Physics (Science) Technican, Essex

Closing date:

The Stanway SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Band 2 to midpoint
Contract term: Permanent

Physics (Science) Technician

Responsible to: Head of Science & Senior Science Technician

Band: Band 2 to Midpoint

Full time/Part time: Full time

Job Purpose

Provide full technician support to teaching staff, with particular regard to the preparation and clearing of lesson materials.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include: 

• Prepare, set up and check the apparatus, materials and chemicals for practical work. 

• Assist with the preparation and demonstration of KS3 and KS4 lessons.

• Clear equipment at the end of practical sessions and ensure that laboratories are safe for the following lesson. This would include wiping down benches and checking sinks where necessary.

• Ensure safe use and storage of laboratory equipment.

• Undertake maintenance and repairs of Physics and General equipment.

• If requested by Senior Technician, support teaching staff and students during lessons and assist teachers in setting up equipment 

• Under the direction of the Senior Technician, liaise with other departments/schools re use of additional specialist equipment.

• Refer stock and printing requirements to the Senior Technician.

• Supply visual aids, textbooks, worksheets and audio visual equipment to classrooms, and undertake routine photocopying as required.

• Liaise with Senior Science Technician regarding any gas/fume problems that may occur.

• Ensure the application of Health and Safety procedures and raise awareness of H & S issues specifically in relation to laboratories.

• Undertake any training commensurate with the post.

• Assist in ensuring the safe conduct of students in the department.

• Work with colleagues to ensure the well-being of any living materials within the department.

• Help with general duties as part of the Technician team.


• All teachers at The Stanway School will carry out their duties in line with those set out in the 

• Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task needing to be undertaken may not be identified.

• This job description may be amended at any time following discussion with the Headteacher and will be reviewed annually.

• The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

More about The Stanway School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Winstree Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0QA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1206 575488

The Stanway School is a heavily over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with 1264 students currently on roll, the vast majority of whom live in Stanway and the surrounding villages to the west of Colchester. The school is a specialist school in Hu...