Science Technician, North Tyneside

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Burnside CollegeNorth Tyneside

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Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 5 £16,408 to £17,071
Contract term: Permanent

Post: Science Technician

Type of Contract: Full time, Permanent, 193 day contract

Salary/Scale: Grade 5 £16,408 to £17,071

Start Date: Immediate

Closing Date for Applications: 9am Friday 24th January 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 27th January 2020

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and organised Technician to join our Science Department.  Burnside’s Science department consists of 11 full-time teaching staff and two science technicians.  Within this large department there are 12 fully functioning science labs providing students with an ideal practical and interactive learning environment in which to flourish.  Experience of working with laboratory equipment including handling chemicals safely subject to COSHH, CLEAPPS and safety regulations is desirable.

Main Duties of the Post

Under the instruction/guidance of senior staff, the successful candidate will provide general support within the science department including the preparation and maintenance of resources and support to staff and pupils.  

Support for Pupils

  • Support pupils in accessing learning activities under the guidance of the teacher for example, through in-class practical support.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement with practical activities

Support for Teachers

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and productive working environment in science prep rooms and classrooms.
  • Timely and accurate preparation and use of specialist equipment, resources and materials as required by staff, curriculum, lesson plans etc
  • Maintain records, as requested
  • Ensure the health and safety and good behaviour of pupils at all times

Support for the Curriculum

  • Monitor and manage stock and supplies, cataloguing, as required.
  • Maintenance of specialist equipment: check for quality and safety, undertake repairs and modifications within own capabilities and report other damages or needs.
  • Demonstrate and assist staff and students in the safe and effective use of specialist equipment and materials for example, trialling scientific procedures and methods in advance of practical examinations.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes 

Support for the School

  • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings, as required 
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance management, as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times e g lunch clubs and extra-curricular activities such as STEM activities

Please provide a covering letter, along with your completed application form, in which you outline how your skills and experience meet the person specification (no more than one side of A4).  Completed applications should be returned to Mrs J Carruthers, Burnside College, St. Peter’s Road, Wallsend, NE28 7LQ or electronically to  

Burnside is committed to safeguarding and all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Closing date: 9am Friday 24th January 2020

Interviews: Week Commencing 27th January 2020

More about Burnside College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: St. Peter's Road, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE28 7LQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 259 8500
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