This job expired on 5 October 2023

  • Start date details

    We are looking to appoint as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored



Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week plus 5 Inset Days plus 7 Additional Days

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade G - Actual Salary £18,973 - £23,178

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint, as soon as possible, a Lead Science Technician to oversee the general management of the science preparation areas and to provide a comprehensive support service to staff and students undertaking the science curriculum. You will be joining an innovative and constantly improving science department which has student achievement and progress at the centre of all it does.

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school in beautiful West Cornwall, committed to ensuring the highest quality of education for all our students. Ofsted (Inspection May 2023) judged the school as ‘good’ and stated, “The relationships between adults and pupils are a strength. As a result, pupils have positive attitudes towards school. Pupils respect their school environment. Many speak with confidence and enthusiasm about their experiences at school and their plans for the future”.

What the school offers its staff

A school with a genuine family atmosphere.

  • The successful candidate can be assured of our full support in pursuit of their career goals. The development of staff is fundamental to raising standards and our high-quality programme of whole school professional development is supplemented with input from our highly experienced and successful team.
  • The full range of staff well-being and support can be found in our policy available on the school website, but includes:

o Access to Health and Wellbeing support through the ‘Schools Advisory Service’ including 24-hour GP access, Physiotherapy, some private Medical operations, Counselling & Mindfulness and Staff wellbeing clinics.

o Termly wellbeing events where staff can learn a new craft, socialize and generally ‘have fun’ as a community!

o Flexible working options in pursuit of a work/life balance

o An ‘open door’ policy to ensure staff are able to easily seek advice, share thoughts and help us develop our policy and practice.

  • Access to the Cornwall Council ‘One and All Employee Benefits’ including ‘Techscheme’, Cycle to Work scheme, Discounted memberships and 'on-line’ and ‘in-store’ discounts including major high street stores.

Further details about the role

The Lead Science Technician will purchase resources, ensure their availability to staff, and lead in the preparation of materials for classes, setting up practicals and supporting lessons. It is expected that successful applicants will be proactive, self-directing and able to work under their own initiative, as well as having sound ICT skills. You will be required to achieve complete familiarity with the Science Department’s health and safety procedures and will be responsible for keeping up to date with any changes to these procedures in order to produce risk assessments for the department.

As a school that values staff and their development, there will also be an opportunity to be involved in the varied extra-curricular activities that we provide for students, such as our many STEM initiatives and Science experiences.

Commitment to safeguarding

Humphry Davy School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to pre employment checks which include applying for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Humphry Davy School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
809 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Humphry Davy School is situated in beautiful West Cornwall and is committed to ensuring the highest quality of education for all our students. Ofsted (Short Inspection November 2016) judged the school as ‘good’ and stated, “Across the school we found that pupils were very keen to learn. Pupils we spoke with enjoy coming to school and feel that they are making good progress. Pupils are well-mannered and keen to tell visitors how good the school is and how it keeps them safe”. A more recent visit in July 2022 by the LA education effectiveness team highlighted how staff create a positive atmosphere and inclusive ethos, leading to all students having a sense of belonging to the Humphry Davy Community.
We look forward to the publication of the most recent report, following inspection in May 2023

Arranging a visit to Humphry Davy School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email MFrost@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk.

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