About the role: Are you an experienced Science Technician working with industry or within an education environment, and are seeking progression in our career? If so, we have the ideal opportunity for you. The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy has a rare opportunity to appoint a suitably experienced Senior Science Technician to join and lead a well-motivated and successful team within the Science Learning Area, ideal for someone looking for a term-time position with plenty of scope for development. We require applicants to have a minimum qualification of an A Level in science or equivalent, and/or appropriate industry experience (Chemistry and Physics in particular would be advantageous). This role is a great opportunity for a current Technician who is keen to join an academy with a STEM specialism and work with state-of-the-art facilities and resources.
Our successful candidate will receive:
- The opportunity to work within a department where our teaching staff are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about their subject area
- Fantastic opportunities for training and development within the academy and across the wider Trust
- An excellent opportunity for those strongly considering a career in teaching as training routes may be made available in the future
- We invite interested applicants to consult the Job Description by clicking here.
Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities originally for Key Stage 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that are emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.
In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this. Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar. Having IB Status will enable us to further develop the mid-years programme (MYP) for our Key Stage 3 students and thus providing a joined-up pathway from ages 11 to 19. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners. Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks, including a DBS check, which are in place across the Trust.