Science Technician

Required AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

26 hours per week – term-time only. Grade G5 Point 7-11 – Actual Salary – £11,463 – £12,408

Working as part of the College’s Science Department, we are seeking to employ an enthusiastic and proactive technician to provide technical support to teaching staff with the day-to-day activities within the Science Department. This will include resource provision, scientific practicals, and the use of ICT. Our most recent Ofsted report (2018) described us as a “Good college” where “Pupils were found to have positive attitudes to their learning in their lessons, showing respect towards teachers and their peers.”

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working with laboratory equipment (including handling chemicals safely) subject to COSHH, CLEAPPS and safety regulations;
  • Be self-motivated and able to prioritise demands;;
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be a team player who will uphold our College values of Motivation, Commitment and Care.

We provide:

  • A well-resourced, forward thinking and supportive Science team.
  • Excellent care and support for all staff.
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of our Personnel Recruitment specification and be subject to an enhanced DBS check. A prohibition from teaching check will also be completed for all applicants. Minsthorpe Community College is committed to equality of opportunity and upholding the principles of the Equality Act 2010. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Only applications submitted with a completed Minsthorpe Academy Trust Application Form will be considered.

Full-time permanent employees are provided with free membership of our state of the art on-site Sports & Fitness Centre, as well as the facility of an ‘outstanding’ Children’s Centre.

Please send completed application forms to Cath Green, Director of HR & Associate Teams – cgreen@minsthorpe.cc – by midday on Monday 20th January 2020..

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Cover Supervisor 32.5 hours

Required AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

This post is 32 ½ hours per week, term time only (temporary in the first instance) Grade G5 Point 7-11 – Actual Salary £14,328-£15,510

We are looking to appoint a reliable and flexible Cover Supervisor, to supervise whole classes during short-term absence of teachers.

Our most recent Ofsted report described us as a “good college” where “Staff are positive about the training, coaching and guidance that they have received from school leaders.” and “Pupils were found to have positive attitudes to learning in their lessons, showing respect towards teachers and their peers.”

The successful candidate will be required to supervise classes or groups of students during the short-term absence of the class teacher. Under the guidance of teaching/senior staff you will be responsible for supervising work that has been set in accordance with college policy, managing student behaviour and assisting students in relevant activities. Successful applicants are likely to have previous experience in teaching, learning support in the classroom or youth work, but any suitable background will be considered.

For the right candidate there may also be the opportunity to mentor individual and small groups of targeted students to resolve a range of issues which create barriers to learning.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of our Personnel Recruitment specification and be subject to an enhanced DBS check. A prohibition from teaching check will also be completed for all applicants. Minsthorpe Community College is committed to equality of opportunity and upholding the principles of the Equality Act 2010. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Only applications submitted with a completed Minsthorpe Academy Trust Application Form will be considered.

Please send completed application forms to Cath Green, Director of HR & Associate Teams – cgreen@minsthorpe.cc – by midday on Monday 20th January 2020.

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Personal Guidance Professional

Closing Date: 20th January 2020
Interview Date: TBC
Start Date: ASAP

Home School: Minsthorpe Community College, South Elmsall
Date Posted: 6th January 2020
Contract Type: Full Time Salary
Salary Scale Point: G7 Point 18 – Actual Salary: £19,407 p.a.
Contract Term: End of Academic Year (with a possibility of an extension)

35 hours per week
Full time fixed term contract, term time only.

Minsthorpe is a successful 11-18 Academy in Wakefield and is the lead school of the Encompass Careers Alliance, a collaborative partnership of thirty schools who aim to provide high quality one-to-one Careers Education and Guidance across West Yorkshire. We have secured funding from the Careers & Enterprise Company to create a hub of schools who are committed to embedding the Gatsby Benchmarks in their schools and to ensure that every student in that school receives more than the recommended one-to-one interview with a qualified Careers Guidance Professional.

Thus we are looking to appoint a Personal Guidance Professionals to provide high quality, independent CEG to enable students in a variety of schools across West Yorkshire to make informed, realistic decisions about their future learning and employment pathways.

The successful candidate will have previous experience when it comes to Careers Education and Guidance and possess the QCF Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development. We also expect the applicant to come with an understanding of the new Careers function in schools, especially the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Compass Tracker Tool.

This is a good opportunity for someone who has had experience in careers education and guidance. Initially you will be trained as part of a team at Minsthorpe Community College but then the team will become a Peripatetic one serving a further twenty nine schools in Wakefield, Barnsley and Kirklees and you will be working in a variety of different schools offering one-to-one guidance to students and helping the staff in these schools to be able to give up-to-date, informed CEG. The successful candidate will need to possess a clean driving licence and be prepared to move from school to school as directed. Young people tend to be bewildered by the amount of careers information that is currently out there- it is not that there is not enough information, it is that there is too much and the difficulty for them is knowing which information is trustworthy. Research shows that, when it comes to careers advice, most young people rely on their family, their friends, their peers and their teachers when what they really need is the advice given by impartial careers professionals. That is where you will come in.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Personal Guidance Professional who will:

  • Provide a comprehensive careers advice service for students 11-18 years
  • Give individual help, advice and guidance to young people to help them firm up their career intentions
  • Be passionate and committed to raising the aspirations of our young people
  • Advise students on Work Experience/ Work Placements/ Internships/ Traineeships and Apprenticeships
  • Liaise with employers
  • Provide support, encouragement and engagement to all students, promoting the high expectations – no excuses ethos of the ECA at all times
  • Ensure staff, students and parents are aware of CEG support and availability and lead sessions to raise awareness as appropriate

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a far reaching project that could transform the lives and careers prospects of thousands of students’ right across West Yorkshire. We will be targeting marginalised and underrepresented groups and students in disadvantaged areas in order to broaden their horizons and allow them to dare to dream. If you share our mission to inform and educate young people about their possible career pathway and to recognise the qualities and talents that they may not know that they already possess then join us on what promises to be a transformational journey for the students of West Yorkshire.

Whilst initially funded for one year in the first instance the intention is that the partnership of schools adopt the PGPs as a paid-for-service and it is our hope that these roles will extend beyond the funding period. However, this will depend on our being able to demonstrate the impact and success of the PGP network in the first year of operation and deployment and to use this proven record of impact to secure a financial commitment from schools to allow the project to continue.

All ECA schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

The Strategic Lead is happy to discuss the role with prospective candidates. For an application pack please email Cath Green, HR Director at cgreen@minsthorpe.cc. Address your covering enquiry to Mr Ray Henshaw, Strategic Lead for the Encompass Careers Alliance at rhenshaw@minsthorpe.cc or rhenshaw@encompass.careers

Closing date for applications: 2nd December 2019

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Happy Days Childrens Centre – Room Leader

Room Leader – Grade G5 – Point 7-11 £19,554 – £21,166

37 hours per week, all year round.

Overall Purpose of the Post:

To ensure responsibility for the effective daily management of the nursery alongside the Nursery/Deputy Nursery Manager, to have a sound knowledge of all nursery policies, procedures, statutory welfare requirements and Ofsted expectations and to ensure that these are maintained at all times.

To be a role model to the staff team. Be able to showcase high quality practice with regards to individual and group work with children, dealing with staff and parent issues as they arise.

To take responsibility alongside the Nursery Management Team for the safety, security and well-being of all children, staff and visitors at all times.

To support the Nursery/Deputy Nursery Manager to ensure that safeguarding procedures are followed in line with Local Authority and nursery procedures.

To be responsible for the day to day management of a care room, as well as undertaking key person duties (see Childcare practitioner job description).

To be responsible for staff working in the room.

To ensure that first and foremost, safeguarding children and staff is our utmost priority.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of our Personnel Recruitment specification and be subject to an enhanced DBS check. A prohibition from teaching check will also be completed for all applicants. Minsthorpe Community College is committed to equality of opportunity and upholding the principles of the Equality Act 2010. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Only applications submitted with a completed Minsthorpe Academy Trust Application Form will be considered.

Please send completed application forms to Cath Green, Director of HR & Associate Teams – cgreen@minsthorpe.cc – by 9.00am – Monday, 6th January 2020

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Catering Assistant

Required as soon as possible

We currently have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant to work 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday (term time only).

Duties of the Catering Assistant will include:

  • Food Preparation and Customer Service
  • Till Operation
  • Cleaning and Clearing duties
  • The provision and clearing of hospitality on site
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Cover Supervisor

Required for January 2020

We are looking to appoint a reliable and flexible Cover Supervisor, to supervise whole classes during short-term absence of teachers.

This post is a maximum of 27.5 hours per week between the hours of 8.30am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday (zero hours contract), term time only – £10.14 per hour. You may be required at short notice (morning calls) or on a pre-planned basis.

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Minibus Driver

Required for January 2020

We are looking to appoint a reliable and flexible Minibus Driver, to collect students in the local area and drive them to college. This post is a maximum of 10 hours per week between the hours of 8.00am and 10.30am Monday to Friday (zero hours contract), term time only – £9.18 per hour.

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