Science Technician (Modern Apprentice Opportunity), Musselburgh

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Loretto SchoolMusselburgh

Date posted:
Start date: Spring Term
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £7,680
Contract term: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a part time Laboratory Technician to join our team at Loretto School based in Musselburgh. We are keen to offer this as a Modern Apprentice opportunity; however, we are flexible and are happy to accept applications from other candidates who may already have relevant qualifications or experience in this environment.

What is the role?

The post holder will provide technical support to the wider science department. Responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the laboratories, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining equipment and apparatus, preparing and disposing of materials and for ensuring that safe practices are followed at all times. As your skills develop, you will also take an active part in education delivery, though the demonstration of practical’s and ownership of the department’s science communications plan.  

Modern Apprentice - What will I learn?

As part of the Modern Apprentice Programme, you will complete the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Education Science).  Assessment will be done in the workplace and will allow you to demonstrate the competencies to carry out the role. The qualification covers areas such as health and safety, working relationships, and evaluating and providing scientific or technical assistance for learning activities.

What qualifications are required

Ideally, the candidate will already be in possession of an HNC in a science related subject to be able to go straight to the workplace assessment stage. If you don’t have this, but have other demonstrable experience, we would also welcome an application. 

Whatever your background, you will need to be able to demonstrate a passion for science, as well as good communication and organisational skills. 

Our School

Founded in 1827, Loretto School is one of the top UK boarding schools for boys and girls aged 0-18. Our rounded approach is what sets us apart and we are dedicated to blending both academic excellent with a wealth of experiences beyond the classroom. Our staff are vital in us being able to provide those experiences and to provide the highest level of care and support throughout a pupil’s time with us. 

The post is part time, working 20 hours per week during term time only. The post holder will need to work Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5pm, however there is flexibility in how the remaining hours are scheduled.

The salary for the post is £7,680 per annum.

Application Process

To apply, please send a completed application form to HR@loretto.com no later than Sunday 15th December 2019. 

The School is committed to equal opportunities for all its pupils and staff. 

Loretto is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Loretto meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme checks before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The cost of this application will be met by the School. Annually, every member of staff at the School is required to undergo, complete, and sign to confirm that they have received child protection training and will uphold it.



More about Loretto School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 7RE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 131 653 4444
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