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Senior Science Technician - Term Time

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-203S
  • Posted:23/06/2022
  • Pay:WAT Band E, pt 10 - 14, £18,577 - £20,109 (actual)
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:06/07/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Shortly after closing date


Due to department restructuring we are looking to appoint a Senior technician to our team.

Candidates for the Senior post would need to be experienced school technicians with a desire to line manage and grow a technicians’ team in a busy science department supporting all sciences at KS3 and KS4.

The role involves supporting the science department in the delivery of practical science lessons, specific duties differ from term to term but will include:

  • Preparing, cleaning and maintaining necessary solutions and equipment for practical lessons
  • Delivery and collection of practical resources to teaching laboratories in a timely manner
  • Regular maintenance tasks within the prep room and laboratories
  • Liaising with staff over equipment and safety issues
  • Running trials of experiments
  • Leading/assisting with demonstrations in lessons (after training)
  • Inventory and stock taking duties
  • Portable appliance testing (after training)
  • Supporting the overall work of the Science Department including some administrative tasks
  • Prep room management including distribution of workload and over sight of administration (budget management, policy writing, maintaining key records)
  • Line management of other members of the technician team
  • Oversight of health and safety, COSHH and SYC matters for the department, including running departmental training in health & safety.
  • Training of new technicians within the department
  • Support of the training of new teachers in practical methods, under direction of the head of science and acting as advisory to the head of department in these matters

You will need: 5 GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, including English and Maths and a good level of computer literacy for either role. The Senior role requires previous experience as a school science technician and a good working knowledge of health and safety in the workplace and COSHH.

The role requires individuals with flexibility and the capacity to react to the changing demands of a dynamic science department. Posts are TTO + inset days.

Salary: WAT Band E, pt 10 - 14, £18,577 - £20,109 (full time equivalent £21,695 - £23,484)

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is an all ability school committed to providing an education that ensures that all students succeed and make the most of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based on developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them on to a career path to fulfil their aspirations.

Another core foundation of the Academy is our Faith. Our Christian inclusive ethos is encapsulated by our small community Chapter system where every student is known and nurtured. All students have the opportunity to develop their sense of spirituality, morality, self -respect and wellbeing.

We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. With a grammar stream, our innovative curriculum and extensive Enrichment programme gives students access to those essential employability skills which future generations will need to succeed.

Vision: ‘believe in more’

St Augustine Academy is a high performing school where every student is known, valued and nurtured. We want to prepare our students to be responsible, enquiring, tolerant and confident members of society who can use their talents and abilities to be successful in a world that is constantly changing.

We are committed to: • Providing an inclusive community based on Christian values • Developing the whole person and inspiring a confident, ‘can do’ attitude • Encouraging individual aptitudes and interests so that students can reach their full potential both academically and personally • Offering high-quality CPD to staff to ensure staff and students are as successful as they can be

We have high expectations and believe in: • Excellent behaviour with courtesy and respect for others • The highest levels of attendance and punctuality • The enjoyment of learning whilst expecting hard work from all involved in the Academy.

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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).