Science Technician (Biology)
c£21,300 per annum for 0.7743 fte (full-time 8.30 am-4.00pm during term-time)
Are you are keen scientist wishing to support the delivery of teaching and learning to young people in Science and specifically Biology? Would you like to work alongside a fabulous team of scientists in our state of the art facilities?
You will work as part of a team of three setting up and maintaining equipment for practical lessons and organising resources and materials for lessons across the age range including GCSE and A level classes. Your primary focus will be supporting Biology but you will assist with Physics and Chemistry on occasion.
You should have a relevant qualification and previous experience in a laboratory environment with the technical ability to support the Department’s needs. It is essential that you have an understanding of practical biology with the knowledge and skills to prepare solutions, together with a clear understanding of health and safety in a laboratory environment. You should have high levels of computer literacy, good organisational skills and be equally happy working unsupervised as well as part of a team to a high standard.
Royal Russell is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London and educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18. We are proud of our facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England and our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
We offer excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale with scope for progression, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, (we are opposite Coombe Lane tram stop) and being part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School. We offer an immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 2 November 2020. Interviews will be held towards the end of that week. If you have not heard from us by Friday 6 November 2020 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.