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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 20 hours a week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893 - £25,979 FTE

Actual salary

£11,007 - £11,968

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • The Science technician team will have joint responsibility for the short, medium- and long-term management of technical support in the science department. This will include supervising and planning the work of the Laboratory Practical Assistant, by providing regular daily/weekly/monthly schedule that includes all of the science department laboratories and prep rooms
  • It is expected that each technician will undertake appropriate training (in-house and through external providers) to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the work.

Essential qualities/skills/experience required:

  • Relevant Science qualifications to a minimum of A Level or equivalent standard
  • Ability in particular to provide technical support in the Chemistry area as directed by the Head of Chemistry
  • Good team skills and adaptable, pro-active attitude to problem solving and communication
  • High levels of IT skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • An interest in the development of young people and Science education
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with colleagues and students

Desirable but not essential:

  • Previous experience working in a secondary school environment, as a Science Technician
  • Knowledge and/or experience of using data logging technology to enhance practical work in Science

The range of technical support required covers Integrated Science courses in Years 7 and 8 to Separate Science GCSE in Years 9, 10 and 11, through to A Level classes. The successful candidate must therefore have a balance between high level technical skills and broader knowledge of technical requirements across the Science subjects to support the Technician Team.

What the school offers its staff

Parkstone is pleased to be able to offer all staff members the following benefits

Core Benefits

  • A contributory pension scheme relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes).
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the South Central Teaching Hub.
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - confidential support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7 covering a wide range of issues, such as: Legal Information, Bereavement Support and Online CBT among much more.
  • All staff are entitled to a ‘Golden Day’ once a year – a paid day off or part time equivalent.
  • Free Yoga and Pilates sessions throughout the term.
  • Termly Staff Wellbeing and Workload groups to raise and solve issues.

Flexible Benefits

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme through Love Electric

Commitment to safeguarding

Parkstone Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. The school is also committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

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About Parkstone Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1222 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Parkstone Grammar School is an excellent place to work. Staff and students are happy, well cared for and well supported. We place a high priority on staff wellbeing and ensure that there are opportunities to support our staff. From free tea and coffee in the staffroom every day to activities such as Yoga and Pilates which are provided for free of charge. We also have an employee assistance scheme where confidential advice and support is available for staff as and when they need it. The staff wellbeing and workload committee meets regularly with the Headteacher to discuss all aspects of work in school to ensure that we have the best balance possible for staff to thrive.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@parkstone.poole.sch.uk.

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