Lead Science Technician, Wandsworth

Closing date:

Southfields AcademyWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,178.00 per annum to £24,089.00 per annum depending on experience.
Contract term: Permanent

Who we are: 

We are a successful, dynamic and forward thinking science department with a strong emphasis on developing staff in their specialism. The team are constantly reflecting and sharing ideas and are aided by a Science Lead Practitioner to encourage and facilitate this behaviour. 

Science education is a strongly practical subject at Southfields and to that end experiments and demonstrations play a key role in enriching the curriculum being taught by the teachers.  Science Technicians play and active role in the lessons they support and are integral members of the Science department.  As Lead Science Technician you would have an overarching responsibility to provide technical support to our collaborative department.  

Within the department there are experienced teachers, a Lead Practitioner and the support of members of the Senior Leadership Team. The department prides itself on its innovation and excellence in moving practice on to support student development.

As a National Teaching School, Southfields Academy offers a comprehensive and well thought of support programme for NQTs led by Senior Staff. 

Southfields Academy is a thriving non-selective secondary academy located in south west London. It has recently undergone complete redevelopment and benefits from the cutting edge in sporting facilities, art, design & vocational technology facilities, spacious and bright communal areas and classrooms. All of which are equipped with the latest technology and designed by our staff and students to ensure their fitness for purpose to educate the children of today and future-proofed for the children of tomorrow.

Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate will ideally have an academic qualification preferably to degree level within the field of science.  Practical experience and a demonstrable track record of working in a school environment would be highly advantageous and a confident and positive manner when supporting young people is a requirement.  Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to manage and motivate a team are essential.

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability or age. All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Academy will only accept applications directly from candidates themselves.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Please note that we reserve the right to close this post early, should we receive a high volume of applications.



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More about Southfields Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 333 Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 5JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8875 2600
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Who we are

Southfields Academy is a stand-alone converter academy situated in South West London on the Southfields - Earlsfield border.  The Academy is the modern incarnation of Southfields School which was founded in 1949. The school was founde...