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Science Technician - Term Time

The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4528-232S
  • Posted:13/03/2023
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:29/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed



PERMANENT - TERM TIME (37 hours per week)


The Norton Knatchbull School is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to provide practical and technical support to our Science Faculty.  This is a permanent post and would potentially suit a Science graduate looking to build a career in teaching or gain valuable classroom experience before applying for a PGCE or Schools Direct course. Key tasks are to prepare practical lessons and provide continued support to the Chemistry department. The laboratories are very well equipped with teaching resources and practical equipment, this includes two brand new labs within our recently opened Digital Learning Centre.  


We currently have large numbers of students studying Chemistry A Level; many of whom go onto to study Science-based undergraduate courses. Being adaptable and willing to take on all challenges is essential, as is an interest in all areas of Science.  


Technical expertise is preferred as a large part of the role involves setting up the equipment and providing the necessary support with the GCSE and A Level ‘Required Practical’ activities. You would also be flexible, mindful of Health and Safety issues and possess excellent interpersonal skills. A degree of computer literacy would be required.  


In return the school will be able to offer you a supportive and friendly work environment. The working hours are usually 8am-4pm with the potential for flexibility. The role is term time only and is paid on Kent Range 5 £20,801 per annum (pro-rata £17,510.28 / 0.84FTE). 


Please look on our website www.nks.kent.sch.uk for a Job Description and an application form.  
Please send your completed application form to Mrs C Dunton (HR Officer),
either by post or email cdunton@nks.kent.sch.uk


Deadline for applications:  9am – Wednesday 29th March 2023.  
Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

We reserve the right to interview prior to this date depending on applications received.


NKS is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all our staff.  We support our employees in career development and respect initiative and ambition.  As such we are committed to using Performance Management; formal and informal training; coaching and mentoring; and peer support to ensure the progression of our staff.  In return we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel from our colleagues. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.


Information about the school

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its sixth form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, they combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Catriona Dunton
  • Address:Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QJ
  • Telephone: 01233 620045
  • Email: cdunton@nks.kent.sch.uk


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