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Science Technician

St Francis Xavier Sixth Form CollegeWandsworth

SFX is a dynamic and ambitious Sixth Form College, one of the closest Sixth Form Colleges to both the City of London and to Parliament. We thrive on our many engagements and connections with higher education, with employers and with external agencies and we relish the challenge of working out how best to equip our young people to compete and flourish in the future. Rated “Good” by Ofsted (in 2018), the College achieves excellent standards and is proud to support many young people from non-traditional backgrounds to successful progression to higher education and to employment.  Currently, it is embarking upon a journey to achieve one of the first awards of “Apple Distinguished” status for its digital innovation practice in teaching, learning and assessment. We want to ensure that we take care of and support the development of the whole person: educational, emotional, social and spiritual.

Science Technician

Start date:  23rd August 2021 

Full Time or part time| Term Time Only| Permanent 

Salary: NJC scale 8 incl London Weighting 

(£24,660 FTE, actual £21,372)

We are looking to recruit Science Technician on permanent, full-time or part time basis to provide technical support to our thriving science department which offers A Level courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science and the CTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

The successful candidate will be educated to a degree level in a science related subject.  Practical experience and a track record of working in a school or college environment would be highly advantageous. A confident and positive manner when supporting young people as well as excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. 

The role involves:

  • Preparing and clearing away materials, solutions and apparatus for practical classes and   carrying out demonstrations.
  • Basic construction and modification of apparatus
  • Maintaining equipment and teaching areas.
  • Supporting teachers in practical classes.
  • Stocktaking chemicals and equipment and ensuring safe storage.
  • Disposal of waste laboratory materials in accordance with H&S guidance.
  • Carrying out administrative tasks related to the smooth running of the department.

With excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. 

We offer: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, 
  • Employee assistance programme, 
  • Excellent training opportunities, 
  • Free use of our state of the art fitness suite, 
  • Free staff fitness classes, 
  • Cycle to work scheme, and 
  • On site free parking, to name a few. 

To apply, please submit fully completed application form.  Please note, CVs will not be accepted. For more information about the College please visit our College website For more information about the role, please contact Anna Mason on 02087726094. 

The closing date for receipt of application forms is Thursday 27th May 2021 

Interviews are scheduled to be held in the week beginning Monday 7th June 2021.  

All successful candidates must be willing to undergo a DBS Police check.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be shortlisted for interview.

SFX is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

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