Science Technician

East London Science School (ELSS)Newham

To stand on the shoulders of giants

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well organised individual with sound scientific knowledge to provide technical support to teachers in a successful and developing secondary school science department.

This is a term time only post.

Key duties include 

  • Preparation of materials and equipment for science lessons 
  • Preparation of science materials and equipment 
  • Carry out risk assessments for technical activities 
  • Disposing of waste materials 
  • Collecting apparatus and chemicals from storage 
  • Preparing necessary solutions 
  • Checking individual components in and out for class use 
  • Arranging for apparatus including worksheets, books and audio-visual aids to be available, in rooms, for lessons 
  • Preparing experiments, setting up apparatus and equipment for demonstrations and practical lessons as requested by teaching staff 
  • Preparation of chemicals and solutions 
  • Liaising with staff over use of equipment and stock 
  • Advice staff of any problems, including safety aspects 
  • Assisting with collection and cataloging of sundry worksheets, books, audio-visual aids and materials 
  • Returning apparatus, etc. and chemicals to storage as soon as practicable 
  • Repairing damages or arranging for this to be done 
  • Constructing apparatus and equipment

Maintaining science laboratories 

  • Maintaining laboratory clean and tidy in conjunction with the teacher in charge of the room 
  • Cleaning the sinks, chemicals on bench tops, spillage’s 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.

Maintaining the stocks of science chemicals and equipment 

  • Taking stock of chemicals, consumables, stationery, books and breakable items 
  • Advise Head of Subject on stock replacement needs 
  • Checking deliveries 
  • Other professional and statutory roles and conduct as expected or requested by the Principal

Joining our school means joining a team of passionate individuals who are committed to supporting the changing face of education and also to contribute to the building of our school as we continue to grow.

To find out more about the role and ELSS, please visit 

You can also find us on Twitter: @ELSS_freeschool 

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete our online application form.

Please note, we will be reviewing applications and interviewing on an ongoing basis, therefore this advert may close earlier than advertised. Early applications are encouraged.

The East London Science School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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