Science Technician

St Joseph's CollegeStoke-on-Trent

Term-time only, 30 hours per week increasing to 37 hours per week

January 2021 - as soon as possible

LGS grade 2 point 2-4 (£18,198 - £18,933 FTE)

We are seeking an active and forward thinking Science Technician to join our large, successful science department.  The successful candidate will work alongside our Senior Science Technician to provide professional technical support to enhance the delivery of the curriculum across all the science departments.

Experience of working in a laboratory and /or school would be an advantage but a keen interest in Science and a willingness to learn are essential as in-house training will be provided.

Alongside being a team player, you will be committed to supporting the practical science development of our students from Year 7 through to Year 13 through your excellent organisational skills and, if you are new to the role of a technician, your interest in science and ability to develop your technical understanding.  

The role: 

• To assist the Senior Science Technician with the day-to-day organisation of practical equipment required as ordered by the teaching staff

• To prepare equipment and materials for lessons as requested by Teachers and under the guidance of the Senior Science Technician displaying hazards as appropriate

• Competence in handling, manipulating, and maintaining equipment and resources

• To follow risk assessments in relation to laboratory work and as experience grows, to contribute to the ongoing monitoring and review of risk assessments

• To ensure the safe storage of any equipment and chemicals 

• To safely treat and dispose of used materials in an appropriate manner considering any hazards and clean equipment as required

• To handle and move equipment and resources around the building

• To support the Senior Science Technician in reviewing the ongoing supply of materials and equipment to ensure the seamless delivery of practical resources

• Under the guidance of the Senior Science Technician, ensure that checking, cleaning, maintenance, calibration, testing and repairing of equipment is carried out to the required standard.

• Be flexible, committed, reliable and approachable with the ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative

• A commitment to the responsibility of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people

We are looking for you if you:

• Can identify work priorities and manage own workload effectively

• Are flexible and keen to further develop your skills

• Are educated to GCSE Grade C / 4 or above in English, Maths and Science

• Can work calmly under pressure and maintain a high level of professional integrity

• Have knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.

• Have good communication and interpersonal skills

What we can offer:

• A competitive Salary;

• Pension Scheme

• Holiday Pay

• Employee Assistance Programme;

• Training Opportunities 

• On-site parking

If this role interests you, please see further information about the College and the post.  Application forms should be completed and returned Fiona Uschmann, Head’s PA/HR Manager at fuschmann@stjosephsmail.com

Closing Date: 9.00am Friday 15 January 2021

St Joseph's College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants for these posts will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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