Senior Food Technician

Upper Shirley High School, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 7QU

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  • Start date details

    December 2022

  • Closing date

    29 November 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

£13,492-£15,660 (FTE £25,927-£30,094)

What skills and experience we're looking for

If you are seeking an authentic experience in a progressive and award-winning school, then consider this your personal invitation to USH. We are a heavily oversubscribed community school which proudly and successfully delivers values-led education. We are known for our excellent career progression routes and we attract professionals who are willing to contribute to our sustained success whilst embracing our family ethos. Ofsted (Oct 2019) said ‘Both staff and pupils are proud of the inclusive nature of the school.’

Do you enjoy variation and have a passion for cookery and education?

We are advertising for a new part-time Senior Food Technician to form a job-share with our existing senior technician.

We are looking for someone with energy and drive to provide, maintain and manage the necessary resources and information required to enable safe and engaging practical activities. Duties are varied to include the preparation and cleaning of materials/resources and giving practical support during lessons to teachers and students.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who displays these qualities:

  • Flexible, hardworking and able to enjoy working in a busy and ever-changing school environment
  • Enjoys working with young people and able to establish a positive rapport with them and other adults
  • A natural organiser, able to multi-task and prioritise their workload
  • Patient, calm and able to work under pressure

Does this sound like you? If so, please apply.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • An open and honest professional culture and learning community
  • A dedicated team, who place students at the heart of everything
  • Amazing students who are proud to be part of the school
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes.
  • In-house Teaching School.
  • An individual induction programme supported by a mentor.
  • Networking groups for Teachers, Business Managers, Site Teams and IT staff.
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement for staff working 52 weeks per year which increases with length of service.
  • Free eye tests up to the value of £25 for users of VDU equipment and contribution up to the value of £60 towards the purchase of glasses specifically for the use of display screen equipment (where all conditions are met).
  • Opportunity to become a school workplace Health and Wellbeing representative, meeting with other schools on a termly basis and feeding into the Health and Wellbeing strategy.
  • Access to the Trust Health and Wellbeing pages.
  • Access to a staff benefits portal through Sodexo and Portsmouth payroll.
  • Free confidential telephone and face to face counselling for staff and family members.

The successful applicant will be welcomed and supported in our friendly environment where we have a passion for learning.

Further details about the role


The Jefferys Education Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Education Trust. At the Hamwic Education Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education.

We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people.

We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders.

Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.

Commitment to safeguarding

All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Upper Shirley High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
987 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Upper Shirley High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@ushschool.org.

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