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Job details
Employer St Mary Magdalene C of E School
Location Greenwich
Salary Scale 4, Spine Point 18 (pro rata - term time only)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
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Science Technician (Term Time Only)

We are looking to appoint a Science Technician to join our secondary team from September 2017. The ideal candidate will be able to provide comprehensive technician support across the Research & Design Faculty to support high quality teaching and learning. We are looking for someone who is organised, flexible, reliable and a good team player. Previous school experience would be an advantage.

The position will involve:

Preparation of science materials and equipment

  • Collecting apparatus and chemicals from storage
  • Making up standard laboratory solutions within Health and Safety guidelines
  • Maintaining apparatus in a usable state and undertaking minor repairs where feasible
  • Checking individual components in and out for class use
  • Preparing experiments, setting up apparatus and equipment for demonstrations and practical lessons as requested by teaching staff
  • Assisting teaching staff and students in practical work when required
  • Complete practical demonstrations for students in lessons
  • Support in the delivery of STEM activities

Health and Safety

  • To be familiar with and advise on the Health and Safety implications of all laboratory techniques and chemicals used
  • Carry out risk assessments for practical activities
  • Disposing of waste materials according to health and safety regulations
  • Cleaning of spillages according to health and safety guidelines
  • Advising staff of any problems, including safety aspects

Stock control and routine maintenance of science laboratories and preparation rooms,their equipment and services 

  • Liaising with staff over use of equipment and stock
  • Servicing equipment and repairing damages or arranging for this to be done
  • Purchase of sundries
  • Maintaining laboratory clean and tidy in conjunction with the teacher in charge of the room
  • Cleaning the sinks, chemicals on bench tops, spillages of chemicals on floor
  • Storing materials tidily
  • Keeping equipment clean
  • Looking after animals, insects and plants kept by the department
  • Cleaning of goggles
  • Cleaning of safety screens, fume cupboards and other items
  • Carrying out safety checks on equipment, e.g. Bunsen tubing etc
  • Taking stock of chemicals, consumables, stationery, books and breakable items and ordering of these items
  • Advise Head of Faculty on stock replacement needs
  • Checking deliveries

The successful candidate should be willing to be actively involved in all practical aspects of science, including demonstrations and lessons.


  • Minimum A Level of equivalent in Chemistry (preferred) and/or Biology 
  • Experience of working in a school or industrial laboratory
  • Relevant COSHH training

We can offer:

  • A supportive, motivated and strongly committed staff
  • A positive, supportive and happy environment 
  • A commitment to continuing professional development 
  • Energetic and enthusiastic pupils
  • A supportive, Christian ethos across our school communities
  • An Apple MacBook for use in school and at home

Closing date: Sunday 25th June 2017
Interview date: Applications will be considered on arrival and preferred candidated invited for interview on a mutually convenient date.

The Kononia Federation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory DBS checks and references.

About the employer

St Mary Magdalene C of E School is a co-educational, all-through state school based in Greenwich, south-east London. The school has both primary and secondary phases. The secondary phase has approximately 180 pupils aged 11-18 and 35 staff. All new s...

Information about St Mary Magdalene C of E School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Voluntary Aided
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Greenwich Peninsula Secondary Phase
Old Dover Road
United Kingdom