Science Technician, Leeds

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Co-op Academy PriesthorpeLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £19,554 - £21,166(B3 (SCP7 - SCP11) + amazing benefits!)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you interested in a career in science and want to work within a fantastic secondary school and gain valuable school-based experience?

Maybe you have prior experience in labs or whilst at university and would like to transfer this into a school setting?

We’re looking for a Science Technician to join our team 37 hours per week, term time only +5 days. Actual term time only starting salary of: £16,650 (this will increase each year to the top of the B3 scale) 

As a Science Technician you will manage and maintain teaching resources in the science faculty. You will also co-ordinate the use and maintenance of practical resources and facilities, and provide advice in meeting the practical needs of the science curriculum.

At the top of your game, you’ll have strong organisational skills, collaborate effectively with other adults and work constructively as part of a team. You’ll need to be an enthusiastic team player with the ability to use initiative, work independently and stay organised.

You’ll do all this whilst capturing the spirit of our vision and values and whilst role-modelling exceptional professional behaviours.

All staff, teachers and support, are responsible for a coaching group of students which they meet with for 1.5 hours over a week. Full training is offered and you will be buddied up with a teaching member of staff. This adds a very rewarding element to this role.

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe is situated in Pudsey and just 15 minutes from both Leeds and Bradford centre with places for 1250 students and 130 staff. The Academy has a very special ethos, which visitors continue to comment on. Equity and equality are key drivers for us in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to excel within a highly inclusive and supportive community.

Why us? 

What our team does really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your well-being, or your family, in or outside work. From career progression and working and making a difference within your local community, to a whole range of financial discounts and benefits, working at Co-op Academies Trust isn’t just your standard job.

Benefits include:

  • Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 5% Co-op discount
  • Employee well-being committee with a dedicated health and well-being day
  • Co-operative credit union
  • Health-care cash-back scheme
  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans
  • Bi-weekly team newsletter to keep you up to date with staff news

Our Values

We follow the Co-op’s ‘Ways of Being’ which are:

Succeed together – Co-operating is what makes us different; we’re better and stronger when we work together.

Be yourself, always – We bring our best self to the academy, so that we each contribute and respect others for doing the same. Of course, being yourself isn’t about excusing poor behaviours that contradict our other Ways of Being Co-op.

Do what matters most – What matters most is ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes.

Show you care – We care about our Trust, our colleagues, our students, their parents, our Co-op and communities, now and for the future.

If you believe in our values and have experience for this role, we would love to hear from you!

Visits to the school are strongly welcomed. Please contact Jessica Poulter, HR Advisor or Rebeka Gupta Faculty Leader of Science on 0113 2574115 to arrange.

Closing date for applications: Monday 24th February 

Interviews will take place on: w/c Monday 24th February 

How to apply

Please complete PARTA and PARTB application forms attached  and either submit through TES or email back to

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

More about Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Priesthorpe Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5SG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 257 4115
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Co-op Academy Priesthorpe in Leeds, is an 11-18 Academy with a Sixth Form and an intake of over 1000 students and around 140 staff. Originally a co-operative foundation school and part of the Leeds Co-operative School’s Network, they joined the Co-op...