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Science Technician - Term Time

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4002-398S
  • Posted:18/09/2020
  • Pay:SAT Band 4
  • Start Date:Oct / Nov 2020
  • App Close Date:05/10/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:12.10.2020



£16,049 - £16,824 pro-rata for £18,242 - £19,123 FTE (SAT Band 4)

Start date: October / November 2020

36 hours per wk - 41 working wks, paid for 47.1488 wks (term time plus 3 weeks)

Monday to Thursday 8:00am - 3:45pm including a 30 minute unpaid break and Friday 8:00am - 3:15pm including a 15 minute unpaid break.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our Science Department. Working alongside the Senior Technician, you will help ensure that a safe, effective and efficient laboratory technician service is delivered, including; the provision of technical advice and assistance in the classroom to support pupils and assist teaching staff with learning activities and day to day maintenance of teaching areas and equipment.

The Science Department is committed to delivering practical and engaging lessons that meet the needs of all students. A passion for Science and working as part of a team, with previous experience of working in a laboratory are key expectations.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have demonstrable technical competence in the use of specified laboratory equipment.
  • Be able to use ICT effectively.
  • Have the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload
  • Be friendly and efficient

A strong background in physics, or good physics knowledge preferred.

In return, we offer development opportunities to all our staff, plus a supportive and friendly environment.

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

Applications should be made via this site. Please note, we cannot accept CVs alone.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2).

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

Please contact Kate Box, Subject Leader of Science at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post – kate.box@swale.at or  Tel:  01795 472449.

Closing date: 5.10.2020

Interview date: 12.10.2020

If I am successful in gaining an interview, how will this occur during the current COVID-19 pandemic?

Due to the current situation we may still plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invite.

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

Headteacher:  Ms Yvette Peden

Information about the school

The Sittingbourne School is a large non-selective school and was judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as a ‘Good’ school.

We believe that all learners need to feel safe and secure in school in order for them to reach their full potential. We have established a culture of respect for each other and pride in academic achievement for all learners.

We offer our students a very broad curriculum, placing value on the arts and vocational subjects in addition to core and Ebacc subjects. Our objective is to ensure success for every student so that when they leave us they are well rounded, confident individuals, well equipped to take their place in the work place or further education. We are very proud of the culture and ethos that exists in the school which is continually evolving and developing to ensure that all students benefit from our extensive systems of support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Yvette Peden
  • Address:Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL
  • Telephone: 01795 472449
  • Email: HR@swale.at

Fax: 01795 470332


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.