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Senior Science Technician - Part-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-669S
  • Posted:28/04/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:June 2022
  • App Close Date:27/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 6th June 2022


£18,546 - £20,344 PRO-RATA (£21,563 - £23654 FTE) SAT 6

37 hours per week, over 5 days. Term time only, plus 5 staff development days plus additional 10 days to be worked during the holidays.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Science Technician. Experience in the methodology of standard practicals is essential, along with awareness of the Health & Safety requirements of the role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring that a safe, effective and efficient laboratory technical service is provided for use by students and teaching staff. 
  • Provide technical advice and assistance in the classroom to support students and to assist teaching staff.
  • Coordinate the use and development of practical resources and facilities within the science department.
  • Assist the head of department in the line management of all science technicians including their induction, training and performance management.
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements and other relevant regulations are in place and adhered to, including the completion and recording of necessary tasks.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with a forward thinking approach, have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and be receptive to change. 

Further details of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Amber Williams at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post   and telephone amber.williams@swale.at  and  01795 477475

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: week commencing 6th June 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Head of School)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).