Science Technician, Bradford

Closing date:

Grange Technology CollegeBradford
Date posted:
Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,842.18 pa - £16,730.11 pa (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Science Technician – Science Department – Grange Technology College

£15,842.18 pa - £16,730.11 pa (actual salary)

Permanent. Level 2. NJC 14 – 17

Term Time only plus 3 weeks

37 hours per week.

(Core hours 7.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 3pm Friday, however during the course of your employment flexibility may be required with regards to your exact start/finish times to ensure the needs of The Trust continue to be met).

What is our Job Opportunity? We have an immediate vacancy for a Science Technician to join our well-resourced Science Department. You will provide an efficient and effective support service to teachers focused on the practical and technical aspects of the Science Curriculum. The successful applicant will have previous laboratory experience and/or a background in science along with the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will be able to work to tight deadlines and have the ability to communicate successfully with staff and students.

So what can we offer?  Grange is a secondary academy located at the Southfield Grange Campus in the city of Bradford.  We serve some of the most disadvantaged students in the country and can offer a unique and rewarding environment for committed and highly skilled professionals who are interested in pursuing an extraordinary challenge in teaching.  

Why now and why here? Let’s be honest, in May 2016 Grange was graded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted and placed into special measures.  We are now under new, experienced leadership who have a track record of success in similar circumstances.  Now is the time to do things differently and better and the work is well underway.  We have now received three monitoring visits by Ofsted who on all three occasions confirmed that “leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.” The subsequent Ofsted monitoring letters give detailed evidence of our progress against a rigorous school improvement plan which is being constantly evaluated and reviewed.  Read the letters in full at www.southfieldgrange.org.uk/grangeofsted

We know where we stand and have high aspirations to turn the school around to a grading of ‘good’ within two years.  Our progress since May 2016 demonstrates that with the right people, a systematic approach and consistent application we will achieve this aim.  This is a time of great opportunity at Grange to be part of a journey and to achieve the ultimate aim of giving our students the very best start in life; the start they deserve.  Get on board now because our school is back on track and we are going places.

Want to find out more?  Find us online or pay us a visit: A core focus of our turnaround plan is to be open and engaging. We have nothing to hide, we take pride in what we do and are committed to sharing information and celebrating our achievements.  We encourage potential applicants to visit and look around the school. Please contact our HR Team if you would like to arrange this: 01274 779662 or if you would like to make arrangements for you to hold an informal discussion with the Curriculum Leader. 

For more information on this role please refer to the attached information.  In addition to submitting the Application Form, please ensure you complete the Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form and email this to:  hr@southfieldgrange.org.uk 

In the meantime, please feel free to learn more about us by visiting our website www.southfieldgrange.org.uk, following us on Twitter @GrangeTech or finding us on Facebook www.facebook.com/grangetechnologycollege 

Closing date:                                                   Midnight, Sunday 23 September 2018

Recruitment Selection date:                Friday 28th September 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable young people and expect all staff, casual workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practices and procedures are in place to ensure a robust safeguarding culture.  The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and vetting check.  As required a “Teachers Prohibition Check”, “Section 128 Management check” and “EEA teacher regulatory authority restriction check” will be undertaken. References will be undertaken and proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required before any employment starts. 



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