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Science Technician - Term Time

The Victory Academy , Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-6907-342S
  • Posted:22/11/2022
  • Pay:Pro rata salary £21,976 - £25,780
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:04/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:ASAP


PLEASE NOTE: This employer does not accept applications via Kent Teach, please apply directly by visiting - Career Opportunity · Thinking Schools Academy Trust (tsatrust.org.uk)


Science Technician

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 4 £25,743 - £30,198 (Pro rata salary £23,105 - £27,104 for hours and weeks stated)

Permanent, 37 hours a week (8AM-4PM) , Term Time + 10 days (40 weeks a year)

PLEASE NOTE : Whilst this is a full time role we are willing to consider part time applications  of a minimum of 3 days per a week.


We are currently recruiting for a Science Technician to join The Victory Academy. Successful applicants will be able to provide general and practical support in science laboratories and provide high quality support to the senior science technician and science teaching staff.  

“Staff universally feel well supported by leaders” Ofsted 2020

The Victory Academy is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a mixed Comprehensive School for students of all ability ranges, where everyone works and learns within its caring and supportive environment.  Victory is a school for the local community, and we seek opportunities for students to develop as local citizens and serve and support our surrounding charities, industries and families. 

What you will need to succeed:

  • An enthusiasm for Science and for helping young people to be their best selves
  • A willingness to learn and the confidence to develop professionally
  • An understanding of safe working practice in the science department and the determination to ensure that these practices are met
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programmes, including Office
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A strong commitment to supporting science education for students aged 11-18
  • A willingness to work with students to ensure they feel safe and supported in science lessons
  • A willingness to keep up-to-date with CLEAPSS and HSE guidance and to take part in necessary training
  • A professional and flexible approach that ensures we put the students’ experience first

What you need to do now:

>Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal chat with the line manager of this position please contact the Kealy Davidson – k.davidson@tsatrust.org.uk 

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site, please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

“The Victory Academy is a welcoming and caring school. Staff-pupil relationships are strong. This means that pupils recognise that the school has ‘got their back’ and has their best interests at heart, even those who do not find learning easy. Pupils celebrate and respect difference. One pupil summed this up, saying, ‘You can be who you want to be here.’” Ofsted 2023

We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. One of our many strengths is having a strong programme of arts education, including a Platinum Artsmark award which is held by less than 1% of schools in England.

We are focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that our students will achieve their academic potential regardless of their starting points, and be dynamic members of society when they leave the Academy.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.