Science Teacher

UTC Plymouth, Reach South Academy Trust

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Science Teacher to join the school in January 2021.

Post:                          Science Teacher

Start Date:                 January 2021

Location:                   UTC Plymouth

Salary Range:           MPS-UPS depending on experience and performance. £24,371 up to £40,489, per annum, pro-rata

Hours/Contract:        0.5FTE up to 1.0FTE (negotiable), permanent contract

The Role: Are you passionate about Education? Do you want to join a creative high performing team? We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, talented and dynamic Science Teacher to join the team at our unique college. As well as being an excellent practitioner of Science, we are looking for someone with a brilliant track record of improvement and a passion for supporting students in making great progress, both academically and professionally.

The Person: This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of a growing college following our first Year 7 entry in September 2020. Ideally you will have experience of working with a range of students and for the right candidate, there may be further opportunities for additional responsibilities and rapid career progression. Experience in teaching another STEAM subject would also be desirable but not essential.

If you are looking for a change, really want to make a difference to our students’ future and want to flourish, be creative and work with inspirational professionals, then please apply.

School Background:  UTC Plymouth is part of Reach South Academy Trust. We are currently a unique 11 – 19 College that focuses on STEAM subjects by working closely with our industrial partners such as Babcock, PMG and the Royal Navy. We work hard to support our students who routinely progress onto apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships, university or employment.

Trust Background:  Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within and beyond their school to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence, and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children. If that is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by telephoning Kerry Day, Office Manager on 01752 284250 or email


Job Description and Person Specification: Science Teacher - Job Description and Person Specification


To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 21 October 2020. 


Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Monday 26 October 2020.


Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.

Staff love working in our college, we have high, consistent standards, a different STEAM based curriculum, outstanding facilities and a fantastic staff development and training programme.



Application Form

Prospective Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.  Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.


Telephone: 01752 987060



Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730