We seek to recruit the very best support staff to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of our School. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a technician with a good background in science and experience of working in a school or laboratory. The successful candidate will work as a member of a team of three technicians providing specialist technical support to the Science Faculty consisting of eight laboratories over two floors. The role will include the preparation, setting up and clearing away of apparatus, equipment, materials and solutions as required by teaching staff to support Biology, Physics, and Chemistry lessons for KS3 to KS5 pupils (Years 7 to 13). The post is for 22.5 hours per week, term time only, plus INSET days, plus approximately two weeks to be worked during school holidays (41 weeks per year) and will commence as soon as possible. The salary offered for this part-time post will be Local Government Grade 5, points 11-14, approximately £11,880 to £12,607 (full time currently £21,748 to £23.080 per annum). For the right exceptional candidate, Grade 6 points 15-20, approximately £12,859 to £14.198 (full-time currently £23,541 to £25,991) will be considered as will working 30 hours per week.
The successful candidate will be qualified to A-level standard in science subjects and be proficient with IT. They will possess excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. The post would ideally suit someone with experience of working in a secondary school, keen to develop skills and continually familiarise themselves with laboratory specific guidance, best practice and Health and Safety requirements.
Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.
Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our excellent support staff show high levels of commitment to the School and work hard to manage all non-teaching aspects of school life effectively. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.
Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.
If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and a separate letter of application explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome. Further details can be found in our Letter to Applicants - please see job specific documents.
Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 11 October 2021
Informal visits to the School are encouraged. To arrange a visit or for more information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager. This post is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Sir Thomas Rich's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Disclosure of any criminal convictions and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.