Science Technician

Key Information

Location: New College Pontefract

Salary: Band E, Point 6 to 9, of the Support Staff Spine (FTE £22,735 - £24442, Actual Salary £19,198 - £20,639) A recruitment and retention allowance may be available for an outstanding candidate.

Contract Type: Full Time, Term Time Only

Contract Term: Permanent


Closing Date: Sunday 3rd December

Interview Date: Monday 11th December

About this Opportunity

An Exciting Opportunity to Join an Outstanding Team!

We are currently seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Science Technician to support the smooth running of science teaching. Working flexibly as part of a small team across all sciences, you will be responsible for preparing equipment and laboratories for practical classes, assisting with demonstrations and maintaining equipment and resources. The successful candidate must have an understanding of Chemistry and/or Physics to A Level standard as well as previous practical experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our dynamic and welcoming team at the forefront of the sector, and to make a real difference to the education and aspirations of the young people in the local community.  New College Pontefract delivers primarily A Level provision, alongside a range of Applied General qualifications and GCSE Maths.

New College is an outstanding place to work and study, regularly near the top of UK sixth form college results tables and awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2023.  The personal development of students is as important to the college as their academic journey and every member of staff plays their part to make this happen. With over 2500 students, New College Pontefract is the founding member of the New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT).

NCLT has a dynamic, positive and supportive culture for staff and students, with an enviable reputation for staff career progression and development. You will join a focused and driven team, committed to providing the highest standards of education and service.

The Trust currently comprises of three 16-19 Colleges, one Secondary School and three Primary Schools.

Why Work for Us?

  • NCLT was crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ at the 2023 MAT Excellence Awards – these national awards celebrate the very best performers from over one thousand MATs across the country
  • A strong commitment to staff wellbeing as outlined in our staff wellbeing charter
  • Access to high quality professional training, both in-house and externally, to support your professional development
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Additional benefits such as a cycle to work scheme and a technology scheme
  • A culture of self-reflection and improvement to meet the needs of our staff

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you.

Applications should be submitted to

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