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Arts and events lead technician

Arts and events lead technician

The Grammar School at Leeds


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19 February 2018

Job overview

The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced arts and events lead technician to join our creative and performing arts department.  

The successful candidate will work alongside our other arts and events technician to share the workload in this busy role and to strengthen the creative and performing arts team. The technicians are responsible for all technical aspects (audio, visual and presentational) for curricular and co-curricular events and performances as required by the school. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a thriving school and contribute to the significant amount of shows, concerts and events organised in the busy school calendar, alongside day to day support for teaching departments, information evening assemblies and exams.  

You will be responsible for providing technical support for classes in music and drama; supporting with staging construction, conducting recordings (audio and visual) and organising a student technical team.  

This role also carries an extra responsibility allowance as lead technician which includes overseeing and allocating the work requirements of the team, managing the annualised hours efficiently and reviewing workload and progress.   

Hours of work: The hours of work required are 1330 hours per year on an annualised hours contract, typically 8.30 am to 4 pm, Monday Friday, however there are requirements for the post holder to work flexibly during busy periods when events are on, which will involve working evenings and occasionally on a weekend. (This contract is therefore based on a typical 35 hours per week, term time plus 15 days to be worked in school holidays).  

Salary: GS4 + M&L1 GSAL points 19-22 (£20,661 -£22,658 fte – Actual salary £17,204 - £18,867) plus M&L1 - £1044 p.a team leader allowance.

Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website. Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form.  

Closing date:  9.00 am on Monday 19 February 2018 

Interviews will be held on Friday 23 February 2018  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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About The Grammar School at Leeds

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The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is one of the leading schools in the north and traces its history back to 1552. In the last five years GSAL has twice been named North Independent Secondary School of the Year, and North Independent Secondary School of the Decade in the Sunday Times Parent Power League Table. The school aims to inspire all members of our community and to instil values of responsibility, respect and resilience in all of our pupils.

‘Be inspired’ is the ethos behind our teaching and learning at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL). We nurture all our pupils to make the most of their talents, realise their potential and develop into confident young people ready to rise to any challenge. These values have been at the heart of our school life for over four centuries.

Our history began with the foundation of Leeds Grammar School for boys in 1552. GSAL was created in 2008 following the merger of the boys’ school with Leeds Girls’ High School, founded in 1876.

GSAL provides a high quality independent education for 2,100 pupils between the ages of three and 18. The purpose built campus at Alwoodley Gates in north Leeds has excellent facilities, including the newly refurbished Lawson Library which is the oldest library in Leeds, housing over 60 000 books and, from September 2024, GSAL will be home to a state of the art performing arts centre.

GSAL is academically selective, with consistently excellent A-level and GCSE results. After merger, the school introduced the diamond model of teaching, through which pupils learn together up to age 11, then in single sex classes between Year 7 and Year 11, and come together again in sixth form lessons. Form time and extracurricular activities are mixed throughout. Class sizes are usually between 16 and 22.

Academic achievement is at the heart of a rounded education at GSAL, which offers our students personal development opportunities and broad experience beyond the classroom. We pride ourselves on a rich co-curricular programme encompassing sport, music, drama, scouts, CCF, Duke of Edinburgh, debating and much more. We offer an outdoor learning programme and a wide variety of trips at home and abroad. Our lively house system encourages students to get involved and have fun.

This success can only be achieved with committed, professional and well-qualified colleagues who are focused upon excellence in the classroom and contributions to the wider life of the school. We reward our staff with a good degree of autonomy in their teaching, outstanding learning resources and an attractive benefits package. A large school offers opportunities for CPD, career progression and leadership roles in academic, pastoral and extracurricular areas.

GSAL provides a friendly, fun and supportive working environment, while retaining high expectations of our staff and students. With our diverse student body, drawn from the city of Leeds and surrounding areas, we promote a strong sense of mutual respect, integrity and social responsibility. Colleagues and students throughout the school are active in charitable work locally and internationally.

Leeds is a thriving city which has benefited from a period of sustained economic expansion. Vibrant and friendly, with a wide range of cultural, social, sporting and leisure activities the city has something for everyone. Leeds offers you the best of both worlds - all the advantages of a modern city and Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside on the doorstep.

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