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Science Technician - Term Time

The North School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4246-815S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:12/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 18th July 2022


Salary: £16,364 - £17,154 pro rata (£19,026 -£19,945 fte) SAT 4


37 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Term time plus 5 staff development days.

The North School has an opportunity to appoint a hard-working, experienced, well-organised and enthusiastic Science Technician working under the guidance of the Senior Technician, in a large, well-equipped Science department.

This is a varied and interesting post where you will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of a friendly team supporting teaching staff in Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons. In addition, some general administration and maintenance tasks will be undertaken.

A typical day will see you preparing and setting up equipment and resources for practical teaching lessons. This will involve the use of chemicals, and biological materials for experiments and demonstrations by staff and students. Your organisational skills will then come in handy as you clean down, dispose of waste appropriately and update stock records.

Our ideal candidate is well organised and able to prioritise work, methodical and flexible in your approach to all tasks. You will enjoy working as a team member and are able to work autonomously. We are looking for a candidate with relevant qualifications or experience of working in an education environment, although this is not essential as training is provided.

This is an exciting opportunity and should you wish to be a part of our thriving school community we welcome your application.

For more information about our school please visit our website: https://www.thenorthschool.org.uk/

The North School has a real community feel and really encourages its employees to be part of this community and the wider life of the school.

Join us to benefit from:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

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

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jo Manning, Office Manager at jo.manning@swale.at or 01233 614600.

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

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

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.

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

We are proud that The North School is a happy and improving school where students and teachers enjoy learning together. An experienced team of colleagues provide all students with the best possible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teachers encourage all students to develop their resilience and independence.

Our students are expected to treat each other and staff with care, courtesy and consideration. They are taught to always try their very best at whatever they do and to value the progress they make as individuals. We value a community approach to education to ensure that there is a broad range of expertise within the school. This enables our students to be supported in all areas, so that they may strive to reach their full potential in school and in their future lives.

At The North School we recognise that the students are at the centre of the learning experience and that they all come with different needs and abilities, not to mention interests and strengths. Therefore, we continually review the curriculum diet available; to ensure that it best reflects the national picture and the needs of the students. This enables us to make the learning experience as skills based as possible with a broad range of subjects and an emphasis on personal achievement.

Working in partnerships with parents and the local community is important to us. Collaboration with parents to ensure that every student in our care reaches their full potential is highly valued. We encourage all parents to get involved in the life of the school. The well-established Parents’ Forum offers an excellent opportunity to influence the developments at The North School.

Our classroom practice and academic achievement is supported by a wide range of facilities that include a Basketball Academy, excellent sports facilities and clubs, a climbing wall and even a full working farm that has achieved great success at the Kent Show.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 612906


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).