Science Technician

The Birkenhead Park SchoolWirral

Role: Science Technician

Reports to: Head of Science Faculty

Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only + inset days

Salary: Grade 4, SCP 4 – 6,  £16,357 - £17,018, (FTE £18,933 - £19,698)

Start date: As soon as possible

Are you great at finding solutions? And mixing them too? We are looking for you!

We are passionate about science and sharing its wonders with our students – we need another Science Technician to join our team and help the Faculty to deliver experiences that inspire and engage our students. Our school is on an ambitious journey of transformation and we are looking for someone who would like to use their experience, subject expertise and vision to make a difference.

About the role:

Working as part of a team, you will assist the Science Faculty in providing practical support for the preparation and delivery of lesson resources; work with a range of scientific materials, and ensure all equipment is monitored, maintained and serviced; and work closely with teaching staff to assist them with practical aspects of their work. Our Science Faculty has strong established links with the University of Liverpool and we regularly collaborate to deliver events and trips for our students to enjoy first-hand experiences of cutting edge practices. We are also the selected secondary school representative in an exciting new microplastics research project, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and delivered in partnership with the University of Liverpool and Birkenhead Sixth Form College.

About you:

We wish to appoint a meticulous and well organised individual with a passion for science, and a belief in the importance of engaging with young people to cultivate their love of learning and ambition to explore our world. You will be committed to working safely and efficiently, and operate effectively within a team. You must be able to demonstrate excellent professional standards, and show great energy, resilience and enthusiasm when working under pressure.

About us:

The School is part of the BePART Educational Trust which was set up by Birkenhead Sixth Form College, an Ofsted Outstanding post-16 specialist, recently awarded TES Sixth Form College of the Year. The School and the College work together collaboratively to share and develop educational best practice and create an inspiring culture with opportunities for career development. The Birkenhead Park School aims to achieve “Ambition and Excellence for All” and we are committed to providing the best possible education for every student. The School is driven by the values of Positivity, Ambition, Resilience, and Thoughtfulness, and building character is seen as a fundamental priority in securing our students’ future success.

In May 2017, Ofsted recognised the significant progress the School has made in its journey of transformation. This has been further confirmed by our 2019 Ofsted inspection:

  • “Leaders’ actions are having a positive effect on pupils’ achievement in their GCSE examinations.”
  • “Leaders have designed curriculums to allow pupils to build on earlier learning”
  • “Since the previous inspection, leaders have acted to improve the quality of education for pupils.”

Full report: birkenheadparkschool.com/about/Ofsted-Report

In addition to the opportunities for career development offered through the BePART Educational Trust, we are the only school on the Wirral to be working in partnership with The Ambition Institute. This exciting initiative is focused on developing our staff through high quality bespoke training that will support career development and offer a progression pathway to expertise.

How to Apply:

You can Quick Apply via TES, or visit our website to download an application pack:

https://www.birkenheadparkschool.com/job-vacancies/science-technician

The closing date for receipt of a completed application form is:

Wednesday 28 April, 9am.

The Birkenhead Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed School application form. All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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The Birkenhead Park School

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