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Science Technician

City of London Academy, Highgate HillIslington

Science Technician      

35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only) 

Scale 4 SCP 8 - 11  £24,715 - £26,075 (FTE)

Actual salary: £21,515

Required November 2021

Support us, and we will support you.

It is not just our teaching staff who help us create exceptional results. Our support staff are vital to ensuring that our pupils achieve their full potential and become confident, resilient and compassionate individuals who can make a positive contribution to society. We believe that you should be supported too, with all the opportunities you need to develop your career and achieve your goals.

City of London Academy, Highgate Hill, opened as a mixed, all-ability, non-denominational academy in September 2017, and is housed in a lovely building with excellent facilities for students, staff and the community. With the support of our enthusiastic students, diligent staff, supportive parents and cohesive governing body, we strive to provide a calm and purposeful learning environment underpinned by high expectations.

We are seeking a Science Technician to join us in November 2021. You will work with and be managed by the Acting Senior Science Technician completing the team of 2. You will have detailed knowledge of health and safety legislation in relation to working in a school and knowledge of COSHH and ESCC regulations in relation to safe handling and storage of chemicals. You should be able to prepare equipment and materials for science lessons and maintain a range of tools and equipment. You must possess good levels of accuracy and attention to detail. You will also be able to follow instructions and be able to act calmly when under pressure.

You will be expected to manage your own workload and prioritise work appropriately. Excellent communication skills both oral and written are an essential part of the role to be able to deal with staff and students. 

Normal hours will be between 8.00am and 16.00pm. It is expected that you would be available to support certain meetings outside of these hours by agreement in advance for which time off in lieu will be accrued. There are also INSET training days/evenings throughout the academic year which you are expected to attend.

City of London Academy Highgate Hill is part of the City of London Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust with schools in North, East and South London. We are driven by a clear ambition to ensure that all schools are recognised as Outstanding within three years of joining us.  We combine the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with a genuinely innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial ethos.  We’re also committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff, plus excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust. 

If this role is of interest to you and you can contribute to our future success, an information pack is available on our website  Should you require any other details please contact HR at 

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Applications must be made on Tes by the closing date. Please click on the link below to complete the application form for this role.

Closing date for applications is: 10.00am Wednesday 29th September 2021

Interviews will take place on: week commencing Monday 4th October 2021 or Monday 11th October 2021

City of London Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from City of London Academies Trust vision and values.

The role is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 

City of London Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

City of London Academies Trust Company Registration No. 04504128.

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