Science Technician, St. Helens

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St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High SchoolSt. Helens
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Start date: 06/01/2020 or earlier if available
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,426
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of this popular, co-educational 11-16 school wish to appoint an experienced Science Technician to carry out the tasks necessary for the facilitation of effective course delivery across the Science Department.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

General accountability and classroom support

  • Ensuring the availability of suitable materials and equipment and to manage conflicting demands on equipment, teaching resources and room allocation.  To advise teaching staff of changes as necessary
  • Compile equipment and resource requests as received from teaching staff.  To include sourcing, costings and suggesting economic alternatives to maintain stock levels
  • Continually updating own knowledge of the curriculum to ensure that changing requirements can be met
  • Delivery and setting up apparatus in laboratories and remove at the end of lessons
  • To use existing technical experience to develop practicals to meet the demands of the curriculum appropriate to pupil needs
  • Supporting pupils during practical activities when requested
  • Carry out practical demonstrations as required
  • To be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Stock control

  • Ordering and monitoring levels of stock
  • Assist in keeping inventory up to date
  • Assist in keeping chemical records up to date

Health and safety and maintaining equipment

  • Safely dispose of used materials including hazardous substances
  • Ensuring the safe use and storage of chemicals, equipment and other materials
  • Carry out risk assessments for technician activities
  • Familiarity with and use of CLEAPPS and/or COSHH regulations
  • Train as a first aider (if not already)
  1. Under the overall guidance of the Head of Science ensure that both routine and non-routine checking, cleaning, maintenance, calibration, testing and repairing of equipment are carried out to the required standard

More about St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School
Address: Boardmans Lane, Blackbrook, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA11 9BB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1744 678112