Science Technician

Weston Favell Academy (Northampton)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 per annum (pro rata £16,430 - £16,758)

We are looking to recruit a Science Technician to provide technical support within the Academy.

The role:

Working closely with the Science department staff, your duties will include the effective preparation of rooms and resources required for demonstrations and practical lessons in both subjects, as well as managing displays and interior spaces within the department.  You will also be responsible for purchasing materials and resources within the allocated budget.

You will need to have knowledge of COSHH and ESCC regulations in relation to the safe handling and storage of chemicals as well as knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, specifically in relation to working within a school environment. A science interest/background and other relevant qualifications are desirable.

About Us

Weston Favell Academy is making substantial improvements in all areas and you will be joining a very experienced and diverse team.  In addition, our growing Sixth Form is sending ever increasing numbers of students onto prestigious universities and high quality apprenticeships as our results improve.  This is the second consecutive year of significant improvements and we are confident this upward trend will continue. 

It is our goal to equip young people with the qualifications, skills and characteristics that will help them to achieve their aspirations.  Our motto, ‘Be Inspired’, is demonstrated throughout our curriculum.  We are a supportive team, committed to ensuring that our learners fulfil their potential despite any barriers they may face. We are looking for equally passionate practitioners to join our team.

Located on the outskirts of Northampton, we are situated in a great part of the country. Northampton has a £20billion economy and sits at the heart of one of four designated Growth Areas in England, with big plans for housing and the economy. With plenty of countryside on the doorstep it’s surprising that it’s only an hour away from London.

The Trust:

The academy is part of the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) which has a proven track record in school improvement. The Trust provides centralised services and support to enable staff to focus on teaching. Being part of the Trust means that we are able to share specialist best practice and work collaboratively with colleagues in other academies.

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this position.