Biology Technician, Barnsley

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Penistone Grammar School ALCBarnsley

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14644 – £16320 per annum OR £19,221 - £21,318 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Biology Technician

Contract:  Full Time (35 hours per week), Permanent 

39 weeks plus 2 days per year (term time, plus inset and 2 additional days)

Salary Range:  Grade 4: SCP18-21. Actual Salary: £14644 – £16320 per annum 

Potential lead technician role for an excellent candidate, paid at grade 6 £19,221 - £21,318 per annum 

(£18070 - £20138 full time equivalent salary)

Start Date:  ASAP

Penistone Grammar School is expanding! Due to additional demand, we will be increasing our student numbers by over 300 in the next few years; we are therefore looking for a number of passionate and innovative teaching and support staff to join our team. 

Penistone Grammar School Advanced Learning Centre is looking to recruit 2 Science Technicians (Chemistry and Biology) with the enthusiasm and drive to join this department, contributing to its well-established tradition of success.

Penistone Grammar School Advanced Learning Centre is looking to recruit a Technician who will work as part of the Science Team supporting students’ achievement with a specific focus on Chemistry or Biology. The Technician is an integral part of the curriculum team and as a Technician, the post holder will need to ensure the appropriate equipment and resources are prepared, ready and available for lessons while adhering to the correct procedures (for example, COSHH, Health & Safety etc). They will also need to support teaching staff and students in practical lessons.

You will have:

- Experience of working in a science-related environment

- The ability to work well as part of a team while maintaining responsibility for your own work load

- A minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or above including English and mathematics

- A first aid certificate (or willingness to become qualified in first aid)

Our school is ‘Good’ poised to be ‘Outstanding’ very soon. We are a vibrant, oversubscribed 11 to 18 comprehensive school with excellent GCSE results across all subjects; we are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the region in terms of Key Stage 4 outcomes. Our A level results and destinations are equally impressive, with the school placed in the top 10% for performance (according to ALPS) and over 95% of all students gaining entrance to their university or apprenticeship of choice. 

We are committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role. We have an innovative staff development programme, which truly empowers staff to take control of their own professional development. For those striving for career development, we run annual middle and senior leadership development programmes. Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, Penistone Grammar School can support you to achieve them.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a school where our values are at the heart of all we do and where tradition and innovation perfectly complement each other, we are the school for you.

To find out more about our school and the expansion, please come and join us at our recruitment open morning on Saturday 10th March 2018. For more information or to book your place, please click here.

Or alternatively contact our recruitment partner, Jessica Galvin directly on: 0114 217 1556 or

For an application form and pack or to arrange a visit after the recruitment morning, please email our Recruitment Partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on 0114 217 1556 or Further information about Penistone Grammar School can be found on or

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 19 March 2018 at 12 noon. 

Interviews will be held shortly after this date. 

Penistone Grammar School ALC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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More about Penistone Grammar School ALC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 762 114
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Penistone Grammar School is a co-educational secondary school located in the market town of Penistone, near Sheffield in South Yorkshire. It is a larger-than-average school, educating around 1,500 pupils aged 11-18. 

Originally founded in 1392, ...