Science Technician (Trainee)

Hitchin Boys' School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

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Science Technician (Trainee) job summary

We are seeking to appoint a conscientious and enthusiastic Technician to support the Science Department. This is a term time only post in a highly successful, OFSTED Outstanding and over-subscribed school with academy status. We are seeking to recruit a person with at least A-Level standard Science qualifications. The role involves carrying out preparatory work for Science classes, clearing away apparatus, materials and equipment after use and returning items to store and disposing of waste (including hazardous waste) as appropriate and supporting teaching staff to carry out their roles especially with regard to departmental procedures, including Health & Safety issues. No prior knowledge of Science syllabus, curriculum and specifications is required since full external and on the job training will be provided. The applicant should be keen to work as part of a team in a busy environment and will have good communication skills. Full training will be provided including general Health & Safety, understanding the various demands of a busy Science department, Science syllabus, curriculum and specifications plus familiarity with technical equipment, and Science-specific health and safety. The successful candidate will need to be flexible, quick to learn and prepared to act on their own initiative. Applications from those wishing to contribute to other aspects of school life outside the classroom are particularly welcome. Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for all posts. Start date asap. Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 1st November 2021* * We reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a suitable candidate being identified.
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About Hitchin Boys' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1286 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

Hitchin Boys’ School (HBS) is a high achieving comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ Consortium. We have a history that stretches back nearly 400 years but embrace fresh thinking and a modern, vibrant curriculum. We have high expectations, excellent standards of behaviour and pride in our extra-curricular activities that lead to academically successful and well-rounded students who are well equipped for life beyond school.

♦ A highly performing school with an academic ethos, with every student making exceptional progress
♦ A broad curriculum, with over 30 subjects offered at A-level via the Hitchin Consortium
♦ Student attitudes and behaviour that Ofsted called ‘exemplary’ and ‘impeccable’
♦ A campus that is historic but has also had £5m+ invested in new facilities in recent years
♦ An ethos that emphasises both learning and life, with rich experiences beyond the classroom
♦ A ‘Blended Learning’ approach with Chromebooks used in lower school and laptops in sixth form
♦ A commitment to professional development, with a strong internal and external training offer
♦ A place to grow your career with the potential for wider responsibilities and to take part in an unrivalled offering for extra-curricular clubs, trips internationally and community projects.

Hitchin itself is a historic market town of approximately 35,000 inhabitants in North Hertfordshire 25 minutes from London by rail line and close to the A1(M) and M1.

The school population is a truly comprehensive ability intake and reflects the demographic of the locality with some 24% of students coming from BAME backgrounds and approximately 9% of all students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our ethos: At Hitchin Boys’ we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where our students are encouraged to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing a solid foundation of spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness. Hitchin Boys’ School helps all students to achieve according to their ability, and we celebrate success in many ways other than exam grades, ensuring that all our students go on to the next step in their lives with a feeling of achievement and self-worth. We are committed to caring for each and every one of our students and helping them become well-rounded, successful young adults.

Hitchin Boys’ School was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2016. We believe that the inspectors accurately identified our strength as a school when they said: “The academy’s motto, ‘striving for excellence’, is reflected strongly in all aspects of school life. Pupils thrive because personal development and academic excellence are promoted equally well.” OFSTED 2016. The full report is on the school website (https://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk).

Arranging a visit to Hitchin Boys' School

Candidates may contact Mrs Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager, to arrange a visit to the school (email: brose@hitchinboys.co.uk; phone: 01462 432181 x252).

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