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  • Job start date

    20 February 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,975.90 rising to £23,849.64, per annum prorata pay

Pay scale

grade 5 points 12-19

What skills and experience we're looking for

We require a highly organised, enthusiastic and competent professional to work as part of a high achieving and forward-thinking science department in this prestigious school. This position principally involves supporting effective teaching and learning through the preparation, set-up, operation and maintenance of equipment and resources for practical lessons in chemistry and general science.

The successful candidate will be become an integral part of a thriving chemistry department consisting of six members of teaching staff. The chemistry laboratory technician will also work as part of a team of four science technicians across the school, supporting colleagues in general science technician duties. The successful candidate must also be prepared to train as a first-aider.

A full description can be found in the attached job description.

What the school offers its staff

WHY WORK FOR US?

We offer a great opportunity to join an organisation which really lives its values. Our working environment is very inclusive and whilst you can expect to be challenged in your role, you will be supported through professional learning, treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Please see the Equality, Diversity, an Inclusion statement on our website.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: NJC scale points 12 to 19 (Bright Futures scale 5). The full-time equivalent pay is £24,496 rising to £27,852per annum. The actual pay based on the below working pattern commencing £20,975.90 rising to £23,849.64, per annum actual pay. Pay progression is linked to performance.

Working weeks: This is a great opportunity for flexible working as the role will work 38 weeks during school term time and an additional 1 week to be agreed. A total of 39 weeks.

Hours: 36.25 hours per week over 5 days.

Holidays: You will be paid for the prorate equivalent of 25 days, plus 8 public holidays. This increases to 30 days plus 8 public holidays after 5 years’ service.

Pension: Local government pension scheme. Please take a look at the website: https://www.gmpf.org.uk/ or Local Government Scheme • Local Pensions Partnership Administration (lppapensions.co.uk)

Other: We offer salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes used for travel to work and technology for personal use, through monthly interest free salary deductions. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

For a full explanation of our employment offer please see the booklet on our website:

Our-Employment-Terms-November-2022.pdf (bright-futures.co.uk)

Further details about the role

How to Apply

We can only accept completed application forms, rather than CVs. This is because the regulatory guidelines of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021), require us to check various details of job applicants and an identical application format for each candidate enables us to do this. We use a process that does not identify personal characteristics to the shortlisting panel. This is part of our commitment to equalities and diversity.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

Our application form is available online, along with the disclosure of criminal background form. The portal link is Chemistry Technician (jotform.com) . Alternatively, you can click ‘Apply Now’ on this role via the current vacancies page of our website. Please the forms by Monday 6 February 2023.

The selection process may be conducted virtually, so candidates will need access to a device with a camera and a microphone to participate. However, we will confirm this following the closing date. The selection will take place on Friday 10 February 2023. You will be notified after the closing date whether you have been shortlisted.

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About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1372 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

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