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Food Technician

Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6FF
Aureus School
Part Time
£21,800 FTE (£5,209 Actual)
25th May 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
5th June 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1338355

Are you experienced in catering or food technology seeking a part time role supporting in class as a Food Technician?

Your opportunity

This rare opportunity is a great part time position providing practical support to the teacher and 11-16 yrs students studying Food Technology and  Hospitality & Catering. You will be responsible for ordering ingredients, preparing food, ensuring the kitchen equipment is prepared ready for lessons as required. You will support students during practical lessons and ensure throughout clear down at the end of sessions. This appointment will be a permanent contract for 10 hours per week, term time only. The role must be completed during the school day however the actual working pattern can be agreed at interview. The actual starting salary will be £5,209 with a full time equivalent of £21,800.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone experienced in catering or food technology to provide practical support within the Food Technology Department. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with and support young people in their learning and development; have a background of working within the food industry, understand food hygiene and will be well organised. In this varied role, you will have the opportunity to offer practical support working with small groups of students in Food Technology practical lessons, balanced with the opportunity to work alone during periods of preparation. You will have the know how to carry out cleaning and servicing of kitchen equipment in the department to ensure safety and reliability. You will be responsible for maintaining the good order and organisation of the fridges and storage facilities; and manage ordering and stock levels of food items, equipment and resources. There may also be scope to support within the Textiles department and such an opportunity can be discussed further at interview stage.

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art 11-16 co-educational comprehensive school that opened in Didcot in 2017. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire. Aureus School is a highly ambitious secondary school with a rigorous approach to academic standards. We are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. 

As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new food technology classrooms using the latest equipment enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. We are committed to providing an enhancing education where all students achieve academic success. Our inspirational and challenging curriculum allows all abilities to flourish with self-confidence to thrive. We are committed to helping every student with SEND to access a high quality education which meets their ability, interests and aspirations and which enables them to enjoy success in their learning.

We promote inclusion of all students and recognise students’ entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum whilst meeting their individual needs. We recognise that some students may require more support than others and we aim to plan accordingly. Every individual is valued, learning is enjoyed, success is celebrated and responsibility is shared enabling our students to grow into responsible, questioning citizens who play a full and active role in society.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

● Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils

● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

● Access to our highly competitive Teachers Pension Scheme

● Flexible working options

● Generous holiday allowance

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Employee wellbeing initiatives

● Access to a staff benefits portal

● Community and collaboration working model

The Details

Start date: 1st September 2023
Salary- £5,209 Actual (£21,800 Full Time Equivalent)
Closing date for applications – 4th June 2023 (Midnight)
Interview date – Mutual convenience for school and candidate


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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