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Science Technician - Term Time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-515S
  • Posted:24/03/2023
  • Pay:AR05 £20,300 - £22,436(£17,909 - £19,793 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are seeking to appoint a Science Technician to support and work with our committed and developing Science Department.  We are in an exciting phase of development at Folkestone Academy and have just partnered with Turner Free School to become the Turner School science department.   We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our department to support our pupils in receiving an exciting and informative practical based curriculum. 

The ideal candidates will...

  • have a willingness to engage with pupils and experience of working in an educational setting. This position would suit an individual from a science related background or a science graduate.
  • have the ability to respond to a flexible working environment with tight deadlines 
  • be dedicated to improving pupil progress and raising attainment
  • value our warm-strict environment
  • be reflective and keen to learn, taking on and responding to regular feedback 
  • be excited to work with our young people and to help them achieve their best

In return, we can offer...

  • fabulous students who work hard and who want to learn
  • a dedicated team leader to support you throughout your time working with us
  • a warm and welcoming team of teachers and associate staff, who are always willing to go above and beyond to support our students, and one another
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference and be part of our continuing journey by being part of our exciting and crucial new provision

For our values and ethos, please visit our website www.folkestoneacademy.com

Term Time + 2 additional weeks (To include INSET days)

37 hours per week - 8am - 4pm

Part time/flexible hours considered for the right candidate. Please include your preference of working hours in your covering letter/application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.


Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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 Education.