Design and Technology Technician (Term time only), MEA Central, MEA Central, Lytham Road, Manchester M14 6PL

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The Altius TrustMEA Central, Lytham Road, Manchester M14 6PL

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Term time only, NJC Grade 5
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in developing the Design and Technology provision at our free school for South Manchester, Manchester Enterprise Academy Central.

We are seeking an experienced Technician to support our teachers and students at key stages 3 and 4 across Food Technology, Textiles and Graphics. The successful candidate will support the classroom teacher in lessons by assisting students with practical work and supporting project work. 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 successful applicant will be required to carry out general duties such as the  processing of orders and stock maintenance. They will be expected to keep teaching rooms and storerooms clean and tidy and undertake display when necessary. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is a willingness to undertake training as required for the role.

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.  

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.  As a Trust we are also in an exciting period of growth and development and we are currently exploring opportunities with other like minded Trusts who are fully aligned to our vision and core principles of a Fantastic Future for All. 

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’. 

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 23 June 2019 and interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

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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