Working at Chosen Hill School
WORKING AT Chosen Hill School
Chosen Hill School is a successful Academy located in the rural environment of Churchdown, halfway between Gloucester and Cheltenham. Chosen Hill School opened in 1959 and became an Academy Trust in 2011. There are close to 1400 students in the school including a popular and expanding Sixth Form.
With a whole school emphasis on enabling students to develop a growth mindset, we aim to encourage students to embrace challenge and develop intrinsic motivation and ensure the key learning behaviours of resilience, resourcefulness, taking responsibility and reflection are honed as they progress on that journey.
Chosen Hill School Prides itself on being a school where teachers can truly thrive and grow professionally. We ensure that teachers are well supported and have both the time and resources to improve their practice. Our aim is to ensure that every teacher has the training and development opportunities so they can teach great lessons for our students.
Salary: Grade 4 Point 6-8 £23,893 – £24,702
We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated IT technician to give support to the Senior IT Technician in the day to day management of the school’s ICT infrastructure. Duties are varied and the successful candidate will need to be proactive, use initiative and respond calmly to a wide range of challenges that a busy school environment produces.
Chosen Hill is well resourced and depends upon the use of ICT to support effective whole school leadership and management and fundamentally, to support engaging and challenge teaching and learning in the classroom. Providing a first class, efficient and effective ICT support service must be a key priority for the successful candidate.
Whilst experience in an education setting would be useful, it is not essential. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ICT experience, resilience, and organisational skills. You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a positive approach to working effectively with all members of the school community.
Chosen Hill School is a thriving comprehensive academy, judged good by Ofsted in all categories. It is a large, popular and successful 11-18 Academy School situated in Churchdown half way between Cheltenham and Gloucester. We have around 1350 students on roll, of which 200 are in the Sixth Form. Chosen Hill is a happy school, where students, staff and parents work closely in partnership. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
Benefits of working at Chosen Hill School include:
Support from an experienced IT Department
Full training, although knowledge of IT systems is required
First Aid at Work qualification
Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Benefits including – free coffee, free onsite parking, employee assistance programme, free breakfast an increasing programme of staff social events, on site car valet service, free flu vaccinations, staff counselling including regular reflective supervision.
Please refer to the job description for further details. To apply for the post, please complete the application form on ETEACH.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 17 December 2023 at 11:59pm
The Headteacher and The Governing Body of Chosen Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We require all new employees to complete an enhanced level criminal background check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. It is a condition of employment that the employee should not have been convicted of a criminal offence against children, nor have been dismissed, or resigned from, a previous employer for misconduct of a similar nature. Having a criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment; it will depend on the nature, circumstances and background to the offence.
As part of our due diligence within safer recruitment, school will be carrying out online searches to help identify any incidents or issues which may need to be explored at interview. These searches will include, but will not be limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google.
Our interview and recruitment process will include, but is not limited to, obtaining suitable references and medical clearance prior to commencement.
Chosen Hill School is an equal opportunities employer.