2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible after appointment

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,584.00 - £20,244.00 Annually (Actual)

Science Technician job summary



The Senior Technician and Technician will be jointly responsible for all classrooms across lower school and post-16. Work will be delegated by the Senior Technician each week.

Technicians will endeavour to minimise workload of other technicians and prepare practical’s that are in common throughout the week.

To have control of the keys to the poison cupboard, the radioactive drawer, the inflammable materials container and all other stock cupboards. To be responsible for labelling, dating and storing of chemicals and for logging radioactive materials in and out.

To prepare apparatus, materials and solutions and to set up and check equipment and apparatus for use in practical classes and for demonstrations. To retrieve and clear away apparatus. To assist in the preparation and setting up of apparatus, materials and equipment for use in practical examinations or assessments including the practice of assessed/required practical and providing sample results for staff (providing sufficient notice is given).

To undertake general repair and construction of simple items of apparatus. To maintain laboratory services eg cleaning sinks, clearing and tidying up at the end of every lesson. To dispose of waste laboratory materials in accordance with safety guidelines.

To assist in the organisation and storage of equipment, materials and apparatus as required and, given reasonable notice to ensure that appropriate apparatus is available when needed.

To liaise with the Senior Science Technician about the requisitioning and purchase of subject specific materials so they can pass such information to the Science Curriculum Leaders.

To undertake responsibility for reprographic material as requested and for ensuring such material is available at the time and in the place specified. To keep the Senior Technician informed on the expenditure incurred on reprographics so they can pass such information to the Science Curriculum Leaders.

To assist with the administration tasks of the Science department e.g. organising assessments into classes in preparation for marking/data input.

To catalogue the allocation of student exercise books and textbooks and teachers’ inspection book materials. To bring such information to the Senior Technician.

To make regular stock checks of items, to complete an annual stock check inventory and give appropriate advice about re-ordering equipment and materials. This information to be made available to the Senior Technician and the Science Curriculum Leaders.

Ensure an up to date inventory of available equipment is accessible by staff.

To order and check delivery of furniture, equipment, stationery and materials. To liaise with the Senior Technician about orders and breakages. To monitor and report regularly to the Science Curriculum Leaders and Senior Technician on all matters arising from capitation and other funding.

To report regularly to the Science Curriculum Leaders and Senior Technician on the state of laboratories and to inform site team/co-heads of science of any concerns.

To assist fully in maintaining satisfactory standards of safety and security in accordance with the School and Department Policy Handbooks and with CLEAPSS/COSHH and IOSH recommendations. To put out relevant CLEAPSS cards on request.

To undertake joint responsibility for portable appliance testing throughout the school in line with health and safety regulations. To obtain and maintain appropriate qualifications in order to carry out the role of portable appliance testing (eg C&G 2337-002).


To take an appropriate role in the life of the school supporting its distinctive ethos and values, and actively promoting its policies and practices.

To take an active role in house activities and competitions, encouraging our most vulnerable learners to engage in the extra-curricular thread of school life.

To dress in a professional manner in line with the school dress code.

To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required by the Headteacher.

To participate in the process of appraisal.

To be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions.

To co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety and Welfare.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the postholder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.

To undertake appropriate training as required in order to be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities that are required.

Hours of work to be 37 hours per week term time only. Daily hours to cover the school working day.

All posts at the school are subject to a six month probationary period. Confirmation of the position is subject to satisfactory completion of this period.

Ridgewood School reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school operates a no smoking policy.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Ridgewood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1393 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Staff and students at Ridgewood work hard every day to embody the school’s core values: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We are enjoying a trajectory of continued success and look forward to welcoming a successful applicant who can join us on our journey. We are incredibly proud of the progress we have made as a school, having laid strong foundations for further improvement going forward.

Our school motto, ‘Prepare for the road ahead’, represents our belief in preparing our staff and students for their future. We exemplify our motto not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of the training, enrichment and experiences which make us all model citizens. Our school values underpin what we do and contribute to our ethos in everything we undertake as a school community. We set our standards high and do not compromise, because we believe in the best for everyone.

Never has there been a better time to join us. We are in the early stages of planning a multi-million-pound new build that will ensure that the staff and students benefit from 21st Century resources. We are regularly oversubscribed in Year 7 and our Post-16 provision is thriving.

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