New Vacancy: Science Technician

Posted by SJV - Monday 4 October 2021

We’re looking for a Science Technician with a good background in science and experience of working in a school or laboratory. The successful candidate will work as a member of a team of three technicians providing specialist technical support to the Science Faculty, consisting of eight laboratories over two floors.

The role includes the preparation, setting up and clearing away of apparatus, equipment, materials and solutions as required by teaching staff to support Biology, Physics and Chemistry lessons for Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5 pupils (Years 7 to 13).

Hours and salary

The post is for 22.5 hours a week, term time only, plus INSET days, plus approximately two weeks to be worked during school holidays (41 weeks per year) and will commence as soon as possible. The salary offered for this part-time post will be Local Government Grade 5, points 11-14, approximately £11,880 to £12,607 (full-time currently £21,748 to £23.080 per annum). 

For the right exceptional candidate, Grade 6 points 15-20, approximately £12,859 to £14.198 (full-time currently £23,541 to £25,991) will be considered, as will working 30 hours a week.

The successful candidate will be qualified to A Level standard in science subjects and be proficient with IT. They will possess excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. The post would ideally suit someone with experience of working in a secondary school, keen to develop skills and continually familiarise themselves with laboratory specific guidance, best practice and Health and Safety requirements. 

To apply 

If you wish to be considered, please see the post advertisement on eTeach and complete the application form and a separate letter of application explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome. 

Closing date

9am, Monday 11 October 2021.

Further information

Informal visits to the School are encouraged. To arrange a visit or for more information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster’s PA and HR Manager on

This post is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.