Senior Science Technician, Merton

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Harris Academy MertonMerton

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 7 - 11 (Inner London) : £23,628 - £25,377 FTE + Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a Senior Science Technician to work within our excellent Science Faculty. Working within a team of Science specialists and a Science Technician you would specifically focus on the Science area for the support of lessons for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will need to be IT literate with good administrative and organisational skills and a pro-active approach. If you are interested in finding out more about this position and would like to work in an ‘Outstanding’ Academy please contact us for further details.

Your opportunity

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes  and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career  whether in our central team or in one of our 47 academies. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture.  Join us in  our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.  

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Academy Merton

Harris Academy Merton has consistently been in the top 10% of performing schools in the country for Progress. We maintain a strong focus on shaping a learning enviroment where all of our students thrive, cultivating each individual's potential. Promoting the ethos ‘’Achievement is Success,’’ we believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is both enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate and successful young people. The academy is set in seven acres of land, containing five teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles. 

Why work at Harris Academy Merton?

  • The opportunity to work within an over-subscribed, ‘Outstanding’ academy
  • A calm, well disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
  • A strong commitment to our ethos: “Achievement is Success”
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • Excellent record of GCSE results

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
  • Performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.

Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.



More about Harris Academy Merton
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8623 1000
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School summary

Harris Academy Merton is an 11-18 co-educational Academy for 1,100 students. The Academy opened in September 2006 on the site of the predecessor school. The Academy benefits from a brand new state-of-the-art Post 16 block and high quali...