Science Technician, Tonbridge, Kent

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The Hayesbrook SchoolTonbridge, Kent
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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £12,197 to £13,416
Contract term: Permanent

 The Hayesbrook School

The Hayesbrook School is a vibrant non-selective 11 – 18 all boys Academy, with a mixed sixth form. Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students.

The school has over 750 students on roll. Our strengths are strong behaviour, examination success and an emphasis upon learning and teaching. The Hayesbrook School is also renowned for its success in extra-curricular activities and for its support of other schools, both locally, nationally and as part of Brook Learning Trust.

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Science Technician

The Hayesbrook School is looking for a Science Technician to join in April 2018. The role is 30 hours a week, term time only, plus 5 additional days to be worked during school closure periods. The salary is £12,197 to £13,416. Further details of the role can be found in the attached Job Description.

The science department at The Hayesbrook School is an exciting and dynamic place to work, with outcomes for students increasing year on year. We have a strong team of committed teachers who are dedicated to ensuring the very best for all our students. The department comprises good facilities which are part of a rolling modernisation plan to make sure we offer our staff and students even more opportunity to shine. One of our biggest successes over the last two years has been to increase students’ engagement in, and enjoyment of science. We have achieved this by increasing the amount and quality of practical work in science and collaboratively redefining our science curriculum. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed professional to join us on our journey as we continue to raise standards, inspire students and develop young scientists of the future.

The successful candidate will need to have the following skills/experience:


  • 5 GCSE’s including Science, Maths and English
  • A Level/BTec/Level 3 qualification in Science
  • Good oral, written communication and numeracy skills
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work independently and use your initiative
  • The ability to prioritise and organise your own time
  • Calmness under pressure
  • A patient approach with students
  • Responsible & conscientious approach to Health & Safety.


  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment
  • Experience of working in a school or with young people
  • Knowledge of relevant codes of practice.

Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Hayesbrook School as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the county. Last year, children in our academies made better progress - learning and growing with us - than they would have done in other schools or academies nationally. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The Hayesbrook School, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Hayesbrook School is an exciting and ambitious place to learn: we invite you to become part of our flourishing community, and in return, offer you the opportunity to develop your career within the Brook Learning Trust.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years.

Only applications made using Brook Learning Trust application forms will be considered.  Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those detailed in the job description.  Completed applications should be sent to no later than 9.00am on Monday 19 February 2018. 

For further details, please contact our HR team on 01580 712 754 ext.333

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