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Science Technician

Vacancy Ref: TWAS22

Salary:  Grade 5 (£23,893 – FTE) – Actual £20,894.90 (full time)

Hours: Full-time or part-time available

Required:  As soon as possible

Status: Permanent


The Whitehaven Academy is part of Cumbria Education Trust. CET is a growing multi-academy trust based in Cumbria; and is committed to creating outstanding, innovative and inspiring learning environments for our schools and their communities. The successful candidate will be joining CET at an exciting time, as we continue to build on our successes and move forward on our journey to establish ourselves as one of the highest performing MATs in the North of England.

This is a really exciting opportunity to join The Whitehaven Academy at a pivotal time for its future. There has been significant financial investment to redevelop the school with state-of-the-art new facilities combined with our recent glowing Ofsted report, in which all areas were rated good.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to provide general support in the Science department, including preparation and maintenance of resources.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have relevant experience in a similar environment or appropriate qualifications.
  • Should hold appropriate academic qualifications to at least GCSE standard, professional qualifications to at least NVQ level 2, or be able to demonstrate competency through proven experience in a similar role.
  • Have good inter-personal skills and be able to operate as a member of a busy team.
  • Have the ability to motivate and encourage students to develop to their full potential.

If you have the qualities required, along with the passion and aspirations to contribute to the success of the Academy and the MAT, then we would welcome an application from you.

Please Note: The Cumbria Education Trust does not accept CVs. If you wish to apply for this post please complete an application form which can be found along with the job description on the School’s website

Please send applications to 

Remember to ensure that you provide contact telephone numbers (daytime and evening) and email addresses for your referees.

Closing Date: 4pm Friday 8th December 2023

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 11th December 2023

The Cumbria Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List checks are required for this post.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, online searches are carried out on successful candidates.

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