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Arts Technician

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Queensbridge School Queensbridge Road Birmingham B13 8QB
Salary
FTE £25,119 to £26,421 pro rata, actual £18,130.66 to £19,070.44
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

Job Details

Arts Technician

FTE £25,119 to £26,421 pro rata, actual £18,130.66 to £19,070.44

Hours per week:  Part Time, 4 days per week, 8.30am to 4.30pm, term time only

Contract Type:  Permanent

Queensbridge School

Queensbridge Road

Birmingham

B13 8QB

Telephone number:  0121 464 5566

Email address:  recruitment@queensbridge.bham.sch.uk

Start date:  as soon as possible

Queensbridge School is looking to recruit an Art Technician who is able to provide effective and efficient technical assistance within the Art department. The successful candidate will be an excellent role model and advocate for Art. You will enjoy working alongside pupils across years 7 to 11 and be committed to helping them to improve the quality of their work and intervene with pupils who may benefit from additional specialist support.

You will work under the leadership and management of our Head of Art who has responsibility for the deployment of technical support in the department.

About You:

•            strong verbal and written communication skills

•            organisational skills

•            commitment to education and ensuring equal opportunities

•            previous experience with children or young people

•            you will need empathy, patience and resilience

About the Role (Responsibilities):

•            assist art teachers in preparing and organizing materials for art lessons

•            maintain and organize art supplies, ensuring sufficient stock levels

•            set up and dismantle art equipment and materials for practical sessions

•            support students during art activities, providing guidance on proper tool usage

•            collaborate with teachers to create visually engaging displays of student artwork

•            ensure a safe and tidy art studio environment

Qualifications:

•            proficient in various art and design techniques, ceramics, photography and photoshop

•            excellent organizational skills with attention to detail

•            ability to collaborate effectively with art faculty

•            knowledge of art supplies and materials

•            prior experience in a similar role is advantageous

Working days for the current academic year are Monday to Thursday. Working days are reviewed and subject to change each academic year based upon the needs of the school timetable. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak English fluently is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 4 December 2023, 9:00am

Informal visits to our school welcome.

Should you require an application pack then please visit our website

Candidates are welcome to submit their portfolio demonstrating their art and design skills in addition to a completed application form. Potential applicants should ensure that they read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check (where applicable) Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search will also be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. 

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Telephone
0121 675 7070
Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
GB

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