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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Part time, term time: 10 - 15 Hours per week - Term time only

Contract type


Actual salary

£5,349 to £8,024 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

10 - 15 Hours per week - Term time only

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Music and Drama Technician to join us in September 2024.

Kendrick School is a successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in the centre of Reading. Graded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent OFSTED inspection, Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement.

The successful candidate will provide technical, administrative and operational support to the Music and Drama Department during the school day and at after school productions and events. The role would include setting up and maintaining equipment and resources ready for practical lessons, helping students access equipment, resources and specialist software and assist the smooth running of performances, events and workshops.

Experience as a Technician is not essential, but applicants must have a passion for music and drama, be able to read music, and welcome becoming part of an experienced team dedicated to the creative education of young people. An A Level or BTEC Level 3 in Music Technology and/or experience of lighting and sound for performances is desirable but not essential.

The successful candidates will enjoy working as part of a team and in a school community and should be capable of working with the minimum of supervision. The 10-15 hours would be worked over a week to fit timings of lessons and extra-curricular activities, such as concerts and drama productions.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community. We can offer you:

  • Friendly, welcoming and supportive colleagues.
  • A student body that is motivated and engaged.
  • Training and development.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Access to our swimming pool and fitness/welcome initiatives.
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

The recent Ofsted report, November 2022 stated: “The Kendrick Pledge emphasises friendship, kindness, respect, equality, tolerance and justice, and these values underpin all that the school achieves. Pupils flourish in this exceptionally caring and inclusive learning environment. Secure, trusting relationships between staff and pupils ensure pupils feel very well supported and safe here. In turn, pupils’ excellent behaviour and impeccable manners make Kendrick a very special place to be”.

What the school offers its staff

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the school website or obtained by emailing aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk or visit: https://www.kendrick.reading.sch.uk

CVs cannot be accepted as a method of application.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Amanda Emberson-Powney (aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk) to arrange.

Closing date: 9am Friday 21st June 2024

Interviews: week commencing 24th June 2024

Early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the application process early if a suitable candidate is identified.

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kendrick School

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

Kendrick School is an 11-18 selective girls’ school with academy status situated in the centre of Reading. Kendrick has an impressive record of the highest academic standards and achievements and is acknowledged as being one of the very best state schools in the country; it is a centre of excellence for girls’ education and an outstanding school. Year on year Kendrick has been acknowledged for being in the top 5% of schools in the country in terms of progress of students between KS2 and KS4, using the Progress 8 measure.

Arranging a visit to Kendrick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk.

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