Science Technician (Biology Specialist preferred), WEMBLEY/LONDON

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Preston Manor SchoolWEMBLEY/LONDON
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Start date: October 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 36 Hours per week - Term Time plus inset days Salary – Scale 3, spinal point 14 – 17 (£16,781 – £17,772 pro rata) plus London Weighting (£1,848 pro rata)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 75 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through school. Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, inclusive nature and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates. 

Preston Manor is an all-through Co-operative School located in the highly diverse and vibrant London borough of Brent. We are part of an established network of schools and work collaboratively with local schools. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4-19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. Our focus on holistic wellbeing, along with teaching and learning, means that progress and development takes place both within the classroom and beyond for students and staff alike. Thus we achieve very strong academic results championed by innovative and dedicated staff who work relentlessly to build and foster high aspirations in all members of our learning community.

The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car.  It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the School.  

Science Technician (Biology Specialist preferred)

Required for October 2017

Fixed term contract to July 2018


36 Hours per week - Term Time plus inset days

Salary – Scale 3, spinal point 14 – 17 (£16,781 – £17,772 pro rata)

plus London Weighting (£1,848 pro rata) circa (£16,363 - £17,234 inclusive LW)

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Science Technician, who is passionate about engaging young people in science. The role involves being responsible for the maintenance and provision of practical materials for science activities from KS3 to KS5.

You must be proactive, an all-rounder with the ability to work efficiently within a pressurised environment and maintain a professional approach to your work at all times.  It is essential that you are capable of working on your own initiative and as part of a team, applying excellent attention to detail.  Excellent organisational skills and a flexible working attitude are also necessary.


The successful candidate will:

●   have a passion for teaching and learning

●   be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas

●   be an excellent practitioner

●   lead by example and act as a strong role model to students

●   have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students

●      be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills

●      be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school

●      have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff

●      be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress

We offer:

● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students

● a friendly and supportive team of teachers

● well-resourced facilities

● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment

● a commitment to professional development


The successful candidate will join a dynamic and energetic team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations of achievement.

The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers and technicians.

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

Closing Date:  noon Monday 02 October 2017

Interviews:  w/c 02 October 2017


The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.

Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks. 

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More about Preston Manor School
Address: Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4040