About the Trust

The Boston Witham Academies Federation is committed to working in partnership to raise achievement for all. Every academy within the Trust places great emphasis on providing a caring environment where each young person is supported in their personal development, meeting all their needs, as well as ensuring that each child and young person reaches and often exceeds their academic potential.

We are a well established multi academy trust with a supportive leadership and central team. As all our academies are based around Boston and Spalding the chance of sharing best practice and collaborative working is second to none.

Employee benefits

  • We offer extensive development opportunities including our exciting aspiring leaders programme. We are keen to promote from within, so if you are looking for a career with real potential for progression, then BWAF is the place for you.
  • We ensure our staff wellbeing. All staff have access to a 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme to help employees manage stress, access specialist counselling and information and feel supported.
  • Helping you plan for the future. Teachers joining the Trust will become a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.  For support staff we adopt the Local Government Pension Scheme which is one of the most competitive in the country.
  • Candidates moving within the county without a break in service can be reassured that continuous service will be honoured.

The application processes

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation

Visits:

We would encourage applicants to visit the academy to the discuss the role and meet our passionate, welcoming team.

Application Process

Applications can be found on our website, alternatively you can call our recruitment team on 01205 319507 to request a form.

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@bwaf.net or posted to the below address:

HR Recruitment, Haven High Academy, Marian Road, Boston, PE21 9HB.

Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible after the closing date and candidates who meet the right criteria will be taken forward. We aim to contact all successful candidates within two weeks of the closing date. Unfortunately, due to the high number applicants for some positions we are unable to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

References

Unless requested otherwise all references will be obtained before interview for shortlisted candidates and employers may be contacted for further information. Should you not wish for your references to be called before interview please make the recruitment team aware.

Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted before interview with a schedule for the day. Candidates should be aware that as part of the interview process any gaps and discrepancies on their application will be explored further.

Offers

Any offers of employment will be made as soon as possible after the interview and will be subject to satisfactory background checks.

Feedback

We are always happy to provide feedback for unsuccessful candidates and would encourage all candidates to provide feedback on the process be this positive or negative.

Local area

Lincolnshire is shaped by a rich tapestry of fascinating heritage, passionate people and interesting traditions. Each year thousands of people to choose to live in Lincolnshire for the quality of life it has to offer, with a real mix of city living and idyllic villages.

Boston is an historic market town in a rural location with a population of approximately 60,000 people. Situated in the East of the beautiful county of Lincolnshire it has easy access to sandy beaches, the Lincolnshire Wolds – a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and the City of Lincoln. Boston boasts very competitive house prices, whilst being subject to further housing developments to cater for its popularity. Boston is easily accessible by rail or road, with London only two hours away by train.

Our employees live in variety of areas with some living in Boston/Spalding while others commute from places such as Lincoln, Newark, Horncastle, Gainsborough and Peterborough.

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/jobs/working-and-living-in-lincolnshire/101023.article

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/jobs/

Current Vacancies

IT Field Technician

G3 6-9 £18,562 – £19,698

1 year temporary contract

The IT Field Technician will work within the IT Services Team to provide first line support, both remotely and in person, to end users across the Trust.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES, TASKS & DUTIES

·         Delivering a high level of customer service to customers both remotely and face to face.

·         Providing remote and in-person support to end users with hardware and software issues.

·         Receiving and logging incidents into the Trust’s IT Service Desk, ensuring that all required information is collected from the customer in order to
prioritise incidents effectively.

·         Assessing and assigning priorities to tickets and ensuring that all issues are escalated in line with company policy in a timely manner.

·         Meeting KPI’s ensuring that customer incidents and requests are resolved within the agreed SLA’s

·         Escalating Problems and Trends to 2nd and 3rd Line Support.

·         Following predefined Incident & Service Request Management and Change Management processes.

·         Maintain Software and Hardware Asset Management.

·         Be aware of current Health and Safety, Data Protection, GDPR and other IT related policy requirements.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Essential:

·         Proven background working within an IT support role.

·         Must be articulate, possess excellent IT and communication skills and work well under pressure.

·         Experience in the deployment and management of Windows 10 clients.

·         A good knowledge of end user hardware and software applications.

·         Full UK driving licence and own transport.

Qualifications
One or more of the following qualifications would be desirable:

·         Computing Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 (or equivalent)

·         Certification as an IT Technician (CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco etc…)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We operate DBS safeguarding procedures.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of 26 March 2021.

Haven High Academy MFL Teacher (French/Spanish)

Temporary Position  for 1 year to start September 2021

MPS/UPS – NQTs welcome to apply

Haven High Academy is situated in the town of Boston in rural Lincolnshire.  The Academy is part of the Boston Witham Academies Federation which includes Carlton Road, Staniland, Park, Fishtoft, Gosberton, Pioneers and Wygate Park Academies.

We are seeking to appoint an MFL Teacher, with the ability to teach French and Spanish from 1st September 2021.

Do you have the enthusiasm for teaching and learning that motivates students?

If so, we are looking to appoint a colleague who is:-

• A talented and dynamic teacher to inspire our students from KS3 and KS4

• Highly motivated, innovative and committed to achieving outstanding results

• A qualified teacher and a good/outstanding practitioner

• Keen to join a highly collaborative faculty with excellent resources

NQTs welcome to apply.

Visits to the Academy are welcomed and encouraged.

Please send your completed Application forms to Recruitment@bwaf.net by 12 noon Friday 2nd April 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We operate DBS safeguarding procedures.

Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement.

Haven High Academy Humanities Teacher

Permanent Position  to start September 2021

MPS/UPS – NQTs welcome to apply

Haven High Academy is situated in the town of Boston in rural Lincolnshire.  The Academy is part of the Boston Witham Academies Federation which includes Carlton Road, Staniland, Park, Fishtoft, Gosberton, Pioneers and Wygate Park Academies.

We are seeking to appoint a Humanities Teacher, preferably with the ability to teach History, Geography and R.E , from 1st September 2021.

Do you have the enthusiasm for teaching and learning that motivates students?

If so, we are looking to appoint a colleague who is:-

• A talented and dynamic teacher to inspire our students from KS3 and KS4

• Highly motivated, innovative and committed to achieving outstanding results

• A qualified teacher and a good/outstanding practitioner

• Keen to join a highly collaborative faculty with excellent resources

NQTs welcome to apply.

Visits to the Academy are welcomed and encouraged.

Please send your completed Application forms to Recruitment@bwaf.net by 12 noon Friday 2nd April 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We operate DBS safeguarding procedures.

Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement.

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