Senior Science Technician

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AE

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

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WAT Band E, pt 10 - 14, £18,577 - £20,109 (full time equivalent £21,695 - £23,484)

Senior Science Technician job summary

Due to department restructuring we are looking to appoint a Senior technician to our team.

Candidates for the Senior post would need to be experienced school technicians with a desire to line manage and grow a technicians’ team in a busy science department supporting all sciences at KS3 and KS4.

The role involves supporting the science department in the delivery of practical science lessons, specific duties differ from term to term but will include:

Preparing, cleaning and maintaining necessary solutions and equipment for practical lessons
Delivery and collection of practical resources to teaching laboratories in a timely manner
Regular maintenance tasks within the prep room and laboratories
Liaising with staff over equipment and safety issues
Running trials of experiments
Leading/assisting with demonstrations in lessons (after training)
Inventory and stock taking duties
Portable appliance testing (after training)
Supporting the overall work of the Science Department including some administrative tasks
Prep room management including distribution of workload and over sight of administration (budget management, policy writing, maintaining key records)
Line management of other members of the technician team
Oversight of health and safety, COSHH and SYC matters for the department, including running departmental training in health & safety.
Training of new technicians within the department
Support of the training of new teachers in practical methods, under direction of the head of science and acting as advisory to the head of department in these matters
You will need: 5 GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, including English and Maths and a good level of computer literacy for either role. The Senior role requires previous experience as a school science technician and a good working knowledge of health and safety in the workplace and COSHH.

The role requires individuals with flexibility and the capacity to react to the changing demands of a dynamic science department. Posts are TTO + inset days.

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About St Augustine Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
741 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01622 752490

St Augustine Academy is committed to providing an education that ensures all students succeed and make the best of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based upon the educational, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students. We believe that students engage fully and reach their maximum potential when the environment is both caring and orderly, combined with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life.

Embedded in our curriculum are many opportunities for students to access the essential skills that have been identified by numerous employers as fundamental for successful employment. We place great emphasis upon leadership, teamwork, creative solutions and innovation. Our curriculum provides numerous opportunities for these and other relevant skills to be introduced, practised and mastered so that when our students go forward into the world of work they are fully prepared.

The core purpose of academies is to transform the education and life chances of not only individuals but also the local community. We exemplify these notions as we seek to inspire our current students and those of future generations to succeed. We have a great deal to offer our community and look forward to working with others in ensuring that we genuinely do make a difference to the life chances of our students.

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