Science Technician

GBP20,297 + bens
12 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SCP 7 (Inner London) : GBP23,638 FTE (Actual salary GBP20,297) + Benefits
Start Date
Employment Type
Term Time Only
Hours per Week
37.5 hrs x 39 wks per year (term time incl INSET + 5 days)
Job Purpose
o To support the academic staff in the delivery of the Science curriculum (Biology, Chemistry and
o To ensure Health & Safety responsibilities are met.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Operational/Strategic Planning
o Ensure all equipment prepared for lessons in accordance with Teacher specifications.
o Organisation, preparation, repair, cleaning, transport and collection of all Subject related equipment
and materials.
o Assist & support in practical lessons as requested.
o Participate in enrichment activities as requested.
o Understand the Schemes of Work & syllabi of Science in order to prepare for practical lessons.
o Preparation of Stock Orders.
o Responsibility for general Departmental administration including photocopying etc.
o Ability to keep up to date records and logs of all necessary paperwork (including stock records and
maintenance logs).
o Participation in all appropriate INSET activities.
o Ensure full implementation of all H&S regulations across the Subject areas.
o Carry out Risk Assessments for Technician activities.
o Organise the safe and secure disposal of hazardous waste.
o Organise the efficient storage and record keeping of chemicals, equipment and machinery.
o Carry out safety checks on Science equipment and record faults and action taken.
o Keep up to date with H&S regulations and with Subject specific developments.
o Attend regular meetings with other support and technical staff.
o Attend Subject specific meetings.
o Under the general direction of Subject Leader undertake other tasks that may be required
commensurate with the level of the postholder.
o To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies in the
subject area.
o To contribute to the Academy's Improvement Plan and its implementation.
o To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources.
o To attend all appropriate meetings.
o To plan and prepare adequately for the purposeful accomplishment of your responsibilities.
o To contribute to the whole Academy's planning activities.
Reporting to: Director of Science
Liaising with: Principal, Senior Leadership Team, Directors, Deputy Directors, Subject Leaders, Student Support
Services and relevant staff with cross-Academy responsibilities, relevant non-teaching support staff, parents and
Governors and other stakeholders.
Additional Responsibilities
o To manage the allocation of work between the postholder and the other technician(s). To ensure the
quality of the work provided by the other technician(s) is of an appropriate standard for the purpose
required, arrange training, appraisal and performance management.
o To assist and advise staff on the preparation and layout in the classrooms for practical exercises. To
undertake demonstrations and help students with learning activities when required by the teacher.
o To be responsible for the safety, repair and general maintenance of all resources, equipment and tools
in conjunction with the appropriate line managers.
o To advise these on any maintenance or inspection needed by the equipment which is beyond
postholder's competence.
o To be responsible for the welfare and care of the plants and animals in the science area and the
security of the equipment.
o Carry out and ensure that photocopying is carried out and filing on behalf of the relevant areas as well
as other general admin duties required from time to time.
o To be responsible for stock keeping, using the computerised stocktake database to include chemicals,
equipment, textbooks, stationery, etc. and ensuring that appropriate levels of stock are maintained.
Carrying out regular stocktaking checks and ordering as necessary.
o Raising orders for stock and monitori