Harris Academy Merton opened in 2006 and serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form. In 2008 we achieved a grading of 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, a judgment that was repeated under the more challenging criteria in 2012. The current student roll is 1200, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next two years taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students. Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. The Academy is set in seven acres of land containing five Teaching Blocks, a Sports Hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields as well as an Administration building containing the Assembly Hall and Dining Hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.
37.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year
We are seeking to appoint a Science Technician to join our team of support staff. Working within the Science Department at Harris Academy Merton your role will be to help raise the profile of Science within the Academy. You will support staff and students by the preparation of resources, ordering of materials, maintenance of equipment and in class support within this subject area to facilitate the delivery of ‘outstanding lessons’ by teachers.
What we are looking for:
An enthusiastic, pro-active and creative person
Strong organisational skills
A good communicator with a flexible approach
Someone who you would enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities
For a full job description, please download the Candidate Information Pack on our website.
Harris Academy Merton understands the importance of a good work-life balance, and we are committed to offering our staff the option of flexible working wherever possible. We welcome applications from candidates who are looking for part-time or job sharing opportunities.
Why work at Harris Academy Merton?
An 'Outstanding' rated school - one of the most successful providers of education for young people in South London
Excellent facilities in which to teach and learn
A supportive and inspiring team, both at the Academy and across the Federation
Exceptional professional development and promotion opportunities through the Harris Federation and its Teaching School Alliance
- Generous Harris benefits and rewards package
As part of the Harris Federation of Academies you can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation with superb professional development opportunities within the Academy and the Federation. If you are committed to the learning and wellbeing of young people we welcome your application.
If you would like further information on this vacancy, please contact Janette Bragginton, PA to the Principal, on 020 8623 1022.
The closing date for this role is 9.00 am on Wednesday, 14th December 2016.
Interviews W/C 19th December 2016
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