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Biology Technician - Full-time/Part-time

The Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5418-14S
  • Posted:20/09/2021
  • Pay:Band 6 (£20,585 FTE)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/10/2021 at 15:30
  • Interviews:TBC


Reporting to the Head of Biology, and liaising with teaching staff in the Science Department, the Biology Laboratory Technician has specific responsibility for managing curriculum requirements and practicals for Biology lessons across three key stages.

Role Requirements


  • Setting up / organising the systems and procedures for ordering, delivery and clearing of practicals.
  • Helping to organise teachers’ lessons.
  • Arranging availability of laboratories for practical work.
  • Avoiding clashes of lessons and equipment.
  • Organising safe / secure storage of materials, including hazardous ones.
  • Meeting staff requests for assistance, written on the weekly sheet, as far as possible 48 hours in advance.
  • Carrying out maintenance checks and arranging for repairs as necessary to ensure all equipment is safe and ready to use in lessons.
  • Stock taking of equipment and ordering, liaising with HoD on departmental budget.

Teaching /Coaching:

  • Assisting with demonstrations on how to use equipment where necessary.
  • Providing technical support to students and teachers (experienced and trainees).

Health & Safety:

  • Knowing where to find information (depth of scientific knowledge).
  • Recognising potential dangers.
  • Handling dangerous substances.
  • Arranging annual check of autoclave.
  • Performing health & safety checks and ensuring equipment and laboratories are clean and tidy (including sinks, drawers and cupboards) in order to maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment for students.
  • Ability to give health and safety advice to ensure correct procedures are adhered to at all times.


  • Trialling experiments for developing A level practical work.

Information about the school

The Skinners' School is an outstanding boys' grammar school. There are 1,120 pupils in the school, with 11 Science teachers operating in 10 laboratories, supported by three technicians. The Biology department consists of four teachers and approximately 80 Biology lessons are taught each week

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 549356


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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.