have their own iPad, as well as all teaching staff and most support staff.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The de Ferrers Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day.

The Candidate

The de Ferrers Academy has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the Science Department.

This post offers a varied and rewarding role within the Academy, working under the guidance of senior staff providing technical support/expertise to the Science Faculty.   Duties will include:

  • Preparation of materials as directed, distribution of apparatus and clearing away equipment.
  • Setting up and trying out experiments prior to lessons, assessments and examinations.
  • Assisting staff in practical lessons, preparation of teaching aids, maintaining apparatus.
  • To deputise for the Lead Science Technician.
  • To deputise as Health & Safety representative for the Science Faculty and attend Health & Safety meetings as required.
  • To assist with Line Management of Science Technicians.

You will hold a NVQ2 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (LATA) Educational or NVQ2 School Support Staff, or other appropriate equivalent qualification or experience.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 247700.

How to Apply:

Closing date: 2nd November 2021  
Interview date: 8th November 2021 
Start date: ASAP

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website www.deferrerstrust.com or email your application to careers@deferrerstrust.com. You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 247700 and ask to speak to Sarah Wain, HR Officer.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.