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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Full time, part time, term time: Working Hours: Term Time only 37 hours per week (39 weeks)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

G5 SCP 16–20, £23,893 - £25,119 –Pay Award Pending

Actual salary

Actual Salary: £20,826 - £21,894

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are currently looking to appoint a Science Technician to provide technician support across the school. If you have experience of working in a science/laboratory environment, can support and lead others then we would welcome an application from you.

You should be educated to NVQ 3 in Laboratory and Associated Technical activities, or other equivalent qualification/experience and the ideal applicant will have an extensive standard of practical knowledge and will be able to work constructively as part of a team. You should be self-motivated, highly organised and reliable, able to comply with instructions and safety requirements and have a dedicated work ethic.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Attend lessons and assist teaching staff with demonstration lessons and practical’s when required.
  • Set up and try out experiments before lessons, assessments and examinations to ensure that they work.
  • Prepare complex practical experiments for science practical experiments.
  • Plan and lead intervention sessions for small groups of students.
  • Support the Trust and collaborate with others in relation to science expertise.
  • Assist in the development of lessons/workplans
  • Maintenance of stock and breakage records, catalogues and user manuals.

What the school offers its staff

Fortis Academy is a very large 11-18 academy serving a local area of high-density housing in Birmingham’s outer suburbs. The Academy is the largest employer in the ward, with over 200 employees. It is part of the North Area Network of schools, one of six network regions in the city. The setting is uniquely split into a Foundation Academy and Senior Academy.

Fortis Academy’s vision is Enriching Lives. This is underpinned by the values of Character, Resilience and Aspiration. Our curriculum centres around three key areas; a rich and ambitious knowledge-based academic curriculum, a continuous attention to physical and mental well-being, with increasing use of 21st century technologies to support improved outcomes. We believe this combination will help our students lead confident, healthy, and fulfilled lives as adults and ready for the world of work.

Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

Shaw Education Trust are a thriving mix of diverse and growing schools including Primary, Secondary and Special Schools all working together to improve the lives of young people in our communities. We are sponsored by Shaw Trust a charity organisation that focuses on transforming lives. Our schools span from Birmingham to Bury, meaning that we can support students from all walks of life, no matter their background or socioeconomic status. In doing this, we can help ensure all children are able to access a high standard of education, with all being treated equally.

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)
medical
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 Fortis Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1434 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Great Barr Academy is sponsored by Shaw Education Trust. We are based in north Birmingham and have a large, diverse and vibrant community of students. We have a well-established and very successful Sixth Form.

We pride ourselves on our strong ethos which values inclusion, good citizenship, mutual respect and collaboration. We aim to provide a wide range of stimulating opportunities to expand our students’ horizons within an environment in which they feel safe and well cared for and in which they can achieve their best, develop self-confidence and flourish as individuals. We encourage the active participation of parents/carers in their children’s education; only when the school, the child and parents/carers are working together will children excel.

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