Hours of work: 37 Hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time and term-time only
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing date: Friday 07 May 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Hastings Academy
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Senior Science Technician - The Hastings Academy
Do you have a passion for supporting the technical aspects within the Science Department?
We require a dedicated and experienced Senior Science Technician to join our enthusiastic team supporting our commitment to changing the life chances of our students.
Your role will primarily be to support the Head of Department in:
- Coordinating the use of practical resources within the department
- Providing technical support, assistance and guidance
- All aspects of health and safety and legalities relating to the running of the department
- Maintaining supplies and liaising with suppliers
We are looking for someone who:
- Is knowledgeable of health and safety including COSHH within a science department
- Has experience of working as a Technician within a Science Department or related experience
- Has enthusiasm, presence and authority with a positive, can-do attitude
- Is highly organised, motivated and driven to succeed
- Is a team member who will collaborate with colleagues to ensure feedback regarding students is consistent and constructive
- Since opening in 2011 The Hastings Academy has been on an exciting journey. Achieving a 'Good' Ofsted inspection in January 2018, joining now provides a fantastic opportunity to work alongside an ‘outstanding’ leadership team where parents have a high regard for the staff
‘The pupils feel valued and in turn seem to want to achieve the best they can, which is all I have ever wanted for my child’s education.’ - Parent
Our staff work tirelessly to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Immensely proud of our broad and balanced approach to learning with a curriculum that fully unlocks potential in every learner, we operate an inclusive ethos of culture and acceptance to nurture and aspire children through a love of learning.
During the most challenging of times the passion, dedication, and motivation of all our staff shines through to provide an extremely supportive and rewarding environment where everyone strives towards a coherent strategy of innovation and excellence.
About the Hastings Academy
Ofsted grade: Good (2018)
The Hastings Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16- year olds in Hastings, East Sussex. Our motto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child. We hold the Quality in Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers educations, information advice and guidance. We are renowned for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. We offer 180 student places every year, with a total capacity of 900. We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech, language and communication difficulties.
We can offer you:
- A calm, positive and innovative learning environment
- Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
About the University of Brighton Academies Trust
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.
Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values
The University of Brighton is our sponsor. We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.
Benefits we offer
We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.
We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools
The other benefits we offer include our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.
Find out more
Download the job description and person specification at the bottom of this page for more information about the role.
The role is for 37 hours per week, term time only.
The role will be paid pro rata at East Sussex County Council grade 7, point 18
To arrange an informal discussion please contact Harriet Catt, PA to Principal at the Hastings Academy on 01424 711950
To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.
We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.