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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 May 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: Term time only plus 2 weeks, 35hrs per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale 4-6, £27,507 to £33,510 per annum (depending on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The school is seeking to appoint a Science Technician to join the science department as soon as possible. This is an important and busy role supporting the science department. Your role will involve providing technical support, ensuring that laboratory equipment is functioning properly and is ready to use, and that the right materials are available for particular lessons. The successful candidate will be a highly valued member of our outstanding team of teaching and non-teaching staff.

Applications are welcome from recent science graduates with lab based experience (this could include experience during your university course), who are looking to start their careers within education, to learn about every aspect of school life, as well as from more experienced colleagues.

Highbury Fields School has a proven track record of developing skilled and recently qualified graduates, who are willing to undertake the necessary training for this role.

What the school offers its staff

Working at Highbury Fields School offers colleagues the following benefits:

  • An exceptional learning environment
  • Keeping well time every half term
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Reduced London wide gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free travel season ticket loans
  • Employee assistance programme

Computer purchase scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

Highbury Fields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects that all staff will share and demonstrate this commitment.
The position is subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure check.
In line with ‘keeping children safe in education’ and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of the school’s safeguarding procedures to determine from publicly available information whether they are suitable to work with children and young people. Shortlisted candidates will also be asked at interview about their online presence.

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About Highbury Fields School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
767 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Highbury Fields School is a community in which everyone enjoys academic and social success. The school actively celebrates and promotes equality, diversity and inclusion and aims to make everyone in our community feel welcome and wanted in school.
An 11 to 18 girls’ school, we are proud to serve a culturally rich, but often underprivileged, community and are fiercely determined that every child in our care will develop into a confident young adult, who is academically and socially accomplished.
The school received consecutive ‘outstanding’ OFSTED reports in 2016 and 2022.

Arranging a visit to Highbury Fields School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@highburyfields.islington.sch.uk.

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