This job expired on 19 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 September 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm. Term Time only.
Contract type
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

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: 4pm, Sunday 19th September 2021*

* We reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a suitable candidate being identified.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1224 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

About Hitchin Boys' School

Background: Hitchin Boys’ School is a high achieving, all-ability, single sex school with over 1,300 pupils (aged 11-18) on roll and a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ consortium.

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 (

Facilities: The school is a historic site itself with Grade II listed buildings as well as state of the art facilities which opened in 2019 including a 220-seater auditorium with cutting edge recording technology

The school has consistently been over-subscribed for many years, and Hertfordshire County Council provided funding which has enabled us to increase our facilities to accommodate an additional 45 students in every new intake. This has provided some financial support to help us through these difficult times in education, it also means that there will be new roles created within the school to manage demands both academic and pastoral of these increased numbers.

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:; phone: 01462 432181 x252).

School location

Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

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