Science Technician

Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Chemistry
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £19,000 to £21,500

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a proactive and enthusiastic technician who will provide effective support for the
teaching staff in Science and adopt a flexible style in order to tackle a range of routine duties in Technology and Art Departments.

Health and safety is paramount, and the successful candidate will ensure H&S standards are in place, checks are undertaken as required, and potential hazards are identified and reported.

The successful candidate will have strong organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.

The successful candidate will also have great customer service skills and enjoy working in a busy, lively environment.

This is a hands-on role, maintaining science laboratories, equipment and apparatus. Duties will include the preparation of materials for practical lessons, trialing new experiments and apparatus to improve results.

In return we offer the opportunity to work in a friendly, vibrant,
outstanding school.

Essential educational requirements

Education to Level 2 or above (or equivalent), including a Science qualification

Essential qualifications

Education to Level 2 or above (or equivalent), including a Science qualification

Essential skills and experience

- Confident user of ICT
- Be an excellent communicator and have an excellent level of oral and written skills
- Extremely well-organised with an ability to multi-task
- Ability to work well as a member of a team
- Strong organisational and time-management skills
- Proactive and able to use initiative
- A shared approach to problem-solving and achieving goals
- Innovation, identifying alternative ways to resolve issues, improve standards and procedures
- Ability to manage a high level of confidentiality
- Self-motivated and hard working
- Able to work effectively and calmly under pressure
- Evidence of good relationships with young people and adults
- Committed to the ethos of Wycombe High School.

Employee benefits

Term time only, plus Inset Days
Staff wellbeing programme
Job training

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1304 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website Wycombe High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter
(Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully)

Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action.

Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society.

All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same.

As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

School location

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB