Science Technician

West Walsall E-ACT Academy, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 9UA

Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    3 January 2023

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,234 to £21,448 - FTE: £21,968 - £24,496

Pay scale

SCP 6-12

What skills and experience we're looking for

5 GCSEs including Maths and English (minimum grade 4 or equivalent)

Relevant qualification in Science or related subject (ideally level 5 or above)

Working knowledge of health and safety including COSHH

Working knowledge of relevant policies, procedures and codes of practices

Good knowledge of up-to-date techniques, materials, and equipment relevant to the National Curriculum

Experience of working within a Science department

Experience of working within a school or similar environment

Experience of working with the relevant age range

Experience of managing stock control and record keeping

Experience of budget management

Ability to demonstrate and inspire a passion for Science

Ability to manage pupil behaviour and create a safe environment

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and pupils

Ability to prioritise workload effectively to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Ability to use ICT and other specialist equipment

Ability to deal with a wide range of stakeholders using multiple forms of communication

What the school offers its staff

  • An 11-18 Academy in Walsall resolutely focused on improving the life chances of all our students and inspiring them to reach their full potential.
  • We know just how important it is to think big and to help break those glass ceilings faced by young people today. Together we can encourage our pupils to step out from their comfort zones, build self-esteem and broaden their horizons.
  • Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our Academy is: Ofsted good/outstanding rated, recognised for helping pupils to progress from often low starting points.
  • Committed to teacher development through E-ACT’s professional learning program in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership.
  • Leading the way in youth mental health through our very own Mental Health First Aid programme - we aim to train every teacher as a mental health first aider.
  • A leader in the education sector for outstanding employee bene fits including a generous maternity policy and opportunities for flexible working.
  • E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 28 academies across the length and breadth of England.

Our academies can collaborate and share ideas. We all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.

In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector -leading work -life balance arrangements.

What the trust offers in return:

  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme

Further details about the role

An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Science Technician to provide technical support to teaching staff and ensure a safe and clean working environment to facilitate high-quality teaching within the faculty.

  • Assist teachers with preparation of resources and equipment for lesson delivery on a dailybasis
  • Assist in lessons as required during practical sessions
  • Develop apparatus and equipment for use in practical sessions and provide technical advice and assistance to teaching staff as required regarding resources for practical work and demonstrations
  • Carry out practical demonstrations in the classroom as required

For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification.

Commitment to safeguarding

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

​​​​​​​E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About West Walsall E-ACT Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1178 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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