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Science Technician - Part-time

Rye College , Rye

  • Ref:KCC845-4008-89S
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:Single Status 4 Point 9-10
  • Start Date:2nd September 2024
  • App Close Date:17/06/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:to be confirmed


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable Science Technician part time to join our highly motivated team at an exciting time in our growth.
Our aim is to challenge every learner to exceed their own expectations of themselves; create a can-do culture and the resilience to excel; include all members of our community through shared endeavour; and nurture diverse skills, talents and abilities whilst celebrating excellence.

Our ideal candidate will:

• Have experience or interest in working in an educational setting.
• Can multi-task under pressure and juggle many tasks at once.
• Have excellent organisational skills with the ability to effectively prioritise workload.
• Have excellent face to face customer service skills or experience.
• Pay attention to detail, pick up on oversights and rectify problems before they arise.
• Act with discretion, handling extremely confidential information.
• Demonstrate a willingness to become involved in the life of the organisation.
• Be enthusiastic, energetic and open to innovation.
• Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour.
• Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent.
• Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace.
• Have good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team; and
• Be dedicated and flexible, with commitment to continual improvement.

In return, we offer:

• A workplace that is future focused with potential for professional growth as we improve.
• A skilled and experienced team of professionals.
• A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues.
• A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do.
• A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the students’ life chances.

We would be pleased to welcome you for an informal visit prior to application.
We are committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Dear applicant,

On behalf of our students, colleagues and trustees, I would like to thank you for your interest in a position at Rye College. I hope you find the application pack both helpful and informative.

There is a long tradition of education in Rye that goes back to the foundation of the Grammar School in 1636. At Rye College, we are proud to be a significant chapter in the ongoing story of nearly four hundred years of learning in this ancient town.

There is significant transformational change improving the standard of education and facilities at Rye College – ideal for ambitious and talented teachers to truly make a difference, and build upon our most recent OFSTED good grading. Having seen an impressive rise in progress and attainment outcomes over the last few years, we continue to focus on delivering academic excellence with a commitment to high-quality pedagogy and teacher training. We offer excellent opportunities for those who can deliver in the classroom and wish to progress their career.

We work to instil a sense of responsibility in all our students – a sense of ownership of their learning, of their college, of their actions and of the consequences. In today’s complex world, children need both the knowledge and skills to compete in a global market place but also need a sense of their humanity – the ability to respect, to empathise and to be caring and compassionate individuals.

Our curriculum offer is simple: broad and balanced with an academic core. It combines a foundation in the national curriculum subjects, a focus on academic achievement in English, maths, science and the humanities with a broader offer of suitable academic, vocational and technical qualifications. In recent years, our students have found much success in the creative arts – and this is a commitment we see in our curriculum offer for the next academic year.

We are looking to recruit experienced and newly qualified teachers who want to raise standards through the creation of vibrant and innovative classrooms. Central to this is an ability to work in partnership with our families and other professionals to continue our mission to build an amazing college that delivers excellence for every one of our students.

In your application, please outline why you would like to join Rye College, how you meet the person specification and what might make you irresistible. We value honesty.

I look forward receiving your completed application.

With thanks,

Dom Downes Headteacher

Job Contact Information


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.