Performing Arts Technician

Hazel Grove High SchoolStockport

About Us

The Laurus Trust is a highly successful and growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England, with Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS), the founder school, at its centre. Our vision is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.

All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey, 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends.

Due to continued growth and success, The Laurus Trust is looking to appoint a pro-active and dedicated Performing Arts Technician – you will be based at our Hazel Grove High School, but will provide support across several of our schools within the Trust. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Laurus Trust family, and to play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Trust. Support staff work tirelessly to ensure all services run smoothly and efficiently, enabling our teaching staff to focus on delivering an outstanding education for our students.

Main Responsibilities

  • To deliver high quality support and technical production services for drama, music and other performance activities across Laurus Trust schools, including the creating and editing of video content to promote key messages and assist digital learning.
  • Provide set design and stage construction support for shows, workshops, exams, performances and promotional events across the Trust.
  • Support the teaching and delivery of all courses and performances in Laurus Trust schools’ Performing Arts Departments including GCSE and A Level Music and Drama.
  • Be responsible for the organisation and recording of presentations and performances and video editing for examination and moderation purposes and the transfer to suitable media for playback and to create an archive of students’ work.
  • Working with our Marketing team, produce and edit engaging, high quality video content to promote key messages and ethos from Trust schools.
  • Create video content in conjunction with teachers to enhance our educational offer and communication with all stakeholders.
  • Assist in the production of livestream broadcast and events and uploading content to Laurus Trust websites and channels.
  • Remain abreast of new developments and innovations in technology and software.
  • Assist with the sourcing, ordering and creation of resources, ensuring that the most cost effective options are explored and financial procedures are followed.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Travel to other schools will form part of the role, so a full/clean Driving Licence is essential
  • Must possess a good knowledge of stage lighting and sound, video recording and editing, music technology and audio-visual equipment
  • Must possess at least 1 year’s experience creating and producing video content
  • Experience in storyboarding, directing and planning straightforward shoots and the ability to use lighting, video and audio systems is essential
  • Experience of mentoring young people in the use of technical equipment would be ideal
  • Sound educational background including GCSE’s in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent

Employee Benefits

We offer a wide range of employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their well-being. These include:

  • A Health and Wellbeing strategy including targeted Health Promotion Initiatives, Wellbeing App and a commitment to have a trained Mental Health First Aider in every school
  • A proactive approach to flexible working – we are a family friendly organisation
  • Subsidised nursey in Cheadle Hulme
  • Children of Staff have priority in the admissions oversubscription process (subject to availability)
  • Pension scheme with excellent employer contributions
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Staff development programme and investment in professional qualifications
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Free Flu jabs

Core Behaviours

At the Laurus Trust, it is not just about what we do but also about how we do it. Our core behaviours detailed below provide guidance on the expectations we have of our staff. It is essential that any employee joining the Trust is able to demonstrate some or all of these behaviours on a regular/daily basis:

  • Adaptable - Open to change, to be flexible
  • Courageous - Willing to speak up, offer ideas, challenge the norm
  • Hard Working - Strong work ethic, prepared to go the extra mile
  • Inclusive - Treat others fairly and equally
  • Engaged - Involved/absorbed in your work, participate at all times
  • Value - Add value to your role, your team and the Trust
  • Enquiring - Have an enquiring mind, curious, improve and find solutions
  • Motivated - Pro-active, wanting to achieve goals, willingness to try, can do attitude
  • Encouraging - Giving/offering support and confidence to others, working together
  • Navigator - Providing guidance, leading when necessary
  • Tenacious - Perseverance, never giving up, whatever it takes

Applying to the Laurus Trust

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Candidate Information Pack or visit

Please note: an application form must be completed as CV’s will not be accepted.

Disability Confident Committed

The Laurus Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities.

If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 485 7201 or via e-mail at;

Closing Date: Friday 15th January 2021 at 9.00am

Interview Date: Friday 22nd January 2021

The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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