Technician and TA Support in Food Technology, Ref: TV27022

Walsall, West Midlands
G4, SCP 6 – 11 £20,043 to £22,129 (pro rata) based on current salary/experience
28 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
Job Ref
Joseph Leckie Academy
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Joseph Leckie Academy
Walstead Road West, Walsall, WS5 4PG
Tel: 01922 721071 Fax: 01922 641497
Principal: Mr James Ludlow

Technician and TA Support in Food Technology, Ref: TV27022

30 hours per week – Term Time Only
8.30 am to 3pm – Monday to Friday
G4, SCP 6 – 11 £20,043 to £22,129 (pro rata)
based on current salary/experience

Required from September, an enthusiastic, innovative and committed Technician/TA to join a successful and dynamic food team with some good results.

Experience of working with secondary age students and specific subject knowledge and experience in Food will be an advantage. However, you the successful candidate may be asked to work with other faculties/departments as needed by the Academy so experience of other subjects would be beneficial.

Joseph Leckie Academy is a vibrant, exciting and innovative mixed 11-18 Converter Academy with an overall progress score of +0.46 (2019). With our excellent results and our continual desire and drive to continue moving forward, this is an exciting time for you to join our team. The Academy has remained for three years as the top non-selective secondary school for progress in Walsall based on validated results and is one of the highest performing secondary schools in the region.

We pride ourselves on our high expectations of all learners. This creates a calm learning environment where teachers can teach and students can learn as was clearly supported by the feedback from Ofsted. We offer a highly supportive environment and are committed to ensuring outstanding teaching, behaviour, progress and achievement. Staff are proud to work in our Academy.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic team at the forefront of change and to make a real difference to our drive to continue to raise standards across the Academy.   If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we would love to hear from you.

The main aim of the role is to support students to achieve their full potential by providing support in Food Technology, supporting with the preparation of materials, equipment and ingredients as well as supporting students within lessons in preparing food or with their learning.

Food Technology at Joseph Leckie is a well subscribed and popular subject. The successful candidate will be able to bring their own individual flair to the post in order to continue supporting recent improvements in achievement in the department at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and support with further developments at Key Stage 5 as required.

There are two well equipped practical rooms and laptops available for use. As part of the department there will be scope for the successful candidate to assist with the development of house cooking competitions and a cooking club which in the past has been oversubscribed.

We can offer you: -

  • Friendly and supportive staff
  • Excellent resources
  • Excellent support and professional development opportunities

You will have:

  • Practical skills and expertise as outlined in the Job description
  • The ability to motivate and inspire students
  • The ability to stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Food Technology
  • Knowledge of the maintenance of specialist facilities including cleaning and food preparation
  • Skills and knowledge of stock control
  • Have a love for the subject and project this to the students and staff.
  • Have experience in working with young people.
  • Have food practical skills.
  • Have basic food hygiene knowledge.
  • The ability to work with students and support them in their learning
  • Creative skills and a professional approach
  • High expectations of students
  • The determination to support in raising student achievement
  • Team skills
  • A clear understanding of the importance of Safeguarding.

Further details and Job Description/Person Specification can be found on the Academy website.

Joseph Leckie Academy is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Applicants should complete the application form and personal statement within this, outlining how you believe you meet the person specification requirements for this role, and what skills, knowledge and expertise you would bring to the Food Department.

Please see the job description and person specification before applying for the role.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 11th July 2022 - Midday

Applications to be sent to S. Richards;

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