Food Technology Technician
Salary: H3 Pt 5-6 £21,575 - £21,968 plus fringe allowance £951 pro rata
Actual Salary: £10,984 to £11,175 per annum including fringe
21 hours per week, Term Time only plus 5 INSET days, Permanent
Required for October 2023
Rickmansworth School is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with around 1540 students on roll, increasing to around 1575 students over the next year. Academic results are strong at KS4 and KS5 with the vast majority of students securing their first choice university destinations.
The School is in a very strong, stable financial position with over £6M recently spent on school expansion including a new Sixth-form centre, performing arts theatres and an Innovation & Design Centre. The School is also supported extremely well by a fantastic PTA and Foundation. Our outstanding staff well-being programme includes access to our fitness suite and swimming pool, flu vaccinations and complimentary eye tests. Our students enjoy learning and are an absolute pleasure to teach. We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life. The School’s admissions criteria gives preference to staff members’ children (as there is a demonstrable skill shortage for this post, the successful candidate could apply for a priority admission place for their own child).
We are seeking to recruit a Food Technology Technician to join our exceptionally resourced Food and Innovation and Design department. The successful candidate will work closely with teaching staff to deliver lessons by providing support in the department, preparing and maintaining equipment and resources for demonstration or use by students. The successful candidate will be a strong team player with a positive attitude to working with both students and staff.
Experience in a similar role within the education sector is preferable but training will be given to candidates with the suitable skill set obtained in other sectors.
We can offer you:
Excellent CPD opportunities
A school rated Good by Ofsted where students’ behaviour is exemplary
A professional working environment where teamwork is highly valued
A partially-selective school with a focus on academic achievement (Progress 8 in 2022 was +0.53 and similar expected in 2023)
Admission criteria where preference is given to staffs’ children
A school which invests heavily in the future with £6M recent school expansion and strong ongoing financial support from our Foundation and PTA
A hugely talented and cohesive support staff
An outstanding wellbeing programme offering:
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are required for only shortlisted candidates to conduct online searches about an applicant as part of our shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023 in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. On signing the declaration on application you will be agreeing to the acknowledgement that such searches will be conducted as part of
the shortlisting process.
Deadline for applications: 08:00 Friday 22 September 2023
Interviews: W/C 25 September 2023
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.
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