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Teaching Staff


 11-18 Academy 

Salary: Group 7 £87,732 - £101,574 (L33-L39)

 Start date:  1 January 2020 

NOR currently 1012, including 173 in Sixth Form


This is a rare opportunity to lead an established academy in an idyllic location.  We are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader who will continue to put our students at the centre of all that we do and build on the strengths of our co-operative school with a clear vision to further inspire and empower our students, staff, parents, and the local community.  

They will have the energy, joy, drive and resilience to motivate the whole school community, whilst possessing a sense of humour, humility and willingness to understand, embrace and nurture the distinctive and ambitious inclusive ethos of this Cooperative Academy.

Our new leader will have the ability and determination to continue to champion our vision of “Excellence for all and from all through co-operation” and further the key priorities of:


* Improving standards and progress through excellent teaching and learning.

* Embracing and developing existing and future partnerships.

* Inspiring our community’s young people to achieve their full potential and become active participants in society and responsible citizens with a strong moral purpose.  


Ideally applicants should have experience of headship and a demonstrable record of school improvement and pupil progress with a thorough understanding of recent and impending changes to educational policy and qualifications.  

Candidates are encouraged to visit our vibrant school for the opportunity to have a tour of the school please contact Amy Bates, Principal’s PA on 01752 294953 to make an appointment or by email abates@lipson.plymouth.sch.uk


Please click here for the Recruitment Pack 


Closing date for applications noon on Friday 14th June 2019. 

Interviews will be held 2nd – 4th July.


The Academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check as well as prudent checks of references and employment history.  


Click here for a Leadership and Teaching Staff application form 


Support Staff

FINANCE OFFICER 37 hours per week all year round

Grade D NJC points 8-14 Salary £19,945 - £22,462 per annum

We are looking to recruit an experienced, qualified individual with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.  The role will play a key part in the day to day financial management of the academy and also with financial reporting and auditing requirements.    Applicants should have excellent excel skills and be familiar with computerised accounting packages.  Training will be provided.   

Please click here for a Job Description


FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT 25 hours per week term time plus 1 week during August

Grade C NJC points 5-7 (Actual salary £10,875 - £11,314)

A committed, trustworthy and hardworking finance & administration assistant is required to join our busy admin team.  It is a varied role supporting many aspects of the academy’s finance and administration functions including purchase ledger, banking monies, managing online payments, dealing with petty cash and liaising with staff and suppliers.  The role will also involve undertaking general office and administration duties including mail merge letters.  Applicants should be proficient in the use word and excel. Training will be provided.   

Please click here for a Job Description


SCIENCE TECHNICIAN 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day, term-time plus 1 week. 

Grade C NJC points 5-7 (Actual salary £10,875 - £11,314) 

A flexible, adaptable technician is required to facilitate the teaching of science throughout the academy by providing technical, practical and administrative support to teachers and students within the Science faculty.  We are looking for a team player with a commitment to taking an active role in the science faculty to support the learning of our students.

Please click here for a Job Description


CARETAKERS (2 POSTS) 37 hours per week all year round

Grade D NJC points 8 – 14 (£19,945 - £22,462)

We are looking for reliable, approachable and adaptable individuals to join our premises team.  Responsibilities include:

  • - Ensuring the site and buildings are clean, hygienic, safe and that equipment is well maintained and cleaning stock is replenished.
  • - Being proactive in managing site issues e.g. porterage duties, clearing spillages & breakages, leaf removal, undertaking remedial repairs etc.
  • - Undertaking minibus driving duties
  • - Managing site security including opening & locking premises at beginning and end of the school day.

Previous experience is desirable, in particular DIY skills.  Familiarity with electronic systems would be advantageous e.g. CCTV systems, fire alarms, access control systems & building management systems. 

 Please click here for a Job Description  


ART/MEDIA TECHNICIAN GRADE C (£8,477 - £8,819 Actual salary)

20 hours per week, 4 hours per day term time only

A competent and effective Art Technician is required to provide technical support to students and staff within the art and creative media department.  The role will involve preparing materials and resources, maintaining equipment and supporting students with their art courses.

Please click here for a Job Description


Application details for these posts can be obtained by clicking the link below or by contacting Plymouth 671318.  The closing date for applications is Noon on Wednesday 26th June 2019. 


Click here for a Support Staff application form


The Academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check as well as prudent checks of references and employment history.




Lipson Co-operative Academy
Bernice Terrace
Tel. (01752) 671318
E-mail: lca@lipson.plymouth.sch.uk
Interim Principal: Mr M Brook