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  • Job start date

    27 August 2024

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 8.30am until 4.30pm, Term Time

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 years

Pay scale

£19,711 - £21,821 per annum inclusive of fringe allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will have the following essential qualifications, experiences, skills and qualities:

Essential Qualifications

  • Good general level of education to a minimum of A-level or equivalent
  • Experience of working effectively as a part of a team
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft 365
  • Stock control and cataloguing
  • Demonstrate the ability to be proactive and creative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Regularly demonstrates initiative and continuous desire to improve

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working in a busy environment and under time pressure
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to facilitate the smooth day to day running of the Biology and Environmental Science courses
  • Flexibility and adaptability in responding to changes in teachers’ and students’ needs

Essential Professional Qualities

  • Affinity with young people 16-19


  • Have previous experience of working in a school or college
  • Hold a Science Technician Qualification (RSciTech) or equivalent

What the school offers its staff

Health and Wellbeing Benefits

  • Access to the College gym staffed by a Personal Trainer
  • Free Flu jabs, access to NHS health checks on site and support from a Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7 for in the moment support and counselling as well as signposting services
  • In house canteen providing inexpensive and delicious hot and cold food, including a Starbucks and Costa franchise
  • Weekly and termly social activities, including football, choir, outings and summer and Christmas events
  • Cross College mentors for new staff
  • Strong investment in training and development with a dedicated Staff development and wellbeing Lead who support induction, identifies and addresses staff training needs

Financial Benefits

  • Enrolment in well funded schemes with generous Employer contributions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free car parking and access to onsite EV chargers
  • Financial wellbeing scheme with access to advisory services
  • Discounted gift vouchers
  • Discounts at many high street retailers via a Byond card

Further details about the role


Job Title: Biology Technician (2 year Fixed Term contract)

Line Manager: Head of Department

Summary of Job

To provide a technical science support service to Godalming College in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations and to maintain that support to a high standard to enable the provision of quality education.


  • To plan and arrange the resources required to meet the needs of the Department for teaching purposes
  • To maintain and secure laboratories and attend to their equipment and technical requirements to meet health and safety regulations
  • To ensure provision and cleaning of glassware and other equipment and preparation of reagents needed for teaching purposes
  • To provide routine support in the form of monitoring and storage of resources
  • To co-ordinate tasks undertaken by other technician(s) within the Department, and potentially the other Science Departments, to ensure appropriate cover and consistency of support provided
  • To assist in the development of experiments for project work
  • To carry out routine administrative work
  • To cataloguing resources and maintaining stock and budgetary records
  • To demonstrate an awareness and commitment to Safeguarding, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Safety and Data Protection, in line with College policies.
  • To do other tasks as reasonably requested by the Principal from time to time

This job description may be varied according to the needs of the College from time to time.

Commitment to safeguarding

Godalming College is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates must complete a College application form, may be subject to online searches and are required to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record/information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. It's a requirement for all successful candidates to apply for an enhanced DBS in addition to referencing & qualification checks. The College’s Safer Recruitment, Data Protection and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are on our website.

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About Godalming College

School type
Academy, ages 16 to 19
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
Email address
Phone number
01483 411293

Godalming College is one of the best performing 16-19 colleges in the country and a great place to work and study. We are very proud of the achievements of all our students and have a strong track record of consistently high results. Value added scores are excellent and the College was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our inspection in December 2019.

The College currently employs around 220 teaching and support staff on both a full and part time basis.

The success of Godalming College is also about community with students from all walks of life enjoying a whole range of opportunities in a welcoming and friendly environment. Students enjoy a stimulating, lively and challenging learning and social experience; they are treated as adults by specialist and dedicated teaching and support staff in facilities that have seen major investment over many years.

The campus comprises of nine newer large buildings and our older main building, which was the original grammar school, built in the 1930’s. Since the 2000s there has been a phased refurbishment and expansion of the College which included a new English and Modern Foreign Languages block, Media suite, netball and tennis courts and an 11 acre site for Rugby and Football pitches. We would invite you to take the virtual tour on our website to see for yourself the facilities of which we are so proud.

The College is within walking distance of Godalming town centre and the railway station, is easily accessible from the A3 and provides free car parking with EV charging stations for staff.

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