Art Technician (1 year maternity cover)
c£15,050 per annum for 0.5381 fte
25 hours pw on Monday-Friday mornings during term-time (36 weeks pa)
Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon. Our happy, vibrant and ambitious community makes us the family school of choice in south London. 180 of our pupils are boarders from all over the world, who are accommodated in five boarding houses with facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. Our vision is to provide an outstanding co-educational experience for children as the family school of choice.
Are you a qualified, talented and experienced Art Technician able to support our enthusiastic and creative teaching teams to deliver effective teaching and learning for Art and Design GCSE and A Level students? Art and Design is a very popular subject with excellent exam results at GCSE and A Level and provides our students with many opportunities to develop their skills both inside and outside of the classroom. You will assist students to produce their art portfolios, supervise their use of the Art Rooms and facilities during study periods, support them in class with their final projects and, if possible assist in supervision of Art Clubs to complement their studies.
You should have previous experience in Art and Design ideally with experience of supporting young people to learn and develop in an educational setting, with some knowledge of the secondary curriculum in Art and Design. You must be capable of using your initiative, as well as working collaboratively and supportively with teaching staff to set up, support and resource lessons in the Art and Photography department. It would be helpful if you have an awareness of relevant Health and Safety issues and are able to demonstrate effective use of art materials. Excellent inter-personal skills are essential as you will be working closely with staff and students.
You should have high levels of computer literacy, good organisational skills and be equally happy working unsupervised as well as part of a team to a high standard. This is a part-time term-time position working 5 mornings a week (25 hours pw) Monday-Friday during term-time. Your working hours would normally be 8.15-1.15pm but some flexibility around start and finish times would be required on occasion to meet the departments’ needs. There is the possibility of varying the hours/days through flexible working. This is a maternity cover role for 1 year from March 2022.
This is an exciting opportunity that offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale with scope for progression. As part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School, you will join a friendly and dedicated team working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance). In addition you will have access to free car parking, free meals, a discount of up to 50% on School fees, (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time and 25% discount with the Royal Russell Holiday Club which operates during School holiday periods), free life insurance cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions and the use of our sporting and gym facilities (on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym), free of charge.
Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.