Science Technician, Oxfordshire

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Cheney SchoolOxfordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 5 post (points 5 to 7)
Contract term: Permanent

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome.

The school is part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust - a small MAT with one secondary school, one primary school and another due to open in September 2020. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances. This means not only a 100% commitment to getting the very best from our students in all aspects of their school life, but a 100% committment to continuous professional development and offering a wide-ranging training and development programme to all staff in our community. 

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. 

We have a large, thriving Science department, in which students in all year groups enjoy learning through practical work thanks to the current team of three full-time technicians. Due to increasing numbers of students studying Science, we are seeking to expand this team.

We wish to appoint a Science Technician to join the team for 37 hours per week, term-time only + 1 INSET Day.  We are interested in applicants who are keen to work in a school environment and who are willing to learn. Any relevant experience would be advantageous but a background in Science is not required and a full programme of training will be available. 

Outline of tasks include: 

• assist in preparation of practical resources and textbooks for classroom teaching

• clean, wash, organise and repair classroom equipment

• assist with stock-taking and ongoing maintenance of apparatus and equipment

• work to excellent standards of health and safety, according to relevant policies and procedure

• provide administrative assistance to teaching staff

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Amy Franklin, Lead Science Technician, at: or on: 01865 755 216

The position is for 37 hours per week, term-time only plus one training day. It is a Grade 5 post (points 5 to 7) which attracts a salary of £15,694.04 - £16,327.81 per annum (depending on experience and working hours).

The position comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below and email it to:

The Community Schools Alliance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date: Tuesday 25th June at 8am

Interview: tbc

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More about Cheney School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 765726
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