Science Technician

Science Technician Epsom, England

Blenheim High School, Epsom
Full Time Epsom, England 17665 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Hours: 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Days: Monday to Friday

Additional requirements: To assist with the preparation and delivery of Open Evenings and Science events (such as STEMfest). To organise and co-ordinate primary school practical boxes.

The Aim

The Role

To provide a service directed by the Lead Technician/Head of Science.

Accountable to

Lead Technician, Head of Science

Safeguarding

To be familiar with school policies, in particular safeguarding procedures, and promote the welfare of children.

Key Responsibilities

· To assist Head of Science and Department Heads in the organisation, preparation and the maintenance of resources, equipment and materials.

· To prepare resources for the lessons, including their arrival and removal from lessons.

· To ensure that the workshops/classrooms are well-maintained to provide a clean, safe and orderly environment.

· To provide whole school support for certain activities including portable appliances (electrical) testing.

· To regularly check and maintain the equipment and goods within the department.

· To provide support and assistance as and when required.

· To provide whole school support for certain activities.

· Other support tasks that may be requested from time to time.

· To ensure that the workshops, classrooms are well maintained to provide a clean, safe and orderly environment.

  • To encourage pupils to enjoy Science and to give them confidence in their abilities and subsequent achievements.
  • To collect resources and prepare materials from storage and organise for class use.
  • To regularly check and maintain equipment and resources.
  • To advise teachers of potential problems and also advise on safety matters
  • Liaison with external contractors.
  • Maintenance of inventory of materials, equipment and associated stock duties.
  • Ordering and checking deliveries.
  • To assist the training and developing of future staff.

General

· Maintain the highest standards of quality at all times dealing courteously with all visitors, and internal members of staff.

· Be pro-active in anticipating problems and to take actions to prevent them arising. Where this is not possible, minimise their effect and impact, resolving any conflict through empathy and negotiation, and meet objectives by balancing priorities and/or improving job effectiveness.

· Plan and organise the daily workload prioritising accordingly.

· Communicate effectively by telephone, letter and email, drafting appropriate responses when necessary and reporting back to relevant staff.

· Demonstrate a keen interest in all aspects of Sixth Form and school activities and to promote them both internally and externally.

· Work closely with the other members of the leadership team’s administrative support when there are areas of overlapping responsibilities.

· Support the Exams Officer and Admissions’ Administrator as required.

· Contribute to the planning, development and improvement of administrative procedures and systems by regular evaluation of roles and procedures demonstrating a growth mind-set i.e. ‘always wanting to get better’.

· Other reasonable tasks as requested by the Headteacher or Head of Sixth Form.

· To undertake any other wider whole school duties commensurate with the level of the post as required.

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

· Excellent organisational skills

· Experience of working in a Science Department

· Some knowledge of ICT and its applications

· Physics or Chemistry knowledge

· Good inter-personal skills and flexibility

· Able to undertake a variety of handy-person tasks

· A willingness and ability to learn new skills

· Able to take initiative to work individually or co-operatively

· An appreciation and awareness of Health and Safety issues

REVIEW OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description is intended to provide guidance on the range of duties associated with the post. It is not intended to provide a full and exclusive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification and amendment from time to time and the post-holder may be required to undertake additional reasonable duties, as required by the Headteacher. This role is expected to evolve as the school continues to develop and grow, and the post-holder will be expected to operate flexibly to accommodate ad hoc projects and analysis and to take a lead on these where appropriate. This job description will be reviewed and updated as required, in consultation with the postholder and the Headteacher.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Holidays

Holidays will be in accordance with NJC guidelines and negotiated in advance with the Headteacher. Certain points in the year, including, but not confined to, preparing for financial year end and key evening events, will not be authorised for annual holiday requests. All full-time staff are also directed to take some leave during the Christmas and New Year period in line with the closure days of the school during that period

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please download and complete the Application Form and include a Statement of Application outlining your achievements to date and what you bring to the role, please ensure this is no more than two sides of A4. Completed applications may be emailed

All applications should be marked for the attention of Human Resources Manager, Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 13th March 2023. We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found; we would therefore welcome early applications.

To find out more about the school or to arrange a tour of the school please contact Mrs Helen Hoad, Human Resources Manager

Our school is committed to equal opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. I enclose our policies for your information.

I should remind you that you are liable to prosecution if you are included in the Disclosure and Barring Service’s/Disclosure Scotland’s Children’s Barred List and engage, or seek or offer to engage, in work which either involves contact with children or provides opportunities for contact with children.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £17,665.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Free parking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 13/03/2023
Expected start date: 20/03/2023

Science Technician
Blenheim High School, Epsom