Science Technician, Medway

Closing date:

Holcombe Grammar SchoolMedway

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TSAT Grade D £20,045 – £22,561 FTE (£17,354 - £19,532 for the hours and weeks stated)
Contract term: Permanent

Employer: Holcombe Grammar School

Salary: TSAT Grade D £20,045 – £22,561 FTE (£17,354 - £19,532 for the hours and weeks stated)

Start Date: ASAP

Contract: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term time only plus 10 INSET days)


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is in the Top 10 Multi Academy Trusts for KS4 progress and was Runner up in the TES ‘ Employer of the Year 2018 Awards'

“Holcombe Grammar School deliver an inspiring curriculum” – Ofsted April 2018


Closing Date for Applications: 25th June 2019


As Science Technician you will be responsible under the direction of the Head of Science for providing general, practical support in the school’s science laboratories and to provide back-up to the science teaching staff. 

Your role will also involve setting up and monitoring systems used in the management and control of practical resources, including budgets. Keeping up to date with the maintenance and repair of practical equipment whilst keeping up to date with health and safety requirements and developments in Science. You will also be required to assist with managing the day to day running of the workshops and extra-curricular activities.

We are a successful grammar school for students aged 11-18 with a long-standing reputation for being a supportive and caring environment in which to teach and learn. We have seen significant developments in recent years, which have resulted in greatly improved examination results, and much investment in facilities including three new science laboratories and a fully equipped gymnasium installed in 2016. As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we aim to guide our students to become successful, well-rounded and confident individuals with the ability to achieve their personal best.

After the school’s 'Good' Ofsted judgement in April 2018, Holcombe Grammar School has continued to make rapid progress towards becoming one of the most successful grammar schools in the South-East. The English department has continued to perform well over the last few years and this post will give the successful candidate opportunities to further develop their teaching and leadership skills as the department takes on new challenges. 

Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:


Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve


What you will need to succeed:

• Experience of working with children aged 11-18.

• ‘C’ grades or above at GCSE level (or equivalent) in Science, English and Maths

• Committed to supporting students

• Excellent interpersonal skills 

• Effective communicator both orally and in writing

• Effective ICT skills 

• Excellent organisational and administrative skills

• Experience of working with children and young people 

• Understanding of the educational system and current developments

• Ability to motivate and to support learning 


What you will get in return from Holcombe Grammar School:

Opportunity to work in a campus of well-appointed buildings centred on the historic Holcombe Manor with easy access to M2, M20 and M25. We are proud to work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. You will benefit from vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust

You will also benefit from a discounted price of the Thinking Fitness gym, conveniently located on the site of Holcombe Grammar School.


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

We encourage early applications and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

If this position as a Science Technician is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please contact recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk, or submit your CV to our talent pool on our website to ensure that you are added to our talent pool and considered for any relevant future positions.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.





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More about Holcombe Grammar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Holcombe, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1634 830083
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Holcombe Grammar school is the best performing boys’ Grammar School in Medway as per the 2018 Progress 8 outcomes. 

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is the best performing Multi Academy Trust in England for KS4 progress.

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