Vacancies and Training Opportunities

Introduction

Becket Keys Church of England School is situated in Brentwood, Essex. This town is in a semi-rural setting and is just under half an hour to London by train. The area has excellent transports links via the M25, A12 and A127 road network.  Brentwood is a great place to base yourself in order to enjoy Essex and the surrounding countryside and the excitement of London.

Becket Keys offers a high quality education in a caring, Christian environment in which each student is known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her individual potential. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning in our students.

At Becket Keys:

Our students

  • Act responsibly and respectfully
     
  • Aim high in life and learning
     
  • Engage with and contribute to the local community
     

Our staff
 

  • Support all students to achieve their greatest academic potential
     
  • Provide a nurturing environment where students and their individual learning needs are known by all
     
  • Encourage parental engagement
     

We place emphasis on all members of our community co-operating with others considerately and honestly, promoting the understanding that with rights come responsibilities.

We recognise the hard work and commitment shown by our staff and as well as competitive salaries, all our teachers have professional development opportunities individually tailored to where they are in their careers. Newly Qualified Teachers are supported with a programme run by members of the Senior Leadership Team. Each year we hope to bring in at least three NQTs/ECTs alongside a high number of student teachers to create a learning hub. This hub provides training on a weekly basis for these new to teaching colleagues and is used by other local schools who wish to benefit. 

StaffRoom WelbyBuilding     The Welby Entrance

Staff are provided with laptops and all the software and equipment they need to teach effectively. Whether it is a new interactive whiteboard, a visualiser or simply a clicker to advance to the next slide on a PowerPoint!

We look after our staff's every need, from simple things like free tea and coffee throughout the day, and delicious meals at lunchtime to the use of our quiet and spacious staff room for collaborative work and support.

Potential applicants who have children may be interested to hear that our admissions policy offers the opportunity for staff to gain a place for their child at the school. In 2021, seven members of staff took advantage of this offer. 

If you are looking for a positive atmosphere and a great place to work then look no further than Becket Keys! Would you like more information about teaching at Becket Keys? Click here

Our current vacancies are listed below.  For further information, please click on the role you are interested in where you will find the job profile, person specification and closing date for the role.  Here you can view the Teacher Profile.

Current Vacancies

IT Support Engineer

Provide 1st/2nd line support for all hardware and software for both staff and students in school; working as part of the Trust IT Team to support other sites where workload or projects dictate.This is a full time, full year post. Closing date for applications: 22nd October 2021.

Full details can be viewed here: IT Support Engineer Job Pack

 

Kitchen Assistants

 
Aspens Catering who provide the delicious food for our students each day are looking for staff to assist in the Becket Keys kitchen. Two positions are currently available:
Catering Assistant 30 hour position:
 
Catering Assistant - Term Time Only
 
Aspens Services is an established and successful school contract caterer, providing meals to children in schools up and down the country. We are currently looking for a Catering Assistant to join our team at one of our schools in Brentwood, Essex. Please read on to see details of this position.
• Monday to Friday
• 30 hours per week
• 38 weeks per year based around term time
• 4.09 weeks holiday entitlement
• £8.91 per hour
 
Key Responsibilities
• Basic food preparation
• Food service to students & staff
• Working on the tills during service
• Cleaning duties within the kitchen
• Health & safety compliance
• Friendly and polite customer service
Ideal candidate
• Previous catering experience
• Working within a team
• Food hygiene level 2 (preferred, but not essential as training will be given)
• Basic knowledge of health and safety practices
 
Aspens Services Ltd are an independent school contract catering company, with a passion for serving our schools high quality, freshly cooked meals from locally sourced ingredients into the Education sector. Apply now and come to work for one of the top 100 fastest growing independent companies in the UK with great career opportunities! Aspens expect all staff to share our commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought by the company. 
 
The above position is also available on a zero hour contact.
 
Catering Assistant - Zero hour contract
Please follow the links above to apply via Aspens.

 

ICT Technician Apprentice

We are currently looking for a colleague to work here as an apprentice with our ICT technicians. The role will suit a candidate who has completed A Levels. Experience with ICT is not required, but a strong interest will be an advantage. 

In applications, candidates should demonstrate how they have engaged with IT and in what ways they think they would be suitable to work in a school environment. They should also indicate what experience they have (if any) of working already - especially in receiving training in the work place. For example, candidates might talk about voluntary work that they have done or Saturday Jobs that they have held. 

 

To apply for a vacancy or to submit a speculative application, please complete the Application Form and Equalities Monitoring Form and email with your personal statement to vacancies@becketkeys.org 

Typical Classroom  The John Wraw Chapel  The Upper Corridor - Welby

Training

We also help people who want to become teachers. Contact us directly (01277 286600) or click here to go to the website of our Outstanding Training Partner (Billericay Education Consortium). 

Are you interested in training to become a secondary school teacher?

Our school is part of a growing number of schools leading the way for more school-led teacher training.  This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers.  Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the best outcomes for the students at Becket Keys Church of England School.

We are looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential.  Please contact us if you would like to hear about the teacher training opportunities available.  We can also provide you with support and guidance on your application form and offer you school experience if you just want a taster of what teaching could be like.

Applications are made though UCAS and the school works in partnership with Billericay Educational Consortium.

For further information on what becoming a teacher might involve please visit the Billericay Educational Consortium website:  www.billericayscitt.com or ring the secondary team on: 01268 477611 ext. 476 and ask for Becky or email becky@billericayscitt.com

Alternatively, please contact Mrs. Sharp (Initial Teacher Training (ITT) co-ordinator) for an informal chat about training to become a teacher. Call 01277 286600 or contact her via the Contacts Page

Are you a teacher returning to work after a career break?

If you are a teacher who has had a career break and you are interested in gaining some experience to get back into the classroom, we can also help with this! Contact Mrs. Sharp for details: 01277 286600 or via our Contacts Page
 

In common with other RET sponsored schools and academies, staff are employed under the nationally agreed pay and conditions for teachers and school support staff including pension schemes.

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.

Are you currently studying a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Degree?

If you are in your penultimate year of a STEM related degree, you may be interested to know that we have Mathematics and Physics internship places available. Internships will take place during June and July each year and last four weeks. You’ll be paid £300 per week for undertaking the programme.

You will get the opportunity to experience a great range of activities to help you get a feel of what life as a teacher is really like, as well as having your own mentor.  We have designed a programme including:

  • classroom experience, which will involve assisting with lessons and providing subject support to students;
  • shadowing experienced teachers and observing lessons, followed by jointly planning and delivering lessons;
  • one-to-one guidance from outstanding classroom teachers;
  • joining weekly subject sessions with our current trainees to improve your subject knowledge and having discussions on research and pedagogy;
  • Weekly meetings with your mentor to discuss skills such as effective questioning and behaviour management;
  • Collecting evidence towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards

After four weeks, you will certainly know if teaching is for you – if so, we can then help you with your UCAS application and support you with the skills tests and plan for future visits to the school.

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