Science Technician (with Chemistry Specialism), North Yorkshire

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Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateNorth Yorkshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,285 term time + 3 weeks
Contract term: Permanent

Queen Ethelburga’s is an independent Collegiate of four co-educational schools. Located in North Yorkshire between the towns of York and Harrogate, we offer outstanding facilities and motivated students who join us with a broad range of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a happy community where students can grow to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. To meet the needs of our students we offer a wide choice of qualifications, a supportive environment and an exciting programme of extra–curricular opportunities, which are underpinned by high quality teaching and learning. The school actively promotes the professional development of its staff through induction, CPD and career development opportunities.   

As a thriving day and boarding school, we have seen our numbers grow year on year, making us one of the largest boarding communities in the country. Our facilities are enhanced annually to help ensure that we have everything needed to allow our young people ‘to be the best that they can with the gifts that they have’ (our Hill Standard).

The post is term time plus 3 weeks and INSET training week - (34 plus 3 weeks plus 4 weeks holiday).

Job purpose

To undertake duties in support of the work of the teaching staff in the science department. This job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the Collegiate and the role develops. 

Main role and responsibilities

Providing support to the science teaching staff

• Preparing equipment ordered by science teachers

• Cleaning and maintenance of science equipment

• Being aware of current requirements with respect to Health and Safety, and keeping up to date with any new developments

• Liaison as required, through subject teachers, Sixth Form students about equipment needed for the internally assessed practical investigations

• Preparation of solutions, specimens and any other equipment for experimental work etc. as required by science staff

• Assistance with preparations for Open Days, and attendance as necessary

• Photocopying and collation of exam papers and worksheets as required for individual lessons.

The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the Collegiate’s Child Protection Policy at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the Collegiate’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Breach of confidentiality is a gross breach of discipline.

The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the Collegiate’ s Child Protection Policy at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the Collegiate’ s Designated Safeguarding Lead.  

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate.  However, due to the high volume of applications that we attract it will not be possible to respond to every application that we receive.  If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that unfortunately, on this occasion you have not been successful, and we wish you every success for the future.



More about Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 19 years
Address: Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 9SS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is an ‘Excellent’ rated (ISI 2019), boarding and day school for girls and boys, aged 0 to 19 years.

We are four schools in one happy community, blending the best of international and British educational ideals. We have a...