Job: Experienced Senior Orthotic Technician

Title Experienced Senior Orthotic Technician
Location John Florence, Lewes, East Sussex
Job Information



There is an exciting full-time opportunity for an experienced individual to join our dynamic and innovative Production Team to help us achieve our mission/ vision and commercial objectives.


About John Florence Ltd

We are an established business of nearly 50 years providing specialist orthotic treatment care services primarily to children and young adults. No matter what our individual roles and responsibilities are, we are all united by a shared passion and ambition to provide the most outstanding, innovative and successful orthotic solutions to all young people and their families. Our vision is that all young people have access to the very best orthotic care that they require to realise their potential – together ‘achieving’ happens.

  • Join us and you will play an important part in helping us achieve our mission and vision.
  • Meaningful, interesting and varied work. Good benefits. Nice friendly team.
  • Whatever you’re looking for in your next career move, there are all kinds of reasons to join John Florence Ltd


Where you’ll work…

You will become a key member of our Production, Technical & Manufacturing Team working at our premises in the heart of the lovely Sussex town of Lewes. The vibrant and diverse City of Brighton & Hove is close by.

Your Role and Responsibilities will include…

  • producing the highest quality bespoke orthoses.
  • understanding and interpreting relevant technical instructions / patient information as set out by our Orthotists to complete the orthosis design to established procedure and timescales.
  • performing negative cast adaption, alteration, blocking, filling and stripping.
  • Performing positive plaster cast rectifications to a high standard for TLSO, KAFO, AFO, FO, EO and WHO plaster casts.
  • assisting our team of technicians in other departments with tasks such as drape moulding/vacuum forming various plastic materials, this shall include drawing, cutting-off, and shaping the plastic orthoses ready for fabrication.
  • conducting your duties as directed by our procedures and quality system.
  • maintaining a safe, clean and orderly work environment.


There may be times that you are required to carry out other duties within the scope and spirit of the post as directed by our Management.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Ideally, we are looking for an experienced technician or a non-practicing orthotist who wishes to apply their knowledge and skills towards production and manufacturing. You shall have experience with plaster cast rectification, to ensure the highest possible quality orthoses are produced for our complex patients and users.  Experience in, or a passionate interest in the use of alternative technologies using scanned digital images, carbon/composite & 3D printing would be a distinct advantage.

Technician candidates must be:-

  • able to show excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • numerate.
  • computer literate.
  • able to manage their time and workload efficiently.
  • motivated to complete a high volume of work efficiently and accurately.
  • capable of applying a high attention to detail
  • a team player.
  • unafraid to work from their own initiative.
  • in possession of a good level of knowledge of materials
  • be able to successfully achieve DBS clearance


Benefits include: –

  • Competitive Salary in the range of £26,500 to £31,000 (dependant on experience and skill)
  • BAPO Technician Registration for our Senior Technicians
  • Patient/ user and orthotist involvement encouraged
  • Continued Professional Development
  • Contribution for relocation to Sussex – expenses
  • Company Pension
  • 33 days holiday per year (including public holidays)

To apply for this rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, all applications shall be treated in the strictest confidence. If you feel you might want a career move but, are unsure and would like an informal discussion in confidence, please do not hesitate to call our office and ask for Steve or Simon, both would be happy to provide more information about the opportunity.


Please send your CV and covering letter to:

HR Department

John Florence Ltd

Paediatric Orthotic Centre

Foundry Lane, Lewes

East Sussex, BN7 2AS

Email: [email protected]

Tel 01273 486600

Apply Now
Go to Top