The successful candidate will report direct to the Head of Art undertaking duties within the Department to support the teaching and learning of all students.
Starting salary: £20,260 per annum, pro rata
The salary scale has seven incremental points with the maximum salary currently £22,767 per annum, pro rata.
Working in partnership with all teachers within the Art Department, the Art Technician's responsibilities will include:
- To prepare teaching rooms and workshop areas for academic staff and students in line with academic needs and to maintain these facilities and adjoining areas in a clean and tidy condition.
- To ensure that art rooms, workshops, learning areas and adjoining areas conform to Health and Safety standards at all times and to carry out Risk and COSHH Assessments as required by the operational manager.
- To assist in auditing the use of facilities and to undertake checks of equipment and furniture to ensure that inventories are kept up to date.
- To maintain a central Art Department store of materials and related resources, informing line manager and/or appropriate budget holders of the need to order materials and equipment and subsequently complete stock orders, allowing sufficient time to maintain adequate levels of supplies.
- To prepare a range of materials for art lessons, enrichment workshops and community art classes.
- To use specialist skills to provide teaching support within the art department.
- To support the department’s work with the partner primary schools, by preparing materials and related resources and providing support teaching during enrichment opportunities in the visual arts.
The duties outlined in the Job Description are extensive in their nature, however, it is not expected that they will be undertaken concurrently. Duties are likely to be spread throughout the course of the working week dependent upon the nature of the work required.
In March 2018 Ofsted confirmed that the School continues to be a Good school. Our fantastic report is a real vindication of our drive to develop confident, well informed and caring young adults who have self- belief and fully participate in their local, national and international communities; the school provides a wealth of additional opportunities for students to achieve these aims.
We are a popular and successful mixed 11-18 rural comprehensive school with c. 1150 NOR, situated ten miles north-west of Gloucester city, within three miles of the Herefordshire border. We are a high achieving school at the very heart of our community. We have a strong tradition of academic success within a positive and caring learning environment based upon mutual trust and respect.
You are more than welcome to contact the school if you would like an opportunity to discuss this vacancy. The closing date for this role is Wednesday 7 December 2022 with interviews taking place as soon as possible during that week. However, please note that where the school receives an exceptional response, shortlisting and interviews may be arranged prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.
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Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.