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Senior Science Technician - The Discovery Academy

The Discovery Academy
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Level 6, Actual Salary (£23,110 - £25,165)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

Principal: Ms J Schofield

                                                                                                                                                                     Required: As Soon As Possible


Senior Science Technician

37 Hours Per Week, Term Time

Level 6, Actual Salary (£23,110 - £25,165)


The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic energetic Senior Science Technician to join a highly motivated Science Faculty. The successful candidate will prepare materials and equipment for lessons, and support teachers in the delivery of practical work. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and management skills. Applicants should be reliable, well organised, hardworking, adaptable and able to work on their own initiative. The applicant should hold either a NVQ Level 3 for Laboratory Technicians working in Education, a City & Guilds Science Laboratory Technician Advanced Certificate or relevant experience.


At the Discovery Academy our purpose is that we are committed to "delivering ambitious, high-quality teaching and learning every lesson, every day that overcomes inequality and allows every student to achieve success".  As an Academy we have created a culture around our core values of Pride, Respect and Commitment to ensure high expectations, positive relationships, and support for all students.  We believe having high expectations of behaviour and attitudes enables teachers to teach and students to develop in a caring, supportive environment.



The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £2 million additional teaching facility, as well as the benefits a large Academy can offer, such as a comprehensive professional development and leadership opportunities. The Alpha Academies Trust offers a benefits package which includes a discounted gym membership, free on-site parking, subsidised meals and Cyclescheme.


Alpha Academies are committed to staff development and all staff are encouraged to be members of the Chartered College of Teaching. This is financed by the Trust and colleagues are encouraged to access their resources and embark upon their qualifications.


The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service, as well as an online social media check along with other stringent vetting and induction processes. Please note, references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates prior to the interview.


If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, 


Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at


Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 


The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to quoting the job reference number detailed above.


Closing Date for this Post: Friday 1st December 2023 at 9:00am

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed


To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 - List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at:

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