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Science Technician - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale School and College - Rochester, Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-6006-68S
  • Posted:08/09/2023
  • Pay:Salary: £18,504.71
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint a Science Technician, with relevant and previous experience to work within the Science Department. 

The role will include preparation and maintenance of resources with the successful candidate offering support to staff and students in this department. 

The successful candidate will use their previous Laboratory Technician experience, to be able to confidently:

  • Prepare, conduct and support scientific investigations and experiments.
  • Maintain, calibrate, clean and test sterility of a range of equipment.
  • Order and maintain stock and resources.

 The applicant would need to have good organisational and time management skills and have the ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the department and the students on a daily basis.  

Please apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candidate be found.

Hours: (37 hours per week) (38 Weeks Term Time + holiday)

Information about the school

Ripplevale Rochester is an independent specialist provision for students aged 6 to 25 who have been diagnosed with various needs, which may include ASD, dyslexia, speech, language and communication difficulties, DCD, sensory, social, emotional and other learning difficulties along with high levels of anxiety. The school is set in an historic Medway town and enjoys the outstanding community facilities and links that the towns of Chatham and Rochester have to offer.

Ripplevale provides a holistic child centred approach to education underpinned by our team of 98 Teachers, Teaching assistants, Administrators and Therapists, all working in a caring and nurturing environment, with a common belief that all students have the opportunity to make progress and experience success everyday, in a safe, caring, nurturing and secure environment.

Our site boasts well-resourced classrooms, small class sizes, music and drama facilities, Science labs, Therapy rooms, amazing vocational teaching areas such as our hair and beauty studios, a coffee shop, catering kitchens, as well as numerous areas for children to have fun and enjoy social times. Staff are both welcoming and friendly at this independent school and there is a collaborative approach where resources and best practices are shared.

Job Contact Information

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.