Portishead, City of Bristol
(JG4 £18,870 - £20,541 per annum pro rata) Actual salary £7,515.56
13 Jul 2018
17 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Part Time


JOBSHARE post 50:50

Working 2 days one week, and 3 days on the 2nd week

Term time only plus 5 INSET days, part time 34 hours per fortnight


(JG4 £18,870 - £20,541 per annum pro rata) Actual salary £7,515.56

Plus contributory pension

The School

Gordano School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (multi-academy trust).  We have a reputation for success that is based on excellent teaching and high standards. We are proud to be a comprehensive school and value the success and achievement of every one of our pupils. We are a proud member of the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and were designated as a National Teaching School in September 2013. In April 2012 Gordano was judged to be Outstanding in all categories in an Ofsted inspection. In 2016 Progress 8 stood at 0.3 and the school was in the top 20% in almost all progress and attainment categories in FFT dashboard.

The Role

With effect from 1 September 2018, Gordano School is seeking to appoint a part time Biology Science Technician to join a hardworking and friendly team. The post-holder will assist in supporting the teaching and learning, within this very successful Science department, working under the Senior Science Technician.  The role requires attendance on all school days, but the specific pattern of hours can be negotiated.

The successful candidate will:
• Provide day to day support in the running of the laboratories

• Have a passionate interest in biology and be comfortable dealing with practical preparation and clearing up
• Prepare materials, solutions and equipment for all GCSE and A level Biology lessons
• Participate in the general technical work of the department

Previous school experience would be an advantage but is not essential and training will be available if required.  The post requires a highly motivated person with strong communication and interpersonal skills, who can work well as part of a team. They must also be organised and methodical with an excellent attention to detail. The ability to prioritise a busy workload is essential as is the need to meet deadlines whilst dealing with frequent interruptions.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

For more information including job details and an application form, please visit our website

Closing Date: 9 am Tuesday 17th July 2018
Interviews:   Thursday 19th July 2018

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement’ or ‘we reserve the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.



This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.