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Nelson and Colne College

Nelson and Colne College

  • Expiring soon
Up to £18,066.79 per annum depending on experience (pro rata)
Job type:
Part Time, Permanent
Apply by:
24 January 2018

Job description


Title: Biology Science Technician

Closing Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018  

Interview Date: Thursday 1st February 2018

Salary: Up to £18,066.79 per annum depending on experience (pro rata) 

Nelson and Colne College are an Ofsted Outstanding College with an excellent local reputation. We are looking for Biology Science Technician to join our talented and learner focused team on a permanent, term-time only basis working approximately 14 hours per week (Monday & Friday). 

Working with the Science department, the successful candidate will be able to prepare and maintain resources for Level 2, Level 3 and A-Level Biological Science including preparing micro-biological media and culture. The ideal candidate will have a “hands-on” approach and demonstrate best practice in line with the College’s policies and procedures. 

Main duties include:

· Research, design and trial practicals, as required

· Set-up and remove equipment in laboratories, as required

· Clean and maintain equipment and apparatus

· Care for plant and animal collections

· Assist in practical classes, when required

· Safe treatment and disposal of materials, including hazardous substances

The ideal candidate will have:

· Level 2 qualification in Science, Maths and English at Grade C or above 

· Keep up to date with current laboratory practise

· Experience of working in a biological science laboratory (desirable) 

How to apply:

If you're interested in this post and would like to know more, then please visit our website and complete the online application process. 


Please note: All of our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check due to working with vulnerable adults and children. Should you wish to discuss this further, please get in touch with the HR team.

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About Nelson and Colne College

Nelson and Colne College, located in the town of Nelson, Lancashire, offers further education to 1,600 full-time students and 3,500 part-time adults. The college was founded during the reorganisation of education in Pendle in the early 1970s and created by the merger of several local sixth forms. 

Recent investments have included a £2m engineering facility, an all-weather sports pitch and gym, fully equipped science laboratories, and student study and social spaces. In January 2017, Nelson and Colne College launched a university centre to offer a range of higher education programmes in East Lancashire and beyond. 


Amanda Melton 

Values and vision

Nelson and Colne College’s overarching vision is summed up in its commitment to “expanding horizons; excelling together; and always learning". It  promises to: put people at its centre; take care to understand each other’s individual qualities and needs; ensure that every single member of the college knows they matter; and celebrate individuality and recognise the strength of diversity.   

The college also promotes a “green” ethos among its students and staff, setting up a sustainability group to raise awareness of environmental issues. The whole college has signed up to challenging goals to reduce its carbon footprint.   

Ofsted report 

“The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. Assessment is well planned and marking is thorough and helpful. The internal lesson observation system is rigorous and carefully moderated and helps improve the teaching and learning. Staff development is well focused on college priorities.” 

View Nelson and Colne College’s latest Ofsted report 

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