External Advert

The following job has been advertised on Greater Jobs and our website.

Estates Maintenance Officer (Joinery)                                  

Permanent, Full-time (36hrs 40 mins per week), Full year, To commence as soon as possible.

The College is seeking to appoint an Estates Maintenance Officer (Joinery) to join the estates team in providing a safe, secure and well-maintained working environment for College students and staff. This follows the promotion of the current post holder to position of Facilities Manager at Oldham Sixth Form College. The main duties of this role will be to provide routine building maintenance and development of the site in particular to provide joinery maintenance support and assisting in the provision of security arrangements within the College.

We are looking for a reliable and committed individual with some experience of premises maintenance.

The role requires working on a rota system covering shifts 5.30 am – 1.20pm, 7.00am – 2.50 pm, 12- 7.50pm

Salary: Points 25-27, of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, which is currently £20,458 – £21,814 per annum (dependent upon qualifications and experience) plus an on-call allowance.

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 1st March 2019.

Provisional Interview Date: w/c Monday 4th March.

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Good luck and best wishes for the future to Jo Adkin (JAN) – Progress Tutor who left last week.

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Marking registers from Student Services

Please ensure all your registers are marked and up to date for this half term before the end of tomorrow. We are aware of a couple of issue with registers:

  • where students have joined, left and re-joined workshops
  • where staff changes have taken place for classes

Whereby staff are receiving automated notifications from Cedar related to unmarked registers. If this applies to you, please don’t worry about these as we are aware of this issue and are in the process of finding ways to resolve it. In the meantime, please ignore these messages from Cedar and ensure all other registers are marked and complete.

Many thanks

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Briefing notes 2019.02.13 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2019.02.13

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LGBT History Month from Hayley Charlesworth

February is LGBT History Month and the Love Is Love group are doing a number of activities to celebrate the event.

Look out for the Equality Hearts that will be displayed around the College on Valentine’s Day.

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British Science Week 6th -17th March 2019 from Kathryn Parkinson

A celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The OSFC Science centre will be running a variety of activities that you could get involved in. Below are some to start thinking about and applying for.

1.Fastbleep course 

Fastbleep Schools, a non-profit group of student doctors and nurses at the University of Manchester aim to improve social mobility through medicine and healthcare. A free 3-hour session involves teaching students clinical skills like basic life support, suturing and laparoscopic surgical simulation, as well as providing advice on how to get into medical school, interview tips and what makes a good medical/nursing student. Priority given to science students with a good record of attendance and effort.

When: 6th March or 13th March 1pm -4pm 

Where: Here at OSFC

Essential for: Yr 12 or 13 students hoping to study medicine, paramedics or nursing.  

To secure your place go to science centre reception give your name, T number and subjects studied to Lesley asap. Places are limited. 

2.Primary Science Opportunity closing date applies

Would you like to run a fun science experiment with a small group of primary school children during British Science Week 2018? Its a great experience and will look fabulous on your personal statement whatever you are applying for.

When: 8th -17th March various times during the college day

Where: Primary lab ground floor of the Science centre

Full training given you dont have to study science it may be you are interested in primary teaching. 

Essential for: Yr 12 or 13 students wanting to go into teaching, science, both teaching and science or not sure what they want to do but want the experience on their application.  

To apply write a short paragraph as to why you are interested and give into Lesley at the science reception desk, make sure your full name and T number is included. Deadline: 1st March 4.15pm. 

3. Mentoring opportunity.closing date 8th March 4.15pm

Manchester University Phd students are looking to mentor a small group of yr 12 science students through the coming months of applications. If you are interested in chemistry, physics or you study these subjects and you are not sure what you want to do after college this is for you. The Phd students will work with you to help you make decisions about your future and give you work experience in the Manchester University labs, which specialise in research for materials in extreme environments. This is a great way to get stand out in order to get offers for the best apprenticeships or from the top universities.

When: Meet the mentors 13th March 

Where: Here at OSFC 12.10pm room 313. 

Essential for: Yr 12 Students studying chemistry or physics who want to go into this field or are not sure what they want to do. Extended vocational science included. 

To apply write a short paragraph introducing yourself to the mentors and tell them why they should pick you. Hand into Lesley at the science reception desk, make sure your full name and T number is included. Deadline: 8th March 4.15pm. 

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5 by 5 from Liz Ramsay

This weeks 5 by 5, Thursday 14th Feb, will take place in the training room (52). If you have any classroom hacks/good practice that you would like to share, please come along and bring your lunch for half an hour. There have been some really good tips and tricks shared recently.

We are always on the lookout for “quick wins,” which other teachers can take back to their classroom to start using immediately, so really easy, accessible stuff!

If you have anything you would like to share please email Liz Ramsay – ery@osfc.ac.uk so that I can add you to the list.

Can I remind all NQT’s and trainees that they are expected to attend.

Many thanks

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The Know Feb Half Term Opening from Corinne Walker

Mon 18/2, Tues, 19/2, Wed 20/2 – open 9.30-3.30

Thurs 21/2 & Fri 22/2 – closed

No ID card = No entry, Café area will be closed.



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New business and hello from Jill Wilson

Hi All,

I think its just about OK to still wish you all a Happy New Year. I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for such a lovely send off for me at Christmas, I feel very lucky to have worked with such wonderful colleagues and friends. Thank you sooooo much as well for my Titanic Spa vouchers, my husband and I are going at the end of the month!!

I have started my new job and enjoying the challenge of growing the business and I’m learning constantly…. my brain aches most evenings, which can only be a good thing!

Many of you asked if I could drop you details of the new business, so here is the link for you to have a look. We are a small business but offer some great advice when it comes to mortgages, life cover, home insurance, critical illness cover. Abi (who I work with) has been voted the Best Mortgage Advisor in the North West at the National Mortgage Advisor awards for 2018 so its definitely worth dropping us a note if you’re moving house or remortgaging or want to review your life cover, we’d love to help you.

Here’s the link:

Nest Financial Services

Keep smiling….. not long till half term.

With all my love and warmest wishes to you all.

Jill Wilson

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Briefing notes 2019.02.06 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2019.02.06

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