Science / STEM Technician, Wokingham

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Bohunt School WokinghamWokingham

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £18.4k - £19.4k per annum. Actual salary £15,803 - £16,645
Contract term: Permanent

37.5 hours per week, Term time 38 weeks, plus INSET days 

Do you have a scientific background or interest, or do you have practical Laboratory Technician experience? Bohunt School in Wokingham is seeking to appoint a Science Technician to support teaching and learning in STEM; experience is preferable but not essential.

Key Features of the School

The school opened in September 2016 with Year 7, growing to a roll of 1200 students, aged 11-16, by September 2020, with a final phase addition of a sixth form of up to 300 to follow.

The South of England based Bohunt Educational Trust has evolved from Bohunt School in Hampshire, which is rated Outstanding in every category by Ofsted and the Times Educational Supplement School of the Year 2014.  BET's educational philosophy is encapsulated by three short verbs: Enjoy, Respect and Achieve. 

Key Features of the job

The role mainly involves providing technical support, ensuring that equipment is functioning properly and is ready to use, and that the right materials are available for particular lessons. Sometimes laboratory technicians may be expected to work closely with students to explain or demonstrate experiments or how to use equipment, as well as helping teachers with a class and supporting individual students on research projects. 

Some of the typical work activities are as follows:

● liaising with teaching staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements and work plans;

● running trials of experiments prior to classes and then demonstrating techniques for experiments;

● preparing equipment and chemicals before lessons as requested by the teaching staff

● maintaining and repairing equipment and laboratory apparatus;

● record keeping, e.g. for students' practical sessions, tracking methods, results, budgets, etc.

● ensuring that equipment is properly cleaned and that chemicals, drugs and other materials are appropriately stored;

● supporting the work of teachers in classes and laboratory sessions and giving technical advice to staff and students;

● managing the stock control of chemicals and equipment;

This is an excellent opportunity for a Science Technician to help shape the development and infrastructure of STEM as a pioneering flagship for the new school, and opportunities for career progression for the right person are extensive. Salary dependent upon knowledge and experience.

Applications will be considered as they are received.

Bohunt School Wokingham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

More about Bohunt School Wokingham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Sheerlands Road, Arborfield, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG2 9GB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 9076237
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Thank you for your interest in joining us at Bohunt School Wokingham.   Bohunt Education Trust (BET) is a dynamic learning community whose ethos is encapsulated by three simple words: enjoy, respect and achieve. We are really excited about ...