Science Technician

Leeds West Academy

Grade: B1 £18,933 to £19,698

(Pro rata salary £17,439 to £18,143) £17,122)

Hours: 37 Hours per week, term time only plus 20 days

Accountable to: Senior Science Technician


Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community and a strong and safe culture, a place where staff and students can thrive. We were judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 because teaching is strong, the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled and because our results have improved year-on-year since 2016. In 2020, our students secured the best results in the school’s history. In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.

Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work. We are a caring and supportive community, as part of White Rose Academies Trust and ground-breaking Luminate Education Group, we benefit from exceptional CPD like no other in the City. A broad, varied and highly bespoke package is well-established, driven by the latest in educational research focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage. Colleagues train with us, they grow with us and they progress with us.

Our academy predominantly serves the community of Bramley in Leeds. We are oversubscribed and popular within our community. More families are choosing Leeds West Academy as first-choice for their children than ever before.

Our students are amazing; they are generally respectful young people who embrace diversity and have a strong sense of fairness. We benefit from world-class facilities, and are accommodated in a £30 million building, which opened in late 2011. Staff and students at the academy benefit from a bright, modern, heavily resourced learning environment, which is highly flexible to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Science Technician to provide high quality technical support to staff & students within the science department.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All ordering, storing and distribution of materials and equipment for science lessons, including a wide range of practical equipment

  • Provide technical support for teaching staff and students in the Science area including supporting with practical demonstrations in lessons when needed

  • Construct/set up and modify apparatus where necessary, testing and maintaining apparatus and electrical equipment to ensure they are in good working order

  • Preparing stocks of chemical solutions as required for science lessons

  • Helping to ensure all stock is maintained and this will include sourcing, costing and finding economical alternatives to maintain the relevant stock within the area as well as overseeing the safe storage of items as required by health and safety policies

  • Checking and clearing/cleaning of all practical areas in science

  • Reprographics as required by the department

  • Production of teaching materials/resources and displays as directed

  • Ensure supply teachers are given the set work and relevant resources and that these are checked in at the end of the session

  • To carry out all duties with strict adherence to the Health & Safety Policy of the academy and relevant national requirements, including remaining up-to-date with health and safety updates from CLEAPPS

The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent at grade C or above, including maths and English, with excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills and experience of working as part of a team. They will also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with a wide range of young people. We will consider part time hours for the right candidate and would ask you to specify on your application form if this applies to you and the hours that you are able to work.

Part of White Rose Academies Trust, Leeds West Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of ‘World Class’.

We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

The trust currently employs over 500 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as World Class within five years.

White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group, other members include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The Group provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2022, 9am

Shortlisting Date: Monday 6th June 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 6th June 2022

Start Date: ASAP

For more information, please visit our website at

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.


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