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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, term time only. The working hours are usually 8am-4pm with the potential for flexibility. The role is term time only plus 2 INSET days.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

KR5 - £22,595 (£19,305 pro-rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • We are looking for a Science Technician to support and enhance the teaching of a range of Science subjects. You will provide practical and technical support for teachers delivering Science lessons by preparing experiments and organising equipment. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a school environment, supporting students and having an impact on young people’s lives.This is a permanent post and a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to gain valuable experience in a school environment, possibly as part of their career development.
  • Key tasks are to prepare practical lessons and provide continued support to the Science faculty. The laboratories are very well equipped and includes two brand new labs within our recently opened Digital Learning Centre.We currently have large numbers of students studying A Level Sciences; many of whom go onto to study Science-based undergraduate courses. Being adaptable and willing to take on all challenges is essential, as is an interest in all areas of Science.
  • The successful candidate will possess a positive outlook and have good communication, literacy and numeracy skills. Technical expertise is preferred as a large part of the role involves setting up the equipment and providing the necessary support with the GCSE and A Level ‘Required Practical’ activities. You would also be flexible, mindful of Health and Safety issues . A degree of computer literacy would be required.

What the school offers its staff

  • The school will be able to offer you a supportive and friendly work environment, CPD and career progression. The working hours are usually 8am-4pm with the potential for flexibility. The role is term time only plus 2 INSET days and is paid on Kent Range 5 £22,595 per annum (pro-rata £19,305.17 / 0.85 FTE).
  • NKS is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all our staff. We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition. As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff. In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Norton Knatchbull School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About The Norton Knatchbull School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1252 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its sixth form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, they combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.

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