Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Part time
Contract type
West Sussex Grade 5 - £20,092 - £20,493

Job summary

The Burgess Hill Academy is looking to recruit a Senior Science Technician to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. The role is for 35 hours per week, term time only. 

Under the direction of the Subject Leader for Science, the Senior Science Technician is responsible for co-ordinating the use of practical resources and facilities in the department, and providing assistance and advice in the practical needs of the science curriculum.  The role will also include the day to day organisation and development of the Science Technician team and responsibility for ensuring that Health and Safety requirements are adhered to at all times.

We are looking for someone who:

-has previous experience of working within a school / academy or in a science environment
-has knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation as it relates to the work of an academy / school, COSHH and regulations in relation to the safe handling and storage of chemicals, and safe working practices in relation to handling and usage of hazardous equipment and tools.
-some knowledge of the national curriculum requirements, would be desirable
-is a team player
-is organised, methodical and accurate

Applying for the job

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
949 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About The Burgess Hill Academy

About The Burgess Hill Academy

Ofsted grade: Good in all areas (2019)

The Burgess Hill Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16-year olds in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. We challenge and support our pupils to believe in their best, providing an academic focus with a determination to support wellbeing and employability skills. In 2020 we have enhanced our learning environment with refurbished classrooms, science labs and outdoor areas. We offer 240 student places each year and have a total capacity of 1200.

We can offer you:

-a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
-excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

School location

Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9EA

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