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Job details
Employer St Mary Magdalene C of E School
Location Greenwich
Salary Competitive
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

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

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