The Howard of Effingham School has an exciting opportunity for a Science Technician Level 2 (Chemistry Specialism Preferred) to join the team.
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.10pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Part Time hours would be considered, however a start time of 8.00am - 8.30am is essential for the role. Wednesdays must also be covered if part time hours were to be considered.
The post holder will work as part of a team of technicians servicing laboratories, preparing materials and equipment for demonstrations and practical lessons as requested by teaching staff, under the supervision of the Lead Science Technician and the Head of Science. The post holder will also provide technical support including: providing Health and Safety guidance to pupils, experienced and trainee teachers; assisting in practical classes and carrying out demonstrations. Other duties will include: lifting/carrying equipment and walking up and down stairs with apparatus; disposal of waste materials; carrying out safety checks on materials; monitoring stock levels and administrative tasks such as record keeping.
The successful applicant will have a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C or above, together with a Science related A level or equivalent level of experience. Previous relevant work experience in a similar environment is essential, as is an understanding of Health and Safety requirements and experience of working with COSHH requirements. Good written and oral communication skills are a must, as is the ability to work independently and a part of a team.
THPT can offer:
An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation; Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes; Local Government Pension Scheme; Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards.
Interviews may take place prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Howard Partnership Trust is school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Howard of Effingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.