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  • Closing date

    29 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,475 - £23,194 actual (£25,000 to £27,000 FTE) depending on experience

Lead Science Technician job summary

We are a group of schools based in East Bournemouth catering for students age 4-18 across our four schools. Avonwood Primary School is a standalone primary facility based next door to our Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies where students share a campus and are taught in predominantly single sex classes. When students reach our United Sixth Form, mixed classes are reinstated. We believe this diamond model of education recognises that as boys and girls reach their teenage years, they approach their learning differently allowing us to get the most out of every student.

The Academies advocate a coaching culture, where teachers develop as reflective practitioners, utilising shared best practice and evidence based teaching and learning initiatives. In-house CPD is extensive and high quality, with professional learning communities utilising local university support, to carry out action research in cross-faculty groups.

Pastoral care is superb, with a highly trained team that are morally driven and extremely effective. We encourage students to develop their skills through the provision of educational opportunities which enable young minds to play a part in creating a future which has opportunities for all and encourages aspiration and determination.

The Academies are undergoing a transformational journey and are part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group we achieve more by sharing than any single school could.


Start Date: ASAP depending on pre-employment checks

37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday, Term time plus inset days (39 working weeks plus 5.67 weeks paid holiday)

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and skilled Lead Science Technician to support our Science Department.

The role will entail preparing practical sessions and supporting the Science Department to deliver the highest quality lessons for our students. The post would suit someone who wants to work with a dynamic team of science teachers to support the delivery of an excellent science provision and who has a desire to work with young people.

The responsibilities will involve assisting the Head of Science with the day-to-day running of the science preparation room, with the post holder leading the provision of technical support to the Science Department. A good standard of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills will be required.

About you

The successful candidate will:

  • have previous experience working as a Science Technician in either an educational setting or in a research-based role,
  • have a love of science and an enthusiasm to support our students to achieve their very best outcomes
  • knowledge of relevant health and safety requirements within science
  • knowledge of CLEAPSS practice
  • take great pride in your quality of work
  • you will be highly motivated and have excellent team work

The right candidate may be less experienced in some of these areas, but they would be keen to learn and develop which would be shown in their enthusiasm, ability to seek advice, think on their feet, problem solve and progress.

We can offer you: 

  • access to an Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • over 250 employee exclusive benefits through our partners, Perkbox, including access to discounted cinema tickets, holidays and gym memberships, car leasing and Cycle2work schemes 
  • access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. 
  • occupational sick pay, protecting you and your family 
  • continuous Professional Development options that will be tailored to your needs 
  • competitive maternity, paternity and adoption benefits

Avonbourne Academies are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.   

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.   

Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor a VISA application for this particular role as it is not one of the shortage occupations listed on the UK Governments website at this current time.

Note – We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their application as soon as possible. No further applications will be accepted once closed.  

To apply, please complete the online application form.  

For more information about this role please contact:  


Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 29th January 2023

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About Avonbourne Girls Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
916 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Avonbourne Girls' and Boys' Academies are based in Bournemouth and provide secondary education from KS3 through to KS5.

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