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Science Technician - Term Time

Towers School and Sixth Form Centre, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4196-373S
  • Posted:27/04/2023
  • Pay:KR4-KR5 (DOE),pro rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/07/2023 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC



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.


 Previous applicants need not reapply

Information about the school

At Towers, we believe that, with access to a knowledge rich curriculum, unwavering high expectations of conduct and behaviour, an excellent welfare system and the very best teaching, our students can be exceptional.

As our popular, oversubscribed school continues to grow, we are looking for great people to join our team. This is your chance to be part of something amazing, part of a team making a genuine difference in the community.

Why work at Towers School?

We have the loveliest students! We believe in evidence informed approaches to teaching and assessment Teachers are seen as the subject experts delivering a highly academic curriculum Our subject teams plan their curriculum together and teach from fantastic knowledge booklets We have truly high expectations of conduct and consistent behaviour system which ensures teachers have the freedom to teach without disruption Our SLT are supportive and highly visible Staff well-being is a priority with: whole class feedback rather than marking; centrally run detentions; sensible use of data Investment in professional development leads to high quality, evidence informed CPD We stand together as one community in everything that we do Staff, students and parents are all ‘Proud to be Towers’

We are one community, both in and out of the classroom. Standing shoulder to shoulder, we celebrate successes together and, when things don’t go according to plan, we work together to find solutions. We take our jobs seriously but still find time to laugh. Our students see how much we care through our thoughts, words and deeds. We are greater than the sum of our parts and we are looking for people who want to contribute to our collective improvement, and to be part of a community which challenges the status quo.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Natasha Cloke
  • Address:Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9AL
  • Telephone: (01233) 634171 256
  • Email: n.cloke@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 Education.