We are seeking to appoint a technician who believes in excellence. In line with our specialism you will help actively drive the subject both within and outside of the curriculum. We are committed to making science engaging, stimulating and valued and we have an ethos which leaves no student left behind. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of practical science skills, ideally including preparing chemicals and chemistry procedures, and will have worked in an academic environment recently (preferably a secondary school).
We hope that the application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.
We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.
The Science subjects are extremely popular with our students, as well as generous timetabling in Key Stage 3 and GCSE classes, we have multiple classes for each science at AS and A level, and also have STEM activities running after school.
Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold, reaccredited in April 2017, as well as a Commitment Award from the London Healthy Workplace Charter), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We offer internal and external training throughout the year, as your professional development is important to us. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits including a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch.
How to apply
Please use “Quick Apply” from TES to submit your application for this post; we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Monday 24th February 2020 at 12:00 and the interview date is Tuesday 3rd March 2020. It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the candidate specification in their supporting statements.
If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting employment with the Academy
Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment
Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.
If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.