The Laurus Trust is a highly successful and growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England, with Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS), the founder school, at its centre. Our vision is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.
All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey, 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends.
Due to continued growth and success, Laurus Cheadle Hulme is looking to appoint a pro-active and dedicated Senior Science Technician. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Laurus Trust family, and to play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Trust. Support staff work tirelessly to ensure all services run smoothly and efficiently, enabling our teaching staff to focus on delivering an outstanding education for our students.
- Provide an efficient and effective technician support service to the school’s science department.
- Work with the technician team to ensure that all materials, equipment and apparatus is set up ready for practical lessons or demonstrations and that it is retrieved after use, accounted for and returned to the store.
- Ensure that laboratories and equipment are kept in a safe and tidy manner and ensure chemical/biological waste is stored and disposed of in a correct and safe manner.
- Assist teaching staff in the running/supervision of individual practical sessions.
- Carry out stock checks, place requisition orders for goods, receive, check and safely store goods when delivered, reporting to the Director of Science regarding the science budget and give updates on the current stock when requested.
- Prepare lessons for next or subsequent days.
- Prepare solutions/reagents for general laboratory and individual use.
- Obtain either by purchase from local suppliers or from the local environment, various items for use in science practical lessons.
Key Skills & Experience
- Prior experience in a scientific laboratory role would be highly beneficial
- Sound knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics is essential
- Possessing a Science or Technology related qualification as well as a basic understanding of Health and Safety regulations would be advantageous
- Sound educational background including GCSE’s in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent
- Experience working in a school environment would be advantageous
We offer a wide range of employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their well-being. These include:
- A Health and Wellbeing strategy including targeted Health Promotion Initiatives, Wellbeing App and a commitment to have a trained Mental Health First Aider in every school
- A proactive approach to flexible working – we are a family friendly organisation
- Subsidised nursey in Cheadle Hulme
- Children of Staff have priority in the admissions oversubscription process (subject to availability)
- Pension scheme with excellent employer contributions
- Enhanced Family Leave
- Staff development programme and investment in professional qualifications
- Subsidised Gym Membership
- Free Flu jabs
At the Laurus Trust, it is not just about what we do but also about how we do it. Our core behaviours detailed below provide guidance on the expectations we have of our staff. It is essential that any employee joining the Trust is able to demonstrate some or all of these behaviours on a regular/daily basis:
- Adaptable - Open to change, to be flexible
- Courageous - Willing to speak up, offer ideas, challenge the norm
- Hard Working - Strong work ethic, prepared to go the extra mile
- Inclusive - Treat others fairly and equally
- Engaged - Involved/absorbed in your work, participate at all times
- Value - Add value to your role, your team and the Trust
- Enquiring - Have an enquiring mind, curious, improve and find solutions
- Motivated - Pro-active, wanting to achieve goals, willingness to try, can do attitude
- Encouraging - Giving/offering support and confidence to others, working together
- Navigator - Providing guidance, leading when necessary
- Tenacious - Perseverance, never giving up, whatever it takes
Applying to the Laurus Trust
If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you.
For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Candidate Information Pack or visit https://www.laurustrust.co.uk/
Please note: an application form must be completed as CV’s will not be accepted.
Disability Confident Committed
The Laurus Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities.
If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 485 7201 or via e-mail at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Friday 12th February 2021 at 9:00am
Interview Date: w/c 22nd February 2021
The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.
We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Laurus Cheadle Hulme
- Mainstream school with state - free school funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years