Senior Science Technician, Burton on Trent, DE13 0LL

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The de Ferrers AcademyBurton on Trent, DE13 0LL

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: DFT Grade 4 £19,554 - £20,751 (FTE) per annum (actual salary: £16,905 - £17,940)
Contract term: Permanent

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

  • Delivering a high-quality education 
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
  • Establishing and developing robust governance
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability
  • Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

About Our School

We are proud to base our approach to learning on an “Aspire and Achieve” ethos. We benefit from a strong local reputation which is the reason we have increased our admission number to 410. Our expansion has been facilitated by the acquisition of a third site for our popular Sixth Form in the town centre. This has led to a re-organisation of our students, with Year 7 and Year 8 educated at the Dove Campus and Years 9-11 at the Trent Campus, which are half a mile apart. 

We were delighted by our January 2017 Ofsted inspection which emphasised the outstanding aspects of our work, including high levels of progress and attainment. We value our staff team, and this is reflected in the wide range of professional development opportunities which are offered both internally and externally. In recent years, we have developed an international reputation for learning technologies, becoming both an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre; we provide a 1-to-1 iPad programme for all students in Year 9 - Year 13.

The Role

The de Ferrers Academy has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the Science Department. The position will be 37 hours per week, term time only.

This post offers a varied and rewarding role within the Academy, working under the guidance of senior staff providing technical support/expertise to the Science Faculty.   Duties will include:

  • Preparation of materials as directed, distribution of apparatus and clearing away equipment;
  • Setting up and trying out experiments prior to lessons, assessments and examinations;
  • Assisting staff in practical lessons, preparation of teaching aids, maintaining apparatus;
  • To deputise for the Lead Science Technician;
  • To deputise as Health & Safety representative for the Science Faculty, and attend Health & Safety meetings as required;
  • To assist with Line Management of Science Technicians.

Qualifications or equivalent experience at NVQ 3 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (LATA) Educational or NVQ3 Laboratory Technicians working in education or C&G Advanced Science Technician would be an advantage.

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes: 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Taste Card;
  • Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and much more, with different offers each month;
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on-site. 


We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. Prospective candidates are very welcome to tour our Academy and meet with members of the faculty as well as with our students. Please call us on 01283 247700 to arrange a convenient time.

To Apply

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you.

Click the ‘Quick Apply’ button to complete your application.

Closing date: 9.00am on Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Interview date: Wednesday, 18th December 2019  

You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept CVs.

If you do not hear back after five working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK. 

More about The de Ferrers Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Trent Campus, St. Mary's Drive, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1283 247700