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  • Start date details

    Immediate start

  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

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Subjects

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Part time: 25 Hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Band D points 5-9 FTE - £23,500 - £25,119

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are currently seeking a Science Technician to support the science faculty. The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate the use of practical resources and facilities to support our science teaching.

The successful candidate will

  • ensure that the teaching staff are supplied with available resources in accordance with their requisitions to support students learning

  • prepare equipment and chemicals before lessons and either dispose of or store equipment/ chemicals appropriately after they have been used
  • maintain and repair equipment and laboratory apparatus, in accordance with appropriate training
  • ensure that all health and safety procedures are followed correctly, in line with the school and departmental health and safety policy
  • contribute to the development of the department as part of a dedicated team
  • have a professional attitude that is open to innovative ways of working
  • be committed to working in partnership with the Science team and a range of other staff
  • ideally have experience of working in a school environment and have an awareness of health and safety issues relating to school science.
  • be flexible and adaptable when faced with challenges


The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed, and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is over 1400 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently outstanding and the best in West Berkshire, and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically.’

More information about the post and the school can be found on our website www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Clare Lowery, HR Manager on 01635 270022.

Please submit your application form to recruitment@thedownsschool.org by Friday 12th April 2024.

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS, social media checks and required to provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

What the school offers its staff

In return you will

  • experience a caring, positive ethos that prioritises staff wellbeing and recognition
  • be empowered to work with ambitious, dedicated, capable staff who are deeply committed to develop the whole child
  • experience working with children who enjoy being at school, behave exceptionally and have excellent attitudes to learning
  • work in a professional, stimulating, and collaborative working environment

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)
medical
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 The Downs School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1363 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is nearly 1300 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.

Arranging a visit to The Downs School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thedownsschool.org.

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