Science Technician, Surrey

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Reigate CollegeSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £15,757.73 to £18,257.92 per annum (FTE £19,015 to £22,032 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking Science Technician to join the College’s Science Technician Team. The successful applicant will be required to work with staff and students on the courses to support practical elements of learning in the labs, as well as maintain equipment and high standards of health and safety.

The post is available from 1 September on a permanent, part-time basis. The hours of work are from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Friday, term time only.

Previous experience of working with teenagers is desirable, but not essential. The post holder will spend a significant amount of the working day interacting with students, so the ability to feel confident in the presence of and communicating with young adults is essential. The role requires experience of working with science apparatus and resources e.g. chemicals.

The post requires commitment and flexibility in the approach to work, with the ability to remain calm at all times. Occasional evening work is required for which time off in lieu will be given.

The Department

The Department is housed in the County Building, along with other STEM subjects. The recently refurbished labs are fully equipped with data projectors, white boards, Wi-Fi, gas, water and fume cupboards. The Department has access to mobile learning devices to further enhance learning.

Students regularly progress onto university courses for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Medicine.

The Team has five other members who work closely as a team in a friendly, co-operative and flexible manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials.


The Technician Team supports a curriculum offer that includes A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics, BTEC Applied Human Biology and Tech Level Engineering.


The salary for this post is from £15,757.73 to £18,257.92 per annum (FTE £19,015 to £22,032 per annum).


Applicants are asked to complete and return the enclosed application form to the Personnel Department by email to as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 1 July 2019.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

• Any experience you have of working as a Science Technician

• Any experience you have of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering and working with relevant equipment

• Any experience you have of working with young adults

• Any experience you have of working as part of a team

• Any other relevant experience relating to the post

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Reigate College
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1737 221118
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About the College  

Reigate College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey. It educates students from 16-19 years on a single site, recruiting approximately 35% of learners from local partne...