Science Technician - Term Time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-595S
  • Posted:11/02/2020
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:March 2020
  • App Close Date:28/02/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 2nd March 2020


Required for March 2020

£14,646 per annum (SAT Band 3)

An opportunity has arisen for a candidate to join our science team as a science technician.

This post is for 35 hours per week, over 5 days. Term time only, plus 5 staff training days plus an additional 10 days to be worked during the holidays.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring that a safe, effective and efficient laboratory technical service is provided for use by students and teaching staff.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance in the classroom to support students and to assist teaching staff.
  • Coordinate the use and development of practical resources and facilities within the science department.
  • Assist the head of department in the line management of all science technicians including their induction, training and performance management.
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements and other relevant regulations are in place and adhered to, including the completion and recording of necessary tasks.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 3)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact (Amber Williams, Assistant Headteacher, at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post   amber.williams@swale.at  , 01795 477475

Interview Date:  week commencing 2nd March 2020

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Head of School)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.