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Science Technician - Term Time

Towers School and Sixth Form Centre, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4196-358S
  • Posted:19/01/2023
  • Pay:KR4-KR5 (DOE),pro rata
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:19/02/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:28/02/23



This role is a term time only +5 days post working Monday to Friday.

Usual working hours would be 37 hrs pw but some flexibility in hours worked could be offered to the right candidate.

Salary - Kent Range 4-5 (dependent on experience), pro rata 

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers you that chance to make a meaningful impact to learning outcomes of pupils?  

At Towers School and Sixth Form Centre, we believe in the potential of our students and in our ability to help them reach it! If you agree and this sounds like the rewarding role you have been looking for, then look no further, we have the perfect opening for you!   

In this important role, you will join our supportive and experienced team in our busy science department in our newly refurbished science block.

As a Science Technician you will: 

  • Prepare laboratory and scientific materials and equipment for class use, including experiments, demonstrations
  • Prepare solutions and chemicals to a high standard and demonstrate clean and methodical working
  • Support the science department in ensuring that equipment, apparatus, tools are kept in good order and repaired, serviced or replaced when necessary.
  • Support the Senior Science Technician in carrying out routine and ad-hoc safety checks on equipment, as required, and keep a record of all inspections


To succeed in this role, you will: 

  • Be educated to a Level 2 Diploma or equivalent to include Maths and English at GCSE C or above.
  • Have experience of working in a scientific field or laboratory environment (desirable)

  • Have an understanding of basic principles of health and safety in a school environment

  • Have the ability to build and form good relationships with young people and colleagues



Our School promotional video is available here https://youtu.be/2MGqmxZlKVQ

Towers School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

The Successful Candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre employment checks including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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

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



Information about the school

The Towers School and Sixth Form Centre is an inclusive, academic school that provides equal opportunities for all. We strongly believe in traditional values that ensure a happy, safe and challenging educational environment for every student in our care.

We want students to leave Towers as confident young people who will aspire to great things. We want our students to be good people, with their own moral purpose, treating others with respect and understanding. We want them to care; to be eloquent and passionate; to be critical thinkers making reasoned choices; to have a vision of the world which extends beyond the boundaries of their town and their country; who are interested in what is going on in the world and care enough to want to make a difference.

We believe in the potential of our students and in our ability to help them reach it. We have high expectations of all our students and, as such, we have high expectations of ourselves. We expect students to meet our code of conduct; we uphold a strong sense of discipline because we care. We want every student to learn in the most focused, calm and consistent of surroundings. We offer a curriculum that stretches and challenges, where knowledge and revision is at the heart. We strive for consistency and fairness in all our dealings, being open about our expectations with our whole community.

We are proud of our strong welfare system which cares for and supports our children and their families. This stands at the heart of our school, ensuring the focus is on academic success. Through our curriculum and enrichment programme, we aim to inspire our students to develop themselves as individuals with their own skills, talents, character and passion.

We are proud to be Towers School and we stand together. We are #ProudtobeTowers

Towers School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Natalie Freeland
  • Address:Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9AL
  • Telephone: (01233) 634171 256
  • Email: n.freeland@towers.school

Fax: (01233) 628326


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.