Science Technician, Westminster

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The St Marylebone C.E SchoolWestminster

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Start date: 04/09/17
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NJC points 9-20 (£19,050 - £22,904) depending on experience. This equates to £17,264 to £20,754 for working term-time only plus 15 days in the school holidays.
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Science Technician to support the learning of students by providing assistance with the practical requirements of the curriculum. The position would suit an individual looking for their first role as a Science Technician. The successful candidate will join our team of two technicians. Full training and guidance will be provided. 

Salary: NJC points 9-20 (£19,050 - £22,904) depending on experience. This equates to £17,264 to £20,754 for working term-time only plus 15 days in the school holidays (dates to be agreed with the Head of Science). 

Daily hours: 8:15am - 4:15pm.


The whole Science department achieves outstanding outcomes for its pupils (95% A*-C in 2016) and takes pride in being creative and dynamic in its teaching and enrichment. Pupils are taught separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics classes from Year 9, by a subject specialist. There is a strong up-take of Triple Science at GCSE Science. A-Level Physics has a high take-up and achievement is promoted at all levels; every year a significant number of students secure places to study Sciences at university. The department takes an active lead in the whole-school STEM programme, including CREST Awards.

The Science department contributes significantly to the St Marylebone Teaching School and the department is the lead subject area for school to school support in the Triborough and across the Alliance, CPD and in delivery of SLP courses.


Working within the Science department the successful candidate will assist the Science Technicians in the following areas:

  • supporting the preparation of apparatus, materials and solutions, and setting up equipment and apparatus for use in all areas of Science
  • reporting to the Senior Technician, for the provision of technical services in the department as directed
  • cleaning and routine care of apparatus and equipment to ensure a high standard of safety and hygiene
  • participation in the organisation and storage of equipment, apparatus and materials, including chemicals, for all Sciences
  • participation in the stock checking and replenishment of laboratories as advised by Teaching and Technical staff
  • participation in the preparation, setting up and removal of equipment for practical examinations and in the provision of a technical service during practical examinations
  • participation in the general upkeep of the laboratories and in general laboratories tidiness, safety and compliance with COSHH regulations, and security
  • participation in the provision of audio-visual and course materials for Science lessons which will include photocopying and filing of resources
  • interaction with staff and pupils to help deliver the Science curriculum. 


The successful candidate will:

  • be enthusiastic and willing to learn 
  • be friendly, positive and approachable  
  • have the ability to plan ahead, work safely, methodically and accurately
  • be able to liaise effectively with both pupils and staff and be willing to work flexibly within the school environment and as part of a team
  • have good knowledge, understanding and interest in all aspects of Science, which could include a particular specialism 
  • have the ability to multi-task in a faced paced department whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner at all times
  • have a responsible and conscientious approach to Health & Safety
  • have appropriate qualifications in Science (A Level or equivalent in Science subject(s) as a minimum)
  • further science qualifications (i.e. degree) are desirable, but not essential
  • previous experience as a school science technician is not essential as training will be provided.


  • Founded in 1791, The St Marylebone CE School is an ‘outstanding’ comprehensive school for girls with a mixed sixth form, serving students of all faiths or no faith. 
  • Prime central London location on Marylebone High Street. Nearest tube stations: Baker Street, Regents’ Park. Nearest train stations: Paddington, Marylebone, Euston.


Please complete an application form available to download from the School’s website: 

Please return your completed application form via e-mail to: 

If you have any questions please do ask: 

Closing date: by 9am on Thursday 17th August 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Start date: as soon as available (ideally Monday 4th September 2017)

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

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More about The St Marylebone C.E School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Lower School Site (A), 64 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 5BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7935 4704
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The St Marylebone CE School is an all-girls secondary with co-educational sixth form in Westminster, central London. It is affiliated with the Church of England and designated a National Teaching School. Since 2011, St Marylebone has had academy stat...