Science Technician

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL

15 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • 36 hours a week, Term time plus 5 staff development days and 2 weeks during the school holidays.

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

£19,026 - £19,945 SAT 4

Actual salary

£16,739 - £17,547 pro rata

Science Technician job summary


Term Time plus 5 staff development days and an additional 2 weeks in the school holidays.

36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Science Department. Working alongside the Senior Technician, you will help ensure that a safe, effective and efficient laboratory technician service is delivered, including; the provision of technical advice and assistance in the classroom to support pupils and assist teaching staff with learning activities and day to day maintenance of teaching areas and equipment.

The Science Department is committed to delivering practical and engaging lessons that meet the needs of all students. A passion for Science and working as part of a team, with previous experience of working in a laboratory are key expectations.

The successful candidate will:

Have demonstrable technical competence in the use of specified laboratory equipment.
Be able to use ICT effectively.
Have the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload
Be friendly and efficient
A strong background in physics, or good physics knowledge preferred.

In return, we offer:

Development opportunities to all our staff;
A supportive and friendly environment;
Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
Cycle to Work Scheme;
Eye test reimbursement;
Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

Applying for the job

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Kate Box or 01795 472449.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: 9th or 10th June 2022

Swale Academies Trust 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 exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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Supporting documents

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About The Sittingbourne School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1510 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact email
Contact phone number
01795 472449

Sittingbourne Community College is a large non-selective school and was judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as a ‘Good’ school.

We believe that all learners need to feel safe and secure in school in order for them to reach their full potential. We have established a culture of respect for each other and pride in academic achievement for all learners.

We offer our students a very broad curriculum, placing value on the arts and vocational subjects in addition to core and Ebacc subjects. Our objective is to ensure success for every student so that when they leave us they are well rounded, confident individuals, well equipped to take their place in the work place or further education. We are very proud of the culture and ethos that exists in the school which is continually evolving and developing to ensure that all students benefit from our extensive systems of support.

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