Science Technician (Full time, Term time only)
In 2016, Joseph Chamberlain College achieved A level pass rates of 99% for the third year running. In our last inspection in 2014 we were graded as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for the effectiveness of leadership and management. Since then, we have continued to provide a broad, inclusive and high quality education to all of our learners that results in some of the highest levels of progression to Higher Education in the sector.
The College is situated within easy reach of Birmingham city centre in a state of the art building with superbly equipped classrooms and outstanding facilities. We were featured in the 2015 Parliamentary Review for best practice in further education and were awarded the CPD Mark last year for our comprehensive package of innovative and high impact professional development. We support all newly qualified teachers to achieve QTS or QTLS, and are part of a local teaching alliance. We have also been short listed for the 2017 TES Sixth Form College of the Year Awards.
We are currently seeking to appoint a Science Technician to support the Science Faculty. The successful candidate will provide general support in the Science department, including preparation and maintenance of classroom resources as requested by teaching staff. You will assist the Senior Science Technicians in the preparation of Science Practicals and carry out any other task necessary to the role.
You will be expected to have excellent communication skills, be IT literate and have good numeracy and literacy skills. You will have opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge and you must demonstrate a willingness to grab these opportunities. You will also be expected to respond promptly to the needs of staff and students regarding experiments and assessed practicals and anticipate these needs.
An interest in, or background knowledge of, Science is essential. In addition to this a willingness to train as a first aider would be desirable.
This is a full-time, term-time only position and salary will be on the Colleges’ Support staff scale, points 14-16, currently £15,242 - £16,176 per annum (pro-rata).
Times of work will be agreed by the Line Manager.
Closing date: Thursday 17th August 2017 at noon
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to respect this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.