Science and Food Technician, Manchester

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Manchester Health Academy (MHA)Manchester

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Salary:  Grade 4 £16,764 (point 7) to £18,146 (point 11) per annum - actual salary to reflect term time working.  

35 hours per week, term time only plus 1 week (i.e. 39 weeks per academic year)

The Role

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced technician to provide efficient and effective support to the science and food department, so this role will be a 50/50 split between both departments.  

In this position you will have responsibility for the preparation, distribution and retrieval of apparatus, ingredients, textbooks, worksheets, tests and other materials for lessons; including setting up and assisting teaching staff with science/food practical’s and demonstrations when required.  Working alongside another science technician, the role will have responsibility for the science preparation room; checking and maintaining the safety of equipment, controlling stock, maintaining stock records and storing and disposing of surplus chemicals in compliance with current regulations etc.  In relation to food, the role will be responsible for stock control and the maintenance of stock records, maintaining food safety standards, receiving goods into the relevant classrooms and checking and maintaining the safety of equipment.

The role will be subject to completion of a successful 6 month probationary period. 

What we’re looking for

Suitable candidates will possess a grade c/4 or above in maths, English and science.  With previous experience of working in a school laboratory, you will demonstrate a solid understanding of the health and safety regulations applicable to a laboratory environment and a good understanding of food safety standards.  You must be an excellent team player with the ability to establish and maintain good relationships with both students and colleagues alike, and must be adaptable to meet the varying demands of the job.

As a member of the Academy’s Student Support Team you will support our students to achieve their challenging targets. This is an exciting opportunity to work as a member of a highly committed and talented team where collaboration and team work are essential.  We are looking for enthusiastic, committed, staff who will go the extra mile.  

The School

Manchester Health Academy opened in September 2009 and is sponsored by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. In September 2010 the Academy moved into a £20 million state-of-the-art building and to accommodate a growing student population we have just completed a further £10 million expansion project. Rated by Ofsted in April 2015 as a good school, with many outstanding features, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition. 

Why work for us?

In return we will promise you a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and encouraged to take a leading role in the development of the Academy vision and strategy. You will also have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits to working at MHA

- Excellent local government pension scheme

- Free parking

- Free use of the community gym facilities

- Cycle to Work Scheme

- 10 minute commute to city centre

Application Form

Completed application forms are to be emailed by the closing date/time to: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing date: Monday 14 October 2019 – 9 am

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We therefore follow safer recruitment procedures and successful candidates are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other pre-employment checks.

More about Manchester Health Academy (MHA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Moor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9BP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 998 3992
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