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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    22 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary £20,213.16 - £20,551.20 pro rata

Science Technician job summary

Post Title and Grade

Science Technician

Reporting to

Laboratory Manager and Director of Learning for Science

Liaising with

Teaching and Associate Staff and relevant external agencies

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

Core Responsibilities

  • To prepare and clear science equipment for experiments as required

  • Ensure all apparatus, equipment and materials are prepared for demonstration or for students use as requested by the teaching staff

  • To pay due care and attention to health and safety following CLEAPSS guidelines. Ensure all labels referring to safety hazards are clearly visible, relevant hazards and equipment safety information are provided as needed.

Key Tasks

  • To demonstrate and assist in practical lessons as required

  • Provide technical and general assistance to teachers and students

  • To dispose of or reclaim all waste laboratory materials including hazardous waste/chemicals in accordance with procedures and health and safety requirements.

  • Keep a check on departmental stock levels and support the Lab Manager to administer the ordering, issue and distribution of stock. Check deliveries and invoices and refer any queries to responsible person

  • Maintain and repair the apparatus/equipment used by the department and report other damages/needs

  • To maintain and keep records of apparatus, equipment and materials for inventory purposes

  • Maintenance of specialist apparatus/equipment, check apparatus/equipment and ensure health and safety guidelines are adhered to

  • Provide advice and guidance to staff, students, and non-science teachers/cover supervisors/trainees

  • To develop resources in consultation with members of the science staff

  • To undertake any specialist shopping as required.

  • Help staff as required with maintaining of display space within the Science Department

  • Maintain, tidy and organise work spaces and storage areas

Other Responsibilities

  • To do an allocated duty once a week to gain time off in lieu


  • To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders.

  • To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy

  • To identify children who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders

  • To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child

  • To protect children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Other Specific Duties

  • To continue personal development as agreed.

  • To engage actively in the performance review process.

  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task to be undertaken may not be identified.

  • Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

  • Employees are expected to adhere to Holyhead’s agreed Code of Conduct.

  • The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition

  • This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title

  • This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out in the foregoing paragraphs.

  • The job description will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subjected to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Holyhead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1295 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

What makes Holyhead special is our commitment to learning without limits. Students enter the school with attainment levels significantly below the national average (ISDR) but go on to achieve whatever they set their minds to. More students than you find at other schools, go on to employment, Higher Education and Apprenticeships. They attend Russell Group Universities and read the most competitive courses you can imagine. They become Engineers, Lawyers, Accountants, Entrepreneurs and Doctors etc, but they also become well-rounded individuals who understand how to keep safe, how to articulate themselves and how to respect diversity, equality and active citizenship.

We invest a lot in developing the strength of their character, making students independent and confident with vision and intellectual curiosity.

The focus on the development of character extends to staff. Whilst we have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and CPD. We also expect staff to become role models for the school community. Our induction, staff incentive scheme and person specifications place an emphasis on Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.

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