SFX is a dynamic and ambitious Sixth Form College, one of the closest Sixth Form Colleges to both the City of London and to Parliament. We thrive on our many engagements and connections with higher education, with employers and with external agencies and we relish the challenge of working out how best to equip our young people to compete and flourish in the future. Rated “Good” by Ofsted (in 2018), the College achieves excellent standards and is proud to support many young people from non-traditional backgrounds to successful progression to higher education and to employment. Currently, it is embarking upon a journey to achieve one of the first awards of “Apple Distinguished” status for its digital innovation practice in teaching, learning and assessment. We want to ensure that we take care of and support the development of the whole person: educational, emotional, social and spiritual.
Senior Science Technician
Start date: 24th August 2020
Full Time (35hrs) | Fixed term contract
We are looking to recruit a full-time, Senior Science Technician for a one year fixed term maternity cover. As a Senior Science Technician you will provide technical support to our thriving science department which offers A Level courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Profile) and the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering which is taught alongside a subsidiary diploma in Applied Physics.
You will be responsible for:
• Preparing and clearing away materials, solutions and apparatus for practical classes and carrying out demonstrations.
• Basic construction and modification of apparatus
• Maintaining equipment and teaching areas.
• Supporting teachers in practical classes.
• Stocktaking chemicals and equipment and ensuring safe storage.
• Disposal of waste laboratory materials in accordance with H&S guidance.
• Carrying out administrative tasks related to the smooth running of the department.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a science related subject. Practical experience and a track record of working in a school or college environment would be highly advantageous. A confident and positive manner when supporting young people as well as excellent communication and organisational skills are essential.
Our benefits package includes: Local Government Pension Scheme, employee assistance programme, excellent training opportunities, free use of our state of the art fitness suite and staff fitness classes, cycle to work scheme, on site free parking to name a few.
With excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development.
To apply, please visit our recruitment website and submit fully completed application form. Please note, CVs will not be accepted. For more information about the College please visit our website
The closing date for receipt of application forms is 31st May 2020
Interviews are scheduled to be held in the week beginning 8th June 2020
All successful candidates must be willing to undergo a DBS Police check.
In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be shortlisted for interview.
SFX is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
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