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Science Technician

Hinchley Wood SchoolSW London/Surrey

We have an opportunity to join our three-strong team of Science Technicians (including a Senior Technician) working alongside a teaching staff of 14 across the Science department.

The successful candidate will join a supportive, committed and experienced team of Technicians who work hard to ensure the efficient and safe delivery of innovative and enjoyable lessons, providing advice and support to the students and teachers. See the application pack for more details of the role which includes providing technical advice and support and ensuring the highest health and safety standards are adhered to.

The position is ideally 35 hours per week, term time only. The working pattern is Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.00/4.30pm; final details to be discussed with successful applicant. The actual starting salary for role, based on 35 hours per week, 38 weeks per year is £16,247.

Hinchley Wood School is an inclusive and high achieving school on the borders of SW London, celebrating student progress and development as well as academic achievement. We are one of the top 200 performing schools in England and Wales in terms of the progress our students make between the end of Key Stage 2 and their GCSEs, and highly sought after.

The results in 2019 and 2018 placed us in the top 10% of science results nationally for GCSE and the sciences are a popular choice at AS and A Level with students studying the three subjects following the AQA specifications. The 2020 results were centre assessed grades (CAGS) and were in line with the outstanding results in previous years. The department achieves high academic success with many of our A Level students going on to higher education courses in Science, Technology and Medicine.

An enthusiasm for learning and a love of Science are essential requirements of the job. Qualifications and previous experience are desirable, but full training and support will be given to the right candidate.

Candidates should enjoy working in the context of a busy team environment, and have:      

  • A good understanding of science.      
  • Excellent communication skills.      
  • Meticulous attention to detail.      
  • A friendly approach and calm manner.

We offer:      

  • Family friendly term time only working.      
  • A competitive salary and annual performance progression.      
  • Professional development support.      
  • Two weeks’ autumn half term.      
  • On site gym.      
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme.      
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution.

We would welcome pre-application visits or further queries. Please call the HR department on 0208 398 7161 or via email:  Application packs are available from our website:

Closing date: Monday 13 December 2021 (9am)

Hinchley Wood 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 position advertised is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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