Support Vacancies

Contract/Hours:Permanent , Full-time
Salary Type:Support Staff   Salary Details:£19,265 – £20,290 Pro Rata
Hours of Work:37 hours/week term-time only (including 1 week flexible time in the school holidays)

Location of Role:Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton, SO40 3ZW
Contact e-mail address: grothwell@testwoodschool.co.uk

We are looking for a Science Technician to join our school science team. The successful applicant will be employed in a demanding role which includes preparation of science equipment and chemicals, lifting and moving of equipment, maintaining records of the science equipment and chemical inventory, ensuring that safe working practices are observed in the science prep room and in classrooms. A working knowledge and recent experience of Word, Excel and data entry is essential. Experience of chemical handling, COSHH and handling scientific equipment is desirable but not essential, ideally supported by at least one Science GCSE grade C and English and Maths GCSE grade C.

The candidate will be capable of working independently and as a member of a team and will need to have a very flexible approach dealing with a wide range of tasks. As well as being efficiently organised, the post requires a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Application Procedure

Applications to Curriculum Leader for science Mr G Rothwell, grothwell@testwoodschool.co.uk Further information and application forms available at www.testwoodschool.co.uk

Testwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks complete with other relevant employment checks.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Closing date: 04/07/2022 at 12:00

GRADE A POST £9.52/hr
30 HOURS PER WEEK, MON-FRI. 8.00 am – 14.30 pm daily (TERM TIME ONLY)
Salary £12,703.49 p.a.

Testwood School are looking for a reliable, self -motivated catering assistant who will join a hard working catering team in a busy school kitchen providing school meals including breakfast service, hospitality catering and break time snacks to students, staff and visitors. The role does involve some heavy lifting.

The successful candidate will:

  • Experience not necessary but experience of working in a similar role would be an advantage.
  • Have excellent customer service & communication skills.
  • Understand the importance of working effectively as a team member.
  • Demonstrate a flexible attitude to tasks assigned to the post.
  • Able to assist with setting up & clearing away dining furniture & equipment on a daily basis.

To apply, please complete the application form, available  from the school’s website and return it to Mrs J D Barker, Director of Finance, Testwood School, Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 3ZW or email jbarker@testwoodschool.co.uk

CLOSING DATE: 1st July 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Hourly rate: £9.52 per hour.
22.5 hours per week.
5.30am – 7.30am & 3pm – 5.30pm
Monday – Friday
Paid 52 weeks per year.

Are you interested in joining a team of valued, hardworking cleaners who dedicate themselves to keeping our school a clean environment to learn and work in?

If so, come and be part of a friendly team. We are able to offer up to 22.5 hours per week, split between working early morning, from 5.30am – 7.30am and then after school from 3pm – 5.30pm, the opportunity to join the local government pension scheme, 24 days’ annual paid leave at entry (to be taken during school holiday periods) and an hourly rate of pay of £9.52 per hour.

Please read the role profile and if you are interested in applying for the opportunity of joining our fantastic bunch of cleaning staff, then complete the on line application form and return it either by email to Jbarker@testwoodschool.co.uk or post to Mrs J D Barker, Director of Finance, Testwood School, Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 3ZW.

We are looking to appoint as soon as possible, so if the vacant post is of interest please do not delay in applying.

ROLE PROFILE     SUPPLIMENT

Testwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

27.5 Hours Per Week (8.30am – 3.00pm) – Term time only

Depending on Experience

Grade B – £18,562 – £18,877 Pro rata
or
Grade C – £18,933 – £19,941 Pro rata

We are looking to employ the right people who are able work under the direction of the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator to support students in their lessons, as part of small groups and 1:1.

Experience would be an advantage but training will be given.

Do you have a caring, adaptable approach, initiative, good ICT skills and enjoy working with children? We would love to work with an engaging, warm and committed individual who is able to encourage young people to do well.

The foundation of the school’s ethos is “Every Child, Every Step, Every Day”.

If you feel this post in our caring and friendly school is something that appeals, then either apply via our website as detailed below or telephone to make an appointment to visit the school before making your application.

Please visit our website www.testwoodschool.co.uk to download an application form and role profile. Email completed applications to csim@testwoodschool.co.uk Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken.

ROLE PROFILE

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2022

CASUAL CONTRACT
£9.20 per hour

We urgently look to appoint several new Exam Invigilators to our team.

Duties to include completing an attendance register, checking and collation of examination papers, invigilation of GCSE and other examinations, together with general clerical duties in support of the examination process. On occasion, you may be required to read to candidates.

Exams usually take place during the months of November, January, April, May and June.

This is a part-time casual post for up to 12 weeks per year. The hours will be variable, between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For further information and to apply, please download the application from the Testwood School website. Alternatively, if you know anyone who might be interested in this post, please ask them to download the application form.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Testwood School is an Academy Trust seeking a Trustee to join the Board of Trustees, with experience either in education, finance or business. The post is a voluntary position.

The trustees of an academy trust are both charity trustees and company directors.

Trustees focus on the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and the strategic direction of the school.
  • Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its students and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance of the school.

Ideally, you must:

  • Have a desire to play a part in improving our school.
  • Be willing to build an open relationship with the staff and act as a critical friend and
  • Be willing to give around 20 hours per term to attend meetings, visit the school and attend free training (usually in the evenings)

What do you get in return?

  • An understanding into the long term planning of the school
  • An opportunity to work with the trustees and staff in improving our school
  • Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issues
  • A great sense of achievement in making a real difference to our school
  • The pleasure of seeing our students learning and developing

If you feel you are such a person, please contact the Headteacher’s P.A. to leave your name and a contact number so that a meeting with the Chair can be arranged to give first-hand information. 

You might also like to look at the information for prospective governors on the Hampshire County Council website.