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Support Staff Vacancies

Welcome to the Support Staff vacancies section of the school website. Here you will find all the latest vacancies available within Great Torrington School. Before applying please be sure to read all the information below, failure to do so may affect your application.


To apply for the positions shown you can either email or post a completed application form to the school. If you send your application by email it must be in Word or PDF format. Adobe Reader can be downloaded here.


When filling out a PDF form please use the official Adobe Reader software as 3rd party software such as Apple Mac's Preview are not compatible.

Junior Science Technician

Salary: Grade C Points 5 – 7 £21,575 to £22,369 (full time equivalent)

Hours: Term time only 25 hours per week 38 weeks per year


GTS Science Team require a Junior Science Technician to support our thriving science department.  The successful candidate will assist the Senior Science Technician in providing essential services, including the preparation/care of equipment and chemicals for classes, as well as the maintenance of laboratories, prep-rooms and stores. The role would be excellent experience for candidates interested in a career based in education.

Candidates should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade C/4 or above in English, Maths and Science, along with a good standard of numeracy and literacy skills. Training is provided for more specialist aspects of the role.

Please download an application pack and application form from the school website. Alternatively, contact the Headteacher’s PA, Joanna Pateman, by phone on Ext 230 or e-mail for a pack.


Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd October 2023 at 9am

Interview Date: TBC


Great Torrington School is a successful and popular 11-16 school.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Criminal Record Check.   We are an equal opportunities employer.  A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here 5-safeguarding-and-child-protection-policy-2022.pdf (


GTS Academy Trust, known as Great Torrington School. A company limited by guarantee,

registered in England and Wales, number 7698197. An exempt charity.

Registered Office: Great Torrington School, Calvesford Road, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 7DJ

Junior Science Technician Job Description


Mealtime Assistants

Salary: £20,441 pro-rata (JE Grade A2) - £10.60 per hour

Hours: 1.5 hours per day, Term Time only


We are seeking to appoint flexible and proactive people to join our team at GTS. The successful candidates will work during lunchtimes to supervise pupils during this period. This will involve working both in the dining hall, and outside the school site, as required. Following the lunchtime period there is an additional period of time allocated for litter picking the school site.


The successful applicant should be flexible, have an approachable personality and be willing to support our pupils. Previous experience of working in a school environment would be an advantage, but is not essential.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please return a completed application form to or telephone the school on 01805 623531 for more information.

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