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Second in Department - Science

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Hodge Hill Girls School Bromford Road Birmingham B36 8EY
Salary
MPR/UPR +TLR2a (£3,214)
Closing date
24 Jun 2024
Reference
JOB001732

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Job Details

Start date: 2 September 2024

Hodge Hill Girls School
Bromford Road
Birmingham
B36 8EY
Telephone number: 0121 4643 094

Contact email: HR@hodgehgs.bham.sch.uk

Contract type: Permanent  

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Hodge Hill Girls’ School, and we are seeking to appoint an inspirational Second in Department in Science, who is committed to supporting the provision of outstanding learning experiences for all our students to enable them to develop as confident, independent individuals.
We are looking for:
A specialist committed to the progress of all students in Science, who will develop and lead an exciting science curriculum which enables the highest level of student progress and attainment, and is an example of best practice for others.
Someone to support the Faculty Leader of Science on a day-to-day basis and work with staff on developing their teaching practice and pedagogy.
Someone with enthusiasm, presence and authority who can deliver consistently good or better lessons.
A team member who will collaborate with colleagues to ensure the best progress for all students.
The successful candidate will provide a supportive, stimulating environment and share the high expectations of achievement for all pupils. You must be a reflective practitioner and be committed to strong personal growth and continuing professional development.

In return, we can offer you: 

  • a caring and happy community that always puts our young people first 
  • a supportive environment that takes an active interest in your professional development and personal wellbeing
  • a highly supportive senior leadership team 
  • access to a wide range of CPD courses 
  • use of a school laptop 
  • access to the local government pension scheme 
  • 24 hours access to the Employee Assistance Programme 
  • a strong and supportive Governing Body 
  • classrooms equipped with projection and interactive capabilities
  • a well-equipped staffroom 
  • free on-site car parking 

Found in the heart of the Hodge Hill community, we are a small secondary girl’s school with strong community values. We know and care for every pupil as an individual. We strive to meet the needs of each member of our school community, celebrating diversity and always striving for equality in our school family and the wider world.

Our ethos encourages mutual respect and support to enable every pupil to make the greatest personal, social, and academic progress during their time with us, preparing them for successful careers and fulfilling lives. A relentless drive for the best academic progress for each individual pupil, sits comfortably alongside the wider curriculum where values education embraces citizenship, pupil voice, charity, and community work.

Here at Hodge Hill Girls' School, we genuinely value and strive to enhance working partnerships with our families, feeder schools and our local community. This partnership is essential in raising standards and achievement, every member of our family has a role to play in raising the aspirations of all our pupils to ensure we really are "Educating Tomorrow's Women Today".

*This role is not suitable for ECT’s*

How to apply

Download Application Pack and Apply Online

We do not accept CVs; applications will only be accepted with a completed application form.

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and experience our school at first hand. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs N. Panton via email: HR@hodgehgs.bham.sch.uk

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 all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Rehabilitation of offenders: 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.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.

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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Birmingham
West Midlands
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