Science Technician ( Chemistry ), Woking

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Gordon's SchoolWoking

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Science Technician ( Chemistry )
Contract term: Permanent

Reports to: Senior Science Technician 

Hours: 8am - 4pm, Monday-Friday, term time plus 5 days 

Salary: £16,900 - £17,800 per annum depending on experience   

Main Purpose of the Job  

Under the instruction/guidance of the Science teachers to assist them to deliver Science lessons by providing support and preparing and maintaining specialist/equipment and resources for demonstration or use by the students.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

• Preparing and setting out apparatus and chemicals for practical lessons based on teacher’s requisition. 

• Carrying out risk assessments where necessary and making sure health and safety measures are followed in setting up each practical, by referring to CLEAPSS resources and/or discussing with colleagues and teachers. 

• Clearing and tidying up laboratories following each practical session. 

• Carrying out safe disposal of chemicals and biological waste following CLEAPSS guidelines. 

• Providing assistance to (Chemistry) teachers and students during practical sessions when necessary. 

• Collaborating with colleagues to share workload at busy times and covering absence to maintain the standard of technical service at the science department. 

• Carrying out routine laboratory servicing, mainly for two Chemistry labs and prep rooms following Gordon’s lab servicing schedule 

• Ensuring that the chemicals and equipment are available in stock in suitable condition and initiate orders when necessary. 

• Maintaining effective communication with the teachers to follow the lesson objectives and possible improvements for the lessons and general laboratory environment. 

• Trialling out experiments whenever necessary before setting up for students. 

• Adhering to the Gordon’s science department health and safety and prep room management policies. 

• Carrying out simple in-house repairs, calibration and maintenance of equipment. 

• Requesting assistance from school maintenance and facilities department for repairs of fixtures, hand washing facilities and internal deliveries from reprographics and elsewhere. 

• Keeping up to date with developments in practical science and health and safety policies through CPD events and online resources. 

• Assisting colleagues in issuing text books, stock taking, placing orders and any other duties required to maintain the smooth running of Science Department.  

• Restocking stationary cupboard/shelves. 

• Providing ICT facilities as teachers request and reporting any problems to IT helpdesk for assistance.  

•       Obtaining local purchases necessary for lessons and technician tasks. 

• Attending school support staff/science department/technicians meetings as required.       

 Person Specification Qualifications/Experience

  • Chemistry A Level is essential 
  • A Science degree or equivalent is desirable
  • Previous experience of working in a secondary school science department is desirable 
  •  Personal Skills
  • An enthusiasm for science  
  • Good communication skills  
  • Flexibility  
  • Ability to work as part of a team     

Gordon’s School is a State Boarding and Day School and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment – applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate screening including an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Gordon's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: West End, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9PT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276 858084
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Gordon’s is a non-selective, 11-18 school of 840 boys and girls.  Unusually for a state school it offers residential boarding facilities to 200 students. Founded in 1885, its historical links with General Charles Gordon have shaped the ethos and...