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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours, 39 weeks

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 4 £24,294 to £26,421

Pay scale

Grade 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent)

ICT literate

Ability to use complex scientific equipment and materials safely and effectively

Awareness of professional development needs for both the short and medium term.

Organisational Skills

Be able to promote high standards of behaviour and discipline with all pupils in the school and to have a strong public presence

Good oral and written communication skills

Ability to plan and prioritise a range of regular and irregular tasks within set deadlines

The ability to relate in a friendly and appropriately assertive way to staff and pupils

Methodical approach

Self motivated

*The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and pupils and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential to this role

Experience of working with and maintaining relevant Science equipment used to teach up to A level standard

Experience of working with ICT

Experience of working in a laboratory environment

Experience of working in a supportive role to management

Proven track record of organisational and administrative ability

Be able to manage a demanding workload and meet deadlines

Commitment to personal professional development

Enjoy working cooperatively with colleagues and be supportive

Good at working both independently and as part of a team

Good at problem solving

Hardworking and committed

Enthusiasm for science

Methodical, well organised and able to prioritise

Attention to detail and willingness to learn

What the school offers its staff

Reasons to join Mercia School:

  • Outstanding School - Mercia is one of a small number of schools that is graded as outstanding. You will have access to sector-leading practice
  • Team - You will join an ambitious, talented and positive team of leaders and staff.
  • Support - Leaders and teachers have fantastic initial and on-going support to fulfil their roles. Senior Leaders work hard to support teachers and ensure their time is protected.
  • Exceptional behaviour - Pupils at Mercia behave impeccably. We believe teachers should be able to teach and pupils should have an appetite to learn. Our centralised and consistent behaviour systems improve wellbeing for all.
  • Workload - We remove all unnecessary tasks that take time away from supporting pupil learning. We have reduced data and administration tasks. Teachers have lower contact ratios compared to most schools, so they have more time to prepare great lessons. Teacher time is focussed on teaching and supporting pupils throughout the day.
  • Time - We have a longer school day which is designed to support pupils and staff. Within this time all pupils receive great lessons, access a full enrichment programme and undertake homework in assisted 'self -study
  • Professional Development - All staff receive an exceptional induction, and consistent on-going support and CPD. You will work alongside exceptional colleagues.
  • High retention - Staff retention is high as staff are happy and proud of their school. They have a good work life balance and have a sense of belonging. We are all driven and motivated by our mission.
  • Family Dining - Family dining is special. We all eat together as a family and collectively show gratitude to our community. Teachers are catered for free of charge.
  • Enrichment - Teachers teach and lead pupils in their areas of interest or expertise outside of the 'normal' curriculum. Teachers offer sport, STEM, music, drama, the arts and much more. Strong relationships are built and forged in these moments.

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 Mercia School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
912 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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