9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    31 October 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,294.00 - £25,979.00 per annum FTE (£13,882.00 - £15,047.00 per annum pro rata)

Science Technician job summary

Join our team of dedicated support staff and become an essential part of the educational journey of our pupils, ensuring their success and wellbeing! 


What does this role involve?  


We’re seeking a fantastic Science Technician to become part of our team at Carleton High School. As a technician, you will play a crucial role in supporting the teaching and learning of our students by providing practical support in the Science department. To be successful in your application, you must demonstrate flexibility and initiative, and show that you have the skills to motivate, engage and inspire students, whilst actively contributing to the high expectations and achievements of the school. 

Previous experience is not necessary as extensive training will be provided. The role does not require a teaching qualification but is suitable for those considering teacher training in the future. 

This is a permanent, 25 hours per week, term time plus two days contract, equating to 192 working days per year. 


Some of your key duties will include: 

  • Supporting learning by setting up and clearing down after practical lessons. 
  • Supporting learning activities, under the guidance and direction of the teacher. 
  • Supporting the use of equipment and materials, as required by staff, or as the curriculum requires. 
  • Maintaining and monitoring stock levels and preparing requisitions for equipment, following Trust guidelines and processes. 
  • Creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly, and productive working environment, including any stock rooms. 
  • Where required, demonstrating safe and effective use of equipment or materials. 


About us 

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools. Our mission is running high quality, high achieving schools that give our children and young people the chance in life they deserve.  Renowned for our commitment to excellence, the Trust has achieved remarkable success, with five of our primary schools ranking within the top 1% nationally for progress. Additionally, our secondary schools feature among the top three secondary schools in the Wakefield district.  In a testament to our dedication to educational excellence, De Lacy Primary School was recognised as an 'Outstanding' school across all categories by Ofsted in March 2024, underscoring our unwavering pursuit of high standards. 


Why choose Carleton High School? 

Carleton High School is a warm and welcoming school, where there is a strong community feel. We are an exceptionally high achieving school, with academic outcomes for progress consistently being significantly over national. The class of 2023 achieved the highest results in the school's history, securing its place as the second top-performing high school in the Wakefield local authority and is within the top 7% of schools nationally. Within the DNA of the school is the core focus to improve life chances for our students. Our students uphold values of respect, responsibility, determination, and excellence which enable them to become the best versions of themselves. 


What can we offer you?   

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:  

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities 
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS). 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).  
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.  
  • Cycle to work scheme.  
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters). 
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2 
  • Free flu vaccinations. 


Next steps: 

Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access the Carleton High School website.   

We are always thrilled to connect with potential applicants before interviews. If you're curious to learn more or would like to experience the warmth of our wonderful school through a visit, please feel free to reach out at admin@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk or give us a call at 01977 781555. 

To apply for this role and view a job specification please visit the Trust website at www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/vacancies 

Completed application forms should be returned via the Face-Ed system no later than 10am on Thursday 27th June 2024. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  

We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Carleton High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1025 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Carleton High School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been named as the most improved school in the North of England, according to the Fairer Secondary Schools Index, published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. One of our top priorities is to attract exceptional staff to Carleton High School, and we continue to recruit a number of highly gifted employees to join our team.

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