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Senior Science Technician

Merstham Park School
Redhill, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
9th December 2023 09:00 AM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1387266

Are you in search of a rewarding role supporting both teachers and students? We are looking to recruit an outstanding Senior Science Technician who is able to ensure the efficient running of our science laboratories.

Your Opportunity

Merstham Park School is looking to appoint a conscientious and dedicated Senior Science Technician to provide technical and learning support to teaching staff and to our students. This role will be well suited for candidates who are looking to work with students to advise and guide them safely so that their learning in Science is safe and enjoyable. This is the perfect opportunity if you're an aspiring Science Teacher looking to gain experience before enrolling on to teacher training.

We are interested in hearing from all candidates, no matter what point in your career you are currently at, and welcome flexible working arrangements.

About Merstham Park School

At Merstham Park, our ethos is simple - igniting a passion for learning. We are proud to be a values driven school which encourages its staff and students to embrace these values in all that they do. This approach provides everyone with the opportunity to exceed beyond their potential.

As a growing school we are excited about our brand-new state of the art facilities that benefits both our staff and the community. Our new build is tailored to enable our staff and students to develop unique skill sets in a truly first-class educational setting through the creation of inviting and interactive learning environments.

As the school grows the career progression for our staff is endless. We will be looking to enhance the opportunities for all staff to grow in their roles and take on additional responsibilities.

Our team of passionate staff are committed to providing children with the very best educational experience. We recognise the importance of academic success whilst embracing our wider role in preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum.

To review the Job Description and Personal Specification for this role please download the attached Recruitment Pack.

Why work at Merstham Park School

The welfare of our staff is of the utmost importance. The list below details some examples of how we support the wellbeing of all of our colleagues. To see our full offer, please refer to the attached recruitment pack.

  • Comprehensive CPD: we invest in your professional learning
  • Regular career development opportunities, both pastorally and academically, in a growing forward-thinking school
  • An appraisal system focused on professional learning and developing high quality teaching and support; all within an embedded culture of collaboration and sharing best practice
  • A comprehensive development programme for all staff
  • A culture of coaching - staff collaborate, support and develop one another
  • A school that values everyone and firmly believes that a culture of positive relationships should be the bedrock of an organisation; we want you to love teaching and our students to love learning

What we are looking for

We are looking for applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to plan and prioritise a range of regular and irregular tasks within specific deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow strict Health and Safety Regulations
  • Good knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs - Excel, Word, Outlook (training can be provided)

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

Our Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Career pathways and talent management
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

The Details:

Closing date: Friday 8 December, 9am

Interview date: TBA

Start date: ASAP

Contract type: Permanent/Term-Time only

Working hours: 36 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Part time: Applications will be considered where the needs of the school can be met.

Pay Scale: Associate Specialist - £24,982 FTE (salary pro-rata to hours worked)


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

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