Art, Photography, Design and Technology Technician, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 9RH

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

The Altius TrustSimonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 9RH

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Hours of work will be 35 hours per week from 8.30am to 4.10pm, term time only. NJC Grade 5, SCP22. Full time equivalent salary is £21,074 per annum. Actual salary for term time only working is £17,703 per annum.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in developing the outstanding Art, Photography, Design and Technology provision at our award winning school, Manchester Enterprise Academy. 

We are seeking an experienced Technician to support our Art, Photography, Design and Technology teachers and students at key stages 3 and 4. You will be passionate about these subject areas and education and committed to securing excellent outcomes for our students. The departments also offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and a desire to be involved with this is extremely important. 

The primary role will be to prepare Art, Photography and DT practical lessons and resources and provide technical support to enhance the delivery of the curriculum. The successful candidate will support the classroom teacher in lessons by assisting students with practical work and supporting project work for various Key Stages and examinations. You will also be required to undertake a Health & Safety role for and maintenance of machinery for the department. The successful applicant will be required to carry out general clerical duties such as filing, processing of orders and stock maintenance. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is a willingness to undertake training as required for the role.

The Altius Trust is a multi-academy educational trust with an ongoing commitment to opening and running academies with a high level of achievement in the Manchester area. Our Trust Partners include some of the most successful and innovative companies in the UK, all of whom have a strong commitment to Manchester. Their involvement in the Trust underlines their commitment to developing the young people of the city, and their recognition that to recruit excellent leaders from local families they have to be committed to their development prior to them becoming employees.

Our flagship school, Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) in Wythenshawe, was winner of Secondary School of the Year (2015-16) and Healthy Living Award (2016-17) at the MEN Schools Awards, as well as being shortlisted for a national TES award in the category of ‘Community Collaboration’ for our mentoring project with Lloyds Banking Group. MEA was described in a glowing 2015 Ofsted report as ‘A vibrant community that treats you like family (and) a good school that has improved students’ achievement significantly year on year’. 

MEA Central opened to 210 Year 7 students in September 2017 and will grow year on year until we are full in 2022. We are defined by our mission, ‘A Fantastic Future for All', we care about helping students to be their best and know the only way to do this is through academic achievement, character development and strong pastoral support. 

As a Trust, we are committed to recruiting talented and passionate staff who are central to all of our achievements and are the driving force behind our dedication to provide a “Fantastic Future for All”.  Ofsted stated, “Staff are extremely positive about all aspects of the school and are making a substantial difference to the lives of the young people.” 

The induction of new colleagues and their continual professional development are strengths of the Trust, we provide high quality coaching for all of our staff. 

Our vision of a fantastic future for all our students is easy to understand but complex to achieve as the future evolves so rapidly around us. Our students have to adapt in order to build themselves a secure and resilient future.  Our vision underpins all we do, and our starting point is excellent academic results. 

Please find attached the Job Description and further information is available below about our Trust, MEA and MEA Central. Please apply through TES. Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage.    

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 22 June 2018. The role will be to start as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer.   

The Altius Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful appointments are subject to receiving satisfactory employment checks including references and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.      



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Manchester Enterprise Academy, Simonsway, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 9RH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 499 2726
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