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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    23 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: This position will require candidates to work 32.5 hours per week.

Contract type

Fixed term - Until July 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,565, £30,390 per annum. Approximately £19,798 - £21,063 per annum pro rata (0.69309 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

About us and the role

Are you a Senior Science Technician looking for a new opportunity? Are you a Science Technician looking to take the next step in your career? If your answer is YES to the above, then we want to hear from YOU!

What will you do?

  • To take lead responsibility for making sure that guidelines are provided and followed in relation to the preparation and setting out of experiments, scientific and audio visual equipment, chemicals, specimens etc. for laboratory use (this includes moving items between laboratories where necessary).
  • Contribute to the design, development and maintenance of specialist resources and or long term projects and offer professional guidance, assistance and support to pupils and teachers on the practical aspects of the curriculum where necessary in practical experiments.
  • Invigilating exams where necessary.
  • Be responsible for administering first aid in laboratory if required (must hold first aid certificate or be prepared to train for certificate).

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • NVQ3 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (LATA) or NVQ3 for Laboratory Technicians in Education or Level 3 Certificate in Laboratory Technical Skills or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • Certification of relevant health and safety training or a willingness to attend appropriate Health and Safety training
  • Experience within a school / college environment
  • Detailed knowledge of health, safety and COSHH and ESCC regulations and other relevant legislation in relation to safe handling and storage of chemicals.

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.



What the school offers its staff

Avanti Fields School is an all-through, faith designated (Hindu) state school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018, and first intake of Nursery and Reception students in September 2022. The school is rapidly expanding and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

The staff at Avanti Fields School are passionate about our school and are relentlessly focused on improving the achievement and opportunities for all our students. All staff that work at the school will need to subscribe to our ethos and values and seek to improve and develop their own practice and performance for the benefit of our students.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

Why should you apply

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

  • A strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • O2 discounts
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes
  • Cycle to work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

Plus many more!


Further details about the role

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Commitment to safeguarding

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

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About Avanti Fields School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 3 to 16
School size
950 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

Avanti Fields School is a new all-through school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018. The school is rapidly expanding, and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it moves into its new state of the arts building and continues its journey to outstanding.

Avanti Fields School; we are an all-through; 3–16 Hindu-faith school – part of the multi-academy, Avanti Schools Trust.

Avanti Schools are extremely popular with Hindu and non-Hindu parents alike who want an outstanding, disciplined and inclusive environment for learning for their children.

Our established schools in London and Leicester are all at least rated good with outstanding features and have the highest expectations are our pupils.

Avanti’s faith ethos means high academic and moral standards and an environment that values and nurtures the best within all faiths.

Avanti Fields is a Hindu-designated faith school, part of the growing family of Avanti schools. However, staff and students at Avanti Fields School do not originate from any specific faith background. Applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none; they will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School.

Arranging a visit to Avanti Fields School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@avanti.org.uk.

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