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Part-Time Science Technician - Part-time

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-5400-305S
  • Posted:17/06/2022
  • Pay:Grade 5 (£19,652 - £22,265) pro rata
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:08/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week Commencing 11 July 2022

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Overall Job Purpose

To work within our Science Department providing technical support to teachers in preparing for practical lessons as well as providing assistance and practical advice to students.  You will organise and manage the use of practical resources, undertaking basic maintenance of equipment and stock control. 

Main duties and responsibilities include:

Lesson Materials Preparation

  • Assist with organising resources and providing the technical support for practical science lessons ensuring health and safety standards are maintained and the requirements to support high quality teaching and learning are met.
  • Assist the Science Team to maintain a healthy, safe and productive work environment through the routine maintenance and preparation of equipment, prep rooms and learning spaces.
  • Ensure the availability of suitable materials and equipment; helping to compile orders and obtain costings. Keeping up to date records of stock.
  • Contribute to the design, development and maintenance of specialist resources and/or planned projects e.g. science week, open evenings, within the Science Department.
  • Prepare materials, apparatus and equipment for practical use including modifying, setting-up and testing apparatus and equipment. 

Teaching and Learning Assistance  

  • Offer guidance, assistance and support to students on the practical aspects of the science curriculum.
  • Interact with students in a supportive way to aid their development and their ability to think and learn.
  • Be willing to work with small group of students in delivering demonstrations.
  • To assist Cover Supervisors with work for absent teachers. 

Health and Safety: 

  • To work with colleagues and others to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all those working within the Science areas.
  • Keep up to date with health and safety requirements and with developments in Science teaching.
  • Under the overall guidance of the Senior Technician, ensure that both routine and non-routine checking, cleaning, maintenance, calibration, testing and repairing of equipment is carried out to the required standard.
  • Ensure the safe storage and accessibility of equipment and materials.
  • Ensure the safe treatment and disposal of used materials, including hazardous substances. Following CLEAPSS guidance.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the classroom environment is a safe environment in which learning and skill development can take place.

Information about the school

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is an Outstanding school with a strong track record of achievement. Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and are supported to become innovative and thoughtful problem solvers via the Endeavour Mindset programme.

We are part of the Endeavour MAT family of schools, and we pride ourselves on setting consistently high expectations, securing outstanding outcomes and delivering exceptional standards of teaching and learning.

Our WG6, is a joint Sixth Form working with Wilmington Grammar School for Boys.

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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).