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Science Technician - Full-time/Part-time

Highsted Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4080-475S
  • Posted:14/09/2023
  • Pay:Highsted Academy Pay Scale
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Science Technician

35 hours a week, term time only (plus staff development days).

Highsted Academy Trust Pay Band 4: £21,389

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our science team at this high achieving girls’ grammar school.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in a laboratory environment, preferably in a school.  You will be required to prepare science experiments at all key stages up to and including A Level investigations. The role includes preparation and maintenance of equipment, providing support to science staff in preparing resources for lessons and assisting pupils and staff in the classroom.  

With a strong interest in science, you will have high standards and a methodical and organised approach.  Knowledge of current health and safety legislation and the possession of related qualifications would be an advantage.

A first aid qualification is desirable or willingness to undergo first aid training.  Specific Health & Safety training will be given as required.

The post offers an exceptional opportunity in a high performing school where we can offer you:

  • a friendly, hardworking and dedicated staff team
  • the opportunity to inspire highly able and well-motivated students to fulfil and exceed their potential
  • a dynamic and supportive working environment
  • opportunities for professional development
  • a private health care package supported by Benenden Health Care
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience

Please contact Karen Hugill at the school via email or visit our website to download further information and an application form: www.highsted.kent.sch.uk

(Closing date 12pm 29th September 2023)

Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. Should a suitable applicant be found prior to the closing date we reserve the right to close this advert prior to the date published. Early application is recommended.

Highsted Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Highsted Grammar School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Information about the school

Highsted Grammar School (approx 850 on roll, 154 in Sixth Form) is a high-performing girls school, where pastoral care and enrichment feature as highly as academic success. As one of just two Kent secondary schools recently featured in Her Majesty's Chief Inspectors list of outstanding schools, we are proud to play a leading role in the education of young people in our area. Our pupils are exceptional in every way – they are enthusiastic, personable, caring, and show considerable initiative – and we enjoy the strong support of parents. Likewise, the staff team – teaching, support and administrative – is talented, dedicated, hard-working and committed to the continuing success of the school. The governing body represents a group of capable, multi-skilled individuals, wholly supportive of the work we do. ‘Pupils and students flourish and succeed at Highsted Grammar.’ ‘Pupils are courteous, polite and welcoming – they are happy, safe and well cared for’. Ofsted 2023

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 429375


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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 Legislation.