Senior Science Technician

Ada Lovelace Church of England High SchoolEaling

Ada Lovelace and William Perkin Church of England High Schools, (Ealing and Greenford, West London) are seeking to appoint a

Senior Science Technician

Hours: 35 per week, term time only split between the 2 sites

Hours per week negotiable for the right candidate

Salary: Grade 5, scale points 12 – 15

Starting salary (term time only) is £22,237pa

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Interview date: Tbc w/b 8th February 2021

In the current situation we are not always able to hold in-school interviews.  We continue to welcome applications to this role, and in the first instance will arrange a phone conversation and skype interview.  If you’re interested in the role please email your application form and covering letter, and we will be in touch - we look forward to hearing from you!

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced science technician to support the setting up of the science department at Ada Lovelace Church of England High School, as we move into our new building in Ealing, West London.  Ada Lovelace currently only has students in years 7 and 8 (based at William Perkin School until summer 2020).  During the academic year 2020-2021 hours would be shared between the two schools as Ada Lovelace is growing in numbers.

The main purpose of the role is to lead the development of technical and practical support at Ada Lovelace School and support the Science teaching programme at both Ada Lovelace and William Perkin schools.

We are ideally seeking to appoint a technician for up to 35 hours per week (term time only) however we welcome applicants interested in either full-time or part-time positions as hours and role may be negotiable for the right candidate.

We offer:

• Excellent relationships within a strong team

• On-the-job learning and development opportunities

• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme

Successful Candidates will be:

Proactive, approachable, calm and professional.  S/he will have excellent communication skills and a high level of personal organisation.  The post-holder will need to flexible in their approach to working hours and have commitment to the values and ethos of the Trust.

For more information please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at https://twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies

The Twyford Trust

The Twyford Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community.  The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well.  Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools - the Trust comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing.

Ada Lovelace CE High School, Ealing

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School is a new 6-form-entry local comprehensive school for students aged 11-18.  The school opened in September 2018 and had a smaller intake (125 students per year) for two years while co-located at William Perkin CE High School in Greenford.  The school moved to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020, and student numbers have increased to 196 per year group starting with this year’s Year 7.  The school now has three Year Groups (450 students), and will have 1,330 students when full.  Ada Lovelace is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing – the school has a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 in ICT and Computer Science as well as applications of Creative Media.

William Perkin CE High School

William Perkin Church of England High School opened as a Free School in September 2013 with its first intake of Year 7 students, and now has seven year groups (7 - 13) totalling almost 1,400 students. The school is founded on the successful systems and approaches of Twyford CE High School, with the principle difference that it is a distinctively Christian school with open admission criteria.  The school is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016), and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants.

Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above.  They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to recruitment@twyford.ealing.sch.uk.  Please do not submit applications by fax.

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers.  For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.  The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.