Science Technician, Crowborough

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Beacon AcademyCrowborough

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Start date: asap
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


Science Technician 

16.5 hours per week, term time only 

Single Status Grade 4, currently £17,173 - £17,681 full time equivalent 

We are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in a successful, thriving and supportive 11-18 Academy making a positive contribution to our Science department as a Science Technician. Working as part of our technician’s team you will be predominantly supporting Physics, but at times, support Chemistry and Biology. Training is available for the right candidate. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and a genuine desire to help contribute positively to the life of our young people.

We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1300 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behavior, safeguarding and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

In 2017 we achieved our best ever A-Level and GCSE results which now place Beacon Academy as the top performing school in Sussex and in the top 3% of schools nationally. Furthermore, in June 2017 we were one of only sixty-five schools nationwide to be awarded National Teaching School and National Support School designations, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education and a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council.

The role is for 16.5 hours per week, term time only. Working days will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Working hours are negotiable. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 4, currently £17,173 - £17,681 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary would be £6,639 - £6,945. 

Deadline for applications: 10am on Friday 21 September 2018

If you would like more information on this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email in the first instance. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references.

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More about Beacon Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Beeches Site, North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1892 603000
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