Rugby Free Secondary School (RFSS) is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2016. The school is growing at an exponential rate and has already proved very popular with parents. RFSS benefits from the backing of a highly supportive local authority and the local MP who both also supported the establishment of our sister school, Rugby Free Primary School, which opened successfully in September 2015.
This appointment is a technical position supporting the Director of Learning with the smooth running of the department. The successful appointee will be required to work closely with Art, Design and Technology staff, supporting with preparing resources and helping to maintain high standards of teaching and learning across the department.
Key duties and responsibilities
- To maintain equipment and materials in the Art and Design and Technology.
- To manage the storage of materials, equipment and student work.
- To prepare specialist materials and equipment for use in lessons.
- To assist with reprographics and IT administration.
- To be responsible for Art and Design and Technology departmental displays and the preparation, mounting and installation of student work around the School.
- To be responsible for all ordering under the guidance of the Director of Learning.
- To complete documentation and maintain computerised/manual records associated with equipment and training within the Art and Design and Technology department.
- To check incoming deliveries, to unpack and distribute as necessary.
- To review the inventories of resources.
- To carry out regular safety checks of all Design and Technology, and Art based equipment, recording faults and action taken in liaison with Health and Safety advisor.
- To keep up to date with Health and Safety regulations and with developments in practical Art and Design and Technology.
Qualifications and skills
- Art, Design and Technology based training would be beneficial but not essential
- Skills in practical multi-tasking and practical problem solving
- Woodworking skills would be an advantage (making picture frames, hanging pictures etc)
- Excellent communication skills and ability to build effective working relationships with staff and management at all levels
- A driving licence and the ability to drive a minibus an advantage (but not essential)
- Basic computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be expected
Health & Safety
- Ensure that statutory safety regulations and safe practice is complied with
- Follow all H&S policies and procedures to ensure relevant regulations such as COSHH are adhered to and observed
- Undertake all risk assessments ensuring they are signed off and up to date
- Replenish First Aid kits and eye wash bottle/tubing in every lab
- Maintenance and security of the chemical stores & radioactive sources including the appropriate storage and handling of all materials
- Disposal of waste products in accordance with the relevant regulations, guidelines and school procedures
- To undertake any other duties deemed appropriate for this, or similar pay grade. The nature of the duties and responsibilities may change from time to time
- To take responsibility for personal continuing professional development.
- To take part, as appropriate, in the Trust professional development programme.
- To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process.
- To evaluate own personal performance through self-evaluation and learn from the effective practice of others and from evidence.
- To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders.
- To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy
- To identify children who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
- To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child
- To protect children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
General responsibilities of all Rugby Free Secondary School Staff:
- To support the Trust’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for the personal and academic growth of students.
- Individuals have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people they are responsible for or come into contact with. Part of this responsibility involves the checking of visitor identification at the point of school entry and the issuing of relevant safeguarding information
- To ensure all tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety
- To remain confidential at all times
- To adhere to the ethos of the school
- To promote the agreed vision and aims of the school
- To set an example of personal integrity and professional conduct
Rugby Free Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
If you feel that you could bring further impetus to our drive to improve the provision for our students and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to take us forward in this exciting curriculum area then please get in touch.
To arrange a visit to school or an informal discussion with the Director of Learning for Art, Design & Technology, please call Mrs Baljit Mander, the Headteacher’s PA on 01788 222060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time.
Closing date for applications: Friday 17th January 2020
Interview date: w/c 20th January 2020
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. LT2 is always happy to receive speculative applications from excellent teachers and support staff.
This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.