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Science Technician - Term Time

The Sittingbourne School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4002-453S
  • Posted:17/01/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:April or September 2022
  • App Close Date:31/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 7th February 2022


Required for April or September 2022

£18,607 - £19,506 (£16,370 - £17,1761 pro rata) SAT 4

This is a permanent, term time position, 38 weeks plus 5 staff training days plus 2 additional weeks. Working 36 hours a week.

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

If you are interested in this post, please contact Kate Box, Assistant Headteacher, for an informal discussion, kate.box@swale.at  and 01795 472449

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 recruitment@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.

Interview Date: w/c 7th February 2022

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

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:Mr N Smith
  • Address:Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL
  • Telephone: 01795 472449
  • Email: tssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: 01795 470332


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).