The David Ross Education Trust is recruiting for an Art and Textiles Technician. This role at Lodge Park Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.
See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
About the role
The Lodge Park Art department is a highly successful and creative part of the academy and regarded as the Arts Hub of the David Ross Academy Trust. We have an aspirational ethos which delivers impressive levels of excellence to ensure continuing success for all students.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Technician to be an integral part of our creative team. You will assist with setting up lessons, curating and maintaining our art gallery, organizing equipment and resources, maintaining sewing machines and general classroom assistance as directed Department.
You will have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team or independently as required. First-class administrative and organisational skills are essential.
19.5 hours per week, term time only, permanent role.
Salary & Benefits
· NJC11-13 (15,807-£16,491 FTE) pro rata for hours worked
· Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
Who we are looking for
- GCSEs English and Maths at A*-C or level 2 equivalent
- Proactive and flexible with a "Can do" attitude
- Positive approach to problem solving
- Resilient with the ability to take part in change which has a positive impact on students
- Commitment to and/or experience of working with children and young people
- Committed to working co-operatively with young people and adults; able to communicate sensitively, imaginatively and effectively with them
- Ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders (Governors/suppliers etc.)
- Ability to communicate effectively with parents to represent the school positively and feed back information as appropriate
- Ability to organise own work and be self-motivated
- Excellent user of ICT
- Able to form good relationships with students and parents as well as good working relationships with colleagues
- Able to demonstrate a sympathetic attitude when required
- Highly motivated and hard working
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
To apply for the position, please submit your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 December 2017, quoting reference 752.
Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.