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Senior Science Technician
35 hours per week
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City of London Academy Highbury Grove, 8 Highbury Grove, Highbury East London N5 2EQ
£31,953-£33,627 per annum
04/06/2018 09:00

The City of London Academy Highbury Grove

Post: Senior Science Technician

Grade: SO2 Spine Point 32-34 £31,953 - £33,627

Start date: September 2018 

Already the country’s best performing Trust for the new Progress 8 measure at KS4, the City of London Academies Trust is driven by ambition: to deliver world-class results as we combine the heritage and tradition of the City of London with creativity and innovation. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and opportunities to perform, showcase their talents and experience the world of work outside of the classroom.

Highbury Grove School joined the Trust in September 2017. Following a disappointing Ofsted inspection in December 2016, the senior team and governors seek to restore the school’s positive ethos in partnership with other City of London Schools. We know that only high calibre staff can rise to the challenge and contribute to the long-term objective, providing creative teaching, nurturing students’ abilities, and showing ambition for their own career as well as the students’.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Senior Science Technician to help provide a first class resourcing service and lead in supporting our busy Science faculty. The successful candidate will also be a great team leader, good communicator and dedicated to raising the achievement of our students.

We’re committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff, as well as excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust.

This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to re-establish itself as an excellent provider of high-quality education, and with the changes come opportunities. We have a clear plan of improvement which requires staff who are energetic and have a desire to take on the challenge. In this post you will play an instrumental role in school improvement, developing whole-school systems and ensuring that the school is outstanding in every category within three years. You will be working with a team whose mission it is to embed excellence in everything we do. 

If you would like to build your future with us and be part of this exciting journey, please visit to download a job pack and application form. Completed forms should be emailed to

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check will be required.

Closing date: 9:00am Monday 4th June 2018.

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 11th June 2018.


Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please call the school office on 020 7288 8900