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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    30 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,409.00 - £27,852.00 Annually (FTE) Pro rata for hours and weeks worked

Science Technician job summary

Job description

Job title:

Science Technician


Grade: H6

Scale point range: Points 14-19

Salary range: £25,409-£27,852 (FTE)

Hours / weeks:

32.5 hours / week, term time only plus 5 INSET days

Contract type:


Reports to:

Curriculum Team Leader of Science

Job purpose

To provide support to staff and students undertaking the Science curriculum by overseeing the general running of the Science preparation areas.

To contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Academy.

Main responsibilities

To maintain effective systems as part of the science technician team.

To coordinate weekly preparation sheets.

To identify, plan, co-ordinate and undertake team training requirements.

To maintain records of individual training and attendance.

To check departmental equipment and materials and ensure appropriate stock levels are maintained.

To carry out periodic and routine inspection and maintenance of departmental equipment and resources.

To work in collaboration with the senior technician to ensure risk assessments are carried out.

To work in collaboration with teaching staff to disseminate work set for classes due to teacher absence.

To undertake as and when required those duties which are normally the responsibility of science technicians.

To ensure efficient preparation and organisation of equipment for lessons.

Arranging and designing display boards and displays around the Faculty.

Ensuring that all equipment is returned after classes and that labs are tidy.

To undertake First Aid duties.

To clean equipment and laboratories after lessons and any chemical spillages when they occur.

To support teaching staff and pupils during lessons.

To liaise with caretaking staff and to record any gas/fume problems.

To assist in ensuring the safe conduct of pupils in the department.

To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with their line manager.

To ensure the application of Health & Safety procedures and to raise awareness of H&S issues specifically in relation to laboratories.

Participate in training and development activities and programmes as required.

Appreciate and support the role of other professionals and establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies and professionals.

The above list of principal duties & responsibilities is not necessarily a complete statement. Alterations & further duties may be necessary & will be subject to consultation. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable changes to his / her job description. 

The post holder is expected to adapt his / her work to address the specific needs of the pupils 

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield Academy and it's Trust Board fully recognise that they have a duty of care to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children. We recognise that all members of the school community, including volunteers and Trustees, will at all times play a full and active part in protecting our students from harm.

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About Westfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1319 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Westfield Academy. We are an over-subscribed, high-performing, non-selective Academy. We have been a consistently "Good" OFSTED school since 2012, with our most recent inspection being December 2019. During my time as Headteacher, our students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in South West Herts.

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