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Science Technician - Term Time

Earlscliffe Independent Sixth Form College, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-172S
  • Posted:05/02/2024
  • Pay:Commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:1 September 2024
  • App Close Date:18/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 8 April


This is an exciting opportunity to join Earlscliffe College. We are seeking inspiring and committed person who is either looking to develop their skills as, or has previous experience as a Science Technician.

This will be a dual role as Science Technician and Study Supervisor, working 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day Monday to Friday, to work and support the teaching and learning needs of the students at Earlscliffe College. We are flexible with the times of work each day. This role will commence from 1 September 2024.

The candidate will need to have Science, Maths and English at GCSE at grade C or above, with previous experience (and or) an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject as essential. However there is an opportunity for this role to be filled by an unqualified candidate, with the expectation that should you be successful, you will complete the relevant training towards a recognised qualification.

The role is term time only plus 3 Inset Days and attracts the following salary, based on level of qualification:

  •  (Qualified) at £25,378 - £28,466 (pro rata for 20 hours a week)
  •  (Unqualified) at £22,595-23,693 (pro rata for 20 hours a week)

We are looking for someone who:

  • Enjoys working and forging positive relationships with colleagues 
  • Provide a model of excellence in terms of implementing your role within the Science Department
  • Have an enthusiasm for new approaches and implementation of your ideas 
  • Are reflective practitioners with a “can do” approach
  • Are ambitious, professional and are committed to further personal development
  • Are committed to working as part of a dynamic team of professionals both in and out of the classroom.

 In return we can offer you:

  • To be part of a resilient and talented body of staff who work tirelessly every day to transform the lives of young people
  • To work in a collaborative and supportive team who remain calm, positive and creative 
  • Staff development opportunities available through our excellent CPD programme 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Pension

If you have the enthusiasm and desire to work as part of an exceptionally supportive staff team in our highly successful college, we would welcome your application.

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role, or a tour of our campus, please contact Megan Roberts, Head of HR; meganroberts@earlscliffe.co.uk

Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and is part of the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the worlds most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Earlscliffe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), verification of candidates’ right to work in the UK and other pre-employment checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023). Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of our recruitment process. We value diversity and promote equality for all.

We reserve the right to close vacancies early so please apply as soon as possible

For further details on our Safeguarding Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy, please see our school website: https://www.earlscliffe.co.uk/about-earlscliffe/policies/.

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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.