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Science Technician

St Edmunds college
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Job Title: Science Technician

Location: Ware, Hertfordshire

Salary: £14,323.09 gross per annum

Job Type: Part time (30 hours per week term-time only), Permanent

The College has an incredible sense of community among its staff which can be felt immediately. The fascination of our setting is lasting and the Good Schools Guide describes the College as: "A successful, flourishing, dependable school with real spiritual heart."

Our 400-acre site with its large leafy grounds, impressive playing fields and attractive school buildings offers modern facilities in a country setting, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds. With excellent transport links and only 30 minutes by train to central London stations, the College is 20 minutes' drive from junction 25 of the M25, immediately off the A10. Also within easy access is London Stansted airport, which is a 20-minute drive.

The Role

The Science Department is seeking to appoint a technician to join our team of three technicians who support the delivery of effective teaching and learning in the Science department. The role requires you to set up and maintain equipment for practical lessons, and to organise resources and materials for lessons across the age range including GCSE and A level classes. Your primary focus will be to support Physics or Chemistry but you may also be asked to assist with Biology.

Responsibilities include

To undertake tasks that may be requested by the Head of Science and Key Stage Co-coordinators as appropriate, e.g., to assist with preparation of materials for College Open Days and other public events.
To prepare equipment for lessons, as required by teachers, and to set it out in laboratories according to teachers' requirements.
To advise teachers of any shortfall in equipment requested and to help anticipate and solve problems which arise from duplicate requests.
To clear equipment away promptly after use, checking its serviceability, cleaning it,
To help in setting up the practical aspects of new courses, checking equipment requirements of new experiments and making simple apparatus (e.g.., for A Level practical experiments).
To manage the storage and retrieval system of apparatus and resources in a simple and logical manner to facilitate easy access by all members of the Department.
Whilst not in a teaching role, as a Science Technician you will be working on a regular basis in a school in a role which gives opportunity for contact with children. As such, you will be in regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check (which includes children's barred list information) will be required in advance of appointment.Ideal candidate

Be qualified to degree level or proficient to A Level standard in a scientific field.
Have experience of working in a professional laboratory.
(Preferably) Degree in a Chemical Science / relevant discipline.
Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK in order to apply.Benefits

Excellent catering facilities including school lunches during term time when the kitchens are open. Cakes and biscuits during break times in the staff common room and hot drinks machines.
Use of the College sports facilities when not in use by students, including the gym and swimming pool.
Free parking.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Discretionary closure of the College between Christmas and New Year (in addition to annual leave).
An increase to 25 days'(FTE) annual leave following 5 years' service plus public holidays.
Flexibility regarding start and finish times.
Lieu time is accrued when working beyond contractual hours. These hours can be taken off throughout the year, in addition to annual leave.
Pension: Employee contribution 4% College contribution 8.5%.Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

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