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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - until August 2025

Pay scale

Grade 5: £28,345 - £30,785 per annum pro rata Approximate pro rata £19,646 - £21,337 per annum (0.69309 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

About us and the role

We are seeking a dedicated and organised individual to support our Science Department. The role involves preparing materials and equipment for science lessons, maintaining laboratories and preparation rooms, and performing general duties to assist teachers. Key responsibilities include disposing of waste materials, collecting and preparing apparatus and chemicals, arranging resources for lessons, setting up experiments, and liaising with staff on equipment use and safety. The successful candidate will ensure the smooth operation of our science facilities and contribute to an effective learning environment. Duties will be assigned by the Principal based on the department's needs.

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1232 students with a Sixth Form of 320. Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, all staff members at Avanti House School will not be required to present themselves from any specific faith background and there will be no preference given in this regard. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

Avanti House provides an extensive professional development network through the Avanti Institute including an excellent ECT and ECT plus one programme of development - Avanti Institute – Part of the Avanti Schools Trust.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

School visits are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time.

What will you do?

  • Return, repair, and construct apparatus and equipment, and handle purchasing of sundries.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of science laboratories, including cleaning sinks, benches, and floors.
  • Care for animals, insects, and plants within the department.
  • Clean safety equipment, such as goggles and fume cupboards and perform safety checks on items like Bunsen tubing.
  • Maintain and take inventory of science chemicals and equipment, advising the Head of Science on stock replacement needs.

What the school offers its staff

Why should you apply?

You will be working in a fantastic environment.

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

  • Great opportunities for professional development through the Avanti Institute and our family of schools
  • LGPS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts, Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes (Weekend Retreats, Yoga Classes and Apps)
  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

What are we looking for?

  • An ability to work creatively as an individual and as part of a team
  • Experience and excellent track record in the field of health and safety in a support role
  • A “team player”
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all young people and children

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the responsibilities and essential criteria required for this role.

Further details about the role

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Commitment to safeguarding

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

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About Avanti House School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1189 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Avanti House Secondary School is an inclusive Hindu faith school based in Harrow, open to students of all faiths.

What makes Avanti Secondary School distinctive is its values-based approach to education. This encourages students to value self, others and the environment and empowers them to be effective learners as well as good citizens. The school offers a traditional and extensive curriculum, but also offers a focused study of Ethics, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Meditation and Yoga.

In 2022 our Year 11 students gained excellent GCSE examination results with 89% of students gaining at least a Grade 4 in both their Mathematics and English qualifications. Students gained excellent results in a wide range of subjects across the curriculum and many have progressed into our Sixth Form. Our Sixth Form has grown from an initial 36 students in 2018 to over 320 this year. This highlights the quality of the teaching and learning across the school and the vast majority of the pupils studying in our Sixth Form progress onto their first choice universities and apprenticeship schemes.

A wide range of extra-curricular opportunities enable the students to develop their own characters and become outstanding citizens. Our most recent Ofsted highlights that the behaviour and attitudes shown by pupils and adults are exemplary and the provision for pupils, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional.

Avanti House Secondary School is based in a large site in Wemborough Road, Stanmore. The multi-million pound complex boasts state of the art science labs, computing rooms, design and technology workshops and classrooms that will enable students to make outstanding progress through exceptional teaching and learning. The fantastic sports and arts facilities also enable the students to excel and further develop their passions in these areas through extra-curricular activities and our successful sports teams.

Arranging a visit to Avanti House School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@avanti.org.uk.

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