Food Technology Technician

Required for May 2020

Pay Range: SC4 Point 6 (£17,689) – SC4 Point 8 (£18,729) pro-rata based on a 37.5 hour week (8.00 am – 4.00 pm) / Term time only contract (Pro-Rata Salary £15,127 – £16,017)

Permanent Contract

The Gainsborough Academy is an inclusive and aspirational Academy based in the Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough, easily accessible from the M18, M180 and A1 motorway networks.  We occupy a state of the art building with extensive grounds, learning and recreational facilities which are designed to inspire pupils and staff alike. At the Gainsborough Academy, we are passionate about education and have a belief that all students regardless of their ability and background, deserve choice and opportunity.

to appoint a Food Technology Technician to join our Technology Department to support teachers and students with the cookery provision. Responsibilities will include ordering food supplies and preparing for lessons, working alongside the teachers to assist students during lessons and after school clubs, and also ensuring that Health and Safety procedures are followed at all times. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable, but not essential.

You must be approachable, able to quickly build and establish relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills.  Motivation and an enthusiasm to make a positive difference to our students, the Academy and the wider community are important personal qualities that we are looking for in potential candidates.  You should have detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant safeguarding, welfare and medical legislation / regulations.

A detailed Job Description is provided that details the scope and responsibilities of the roles.  A Person Specification is also available which states the required skills and experience of candidates.  Further information can be found on along with an application form.

To discuss the post please contact Nikki Whitton, PA to Principal on 01427 619341 or e-mail  All completed application forms are to be returned to Nikki Whitton.


The closing date for the above post is Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 9.00 am.


The Gainsborough Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

As a trust, we understand how vital it is to keep frontline services, such as NHS, police, fire, and ambulance services, available to support our communities. With this in mind, please complete this google form, if you work for any of the above services. We will endeavour to provide onsite education to the children of frontline personnel.
Parental Front Line Staff Form