Senior Technician, Brighton and Hove

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Varndean CollegeBrighton and Hove

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £27,481 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Varndean College is a popular and successful Sixth Form College based in Brighton. 

We are looking to recruit a full-time, permanent Senior Technician who will:

  • be responsible for managing the team of Science and Visual Arts technicians and working with the Assistant Heads of School and appropriate Programme Leaders to ensure the effective provision of technical support across the college; 
  • be involved with staff development, training new technical support staff, reviews and annual appraisal processes for team members, and the induction, support and monitoring of new technicians; 
  • advise and support the Health & Safety Officer with regard to COSHH regulation compliance within the Science and Visual Arts Department;
  • train and advise staff and students on Health and Safety regulations and any known hazards regarding equipment, monitoring that it complies with Health and Safety procedures;
  • maintain, review and update the register of all hazardous substances within the Science area;
  • have a good understanding of the key requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) and monitor compliance with the Science and Visual Arts departments;
  • be involved in the preparation and maintenance of equipment for experiments/lessons.

To be successful, you will have:

  • a strong Science background and a passion for the subject;
  • strong understanding of Health and Safety including COSHH regulation;
  • previous Laboratory experience (essential);
  • previous experience managing or overseeing staff;
  • a Science qualification degree or above.

You must also be willing to have an enhanced DBS completed.

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Closing date: Noon on Wednesday, 26th June 2019 

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More about Varndean College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Surrenden Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6WQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1273 508011
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Varndean College is a popular and successful Sixth Form College based in Brighton with over 1400 full-time students aged 16 to 19. In the evenings it opens its doors to the community to offer a wide range of adult education courses. It also provides ...