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  • Closing date

    12 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 August 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

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  • 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Term Time plus 5 staff development days and an additional 10 days in the school holidays.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,026 - £19,945 fte SAT 4

Actual salary

£17,279 - £18,114 pro rata

Laboratory Technician job summary

We have an opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join our team at Westlands School.

As a Laboratory Technician you will work with the teachers to provide support to staff and students, setting up resources and equipment for lessons and supporting structured and practical activities. You will be ensuring the safe treatment and disposal of used materials including hazardous substances, the cleaning and undertaking maintenance of equipment and ordering and maintaining sufficient supplies of materials.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Knowledge of appropriate use of relevant equipment (including handling hazardous substances safely) and ability to communicate this knowledge to staff and students.
  • Thorough understanding of Health and Safety procedures especially as they relate to work in the specific environment (e.g. Laboratory).
  • Use of basic technology (computer, video/DVD, photocopier etc.)
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive;

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About Westlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1784 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

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