Science Technician Level One to start as soon as possible

Furze Platt Senior School, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ

2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Permanent, Full time, 37 hours a week, start time 8am, finish time 4pm Monday to Thursday and an early finish of 3.30pm on Friday (includes a half hour unpaid break). Monday to Friday, term time only. Some flexibility regarding start and finish times may be possible for the right candidate

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Actual salary £17,165- £17,515pa depending on experience

Science Technician Level One to start as soon as possible job summary

Science Technician Level One

To start as soon as possible

Permanent, Full time, 37 hours a week, start time 8am, finish time 4pm Monday to Thursday and an early finish of 3.30pm on a Friday (includes a half hour unpaid break). Monday to Friday, term time only. Some flexibility regarding start and finish times may be possible for the right candidate

Actual salary £17,165- £17,515pa depending on experience

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus, and we support the physical and mental wellbeing of all our staff. Discounted membership is available for the use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym on-site. All staff have access to an employee advice programme which offers information, resources and a counselling service. We reward long service and encourage community spirit and staff involvement through various social events including orienteering, murder mystery quizzes, sports after school and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. Tea and coffee are free, and freshly brewed coffee is available in the main staff room at break times with edible treats to help you through the week!

We would like to find someone to work with our science technician team which prepares and maintains all science teaching areas and equipment for teachers and their students. With guidance and considerable training, you will support with the preparation of materials, equipment, and other resources for practical lessons and possibly after school activities. You will also help with the clearing away after lessons and the replenishment of stock. Other responsibilities include washing glassware, ensuring the science prep room is clean and tidy and assisting with compiling of inventories and equipment.

We are looking for a team player who would like to work within a science technician team and if the opportunity arises would be keen to progress within the department, possibly specialising in the preparation of lessons for a specific science subject. If you can prioritise, work under pressure and would enjoy the chance to work in a school environment where no two days are the same, we would love to hear from you.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website www.furzeplatt.com. Application forms should be returned to Kiran.smith@furzeplatt.net. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered.

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: Monday 26th September at midday

Interviews will take place as soon as is practicable

Applying for the job

Apply on the Furze Platt Senior School application form which can be found on our current vacancies page on our website at www.furzeplatt.com

Further details on the role can be found in the application pack on the website.

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About Furze Platt Senior School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1456 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1500 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence. We are well placed for access, with good transport links to and from London and surrounding counties. Our school is very well resourced and equipped with many new facilities benefiting students and staff. These include a state-of-the-art theatre, gym, fitness suite and new three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories and classrooms. We are proud of the fact that the local community is also able to use these facilities.

We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We also believe passionately in music, drama, the arts and sport and have a Dance studio, two Drama studios, a recording studio and practice rooms and an all-weather astro-turf to support these. We are proud of the range of extra-curricular opportunities we provide for students outside of the classroom including Duke of Edinburgh, ski and theatre trips, visits overseas to enhance language skills and historical knowledge and many others.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus atmosphere, with fantastic line support and a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop. NQTs are allocated a mentor, a reduced timetable and the opportunity to attend training sessions run by specialists from within the school. Career opportunities allowing you to grow professionally within Furze Platt include working parties and coaching for experienced teachers and leadership training for aspiring and existing middle and senior leaders.

There are excellent on-site facilities including use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym, a café serving hot food and freshly made snacks and staff rooms with plenty of working space, your own laptop, student laptops and interactive whiteboards. As well as access to an employee advice service providing information, helpful resources and other services, we are finding ways of maintaining our community spirit and staff involvement through socially distanced initiatives, current examples being our first on-line book club, and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. In addition, freshly brewed coffee is ready for you during break-time with the occasional treat to help you through the week!

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