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Senior Science Technician - Term Time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-244-S
  • Posted:24/03/2023
  • Pay:AR07 £23,988-£27,674 (£21,162 - £24,414 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are seeking to appoint a Senior 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 lead our team of technicians across the secondary schools 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, preferably either as a Science technician already, or with some experience of leading others.
  • have experience of working as a team, supporting and motivating other members of the team
  • 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
  • a Trust which takes student and faculty welfare seriously
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health providing access to healthcare services such as Medical Diagnostics, Medical Treatment and Surgery, Physiotherapy, 24/7 GP and Mental Health helplines.

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

For any informal enquiries or to discuss this post please contact eleanor.stokes@turnerschools.com

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early due to volume of applications.


Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary • Folkestone Academy • Morehall Primary • Martello Primary • Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

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. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    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 Legislation.