Science Technician

Job details
Posting date: 20 June 2024
Salary: £77 to £80 per day
Additional salary information: PAYE
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 20 July 2024
Location: Welwyn Garden City, South East, AL7 2AF
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Step Teachers Ltd
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: MP175632CT3103-A422576-20062024

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Position: Science Technician

Location: Welwyn Garden City

Start Date: ASAP

Are you interested in joining an exceptional Science Department within a school that prioritizes its staff? We are seeking a Science Technician to join our welcoming team in our state-of-the-art Science Laboratories. This role will primarily involve providing support to the Chemistry Department.

Science Technician Role:

To aid teachers in delivering high-quality education to all students and to help achieve the goals of both the school and respective departments. Technicians are expected to be familiar with school policies, particularly those concerning Health and Safety, students, and staffing. They should possess knowledge of legal regulations regarding the use of scientific equipment and materials, especially those that pose potential risks to students and staff.

Science Technician Responsibilities:

  • Ensure efficient preparation and organization of equipment for lessons as needed.
  • Clean equipment and laboratories after each lesson and address any chemical spillages promptly.
  • Safely store and utilize laboratory equipment.
  • Assist in preparing lesson materials across all Science subjects.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Science Technician regarding curriculum area needs and operations.
  • Handle routine photocopying of worksheets when necessary.
  • Aid supply teachers and students in setting up equipment.
  • Collaborate with building services staff to address potential health and safety hazards, such as gas or fume issues.
  • Assist in maintaining the safe conduct of students in the curriculum area.
  • Maintain accurate records of poisons, flammable liquids, alcohol storage, and radioactive sources.
  • Dispose of waste chemicals and biological materials safely.
  • Provide remedial first aid as needed.
  • Conduct basic safety checks.
  • Repair, maintain, and, if needed, construct or arrange the construction of equipment.
  • Inspect materials before and after lessons and advise teachers on apparatus issues.
  • Ensure standard risk assessments accompany equipment/chemicals.
  • Assume particular responsibility for assigned individual laboratories under the guidance of the Senior Science Technician.
  • Fulfill any other duties reasonably required by the Headteacher or Curriculum Coordinator, commensurate with the position's grade.
  • Contribute to the collection and entry of student data.

Science Technician Qualifications:

  • Enhanced up-to-date DBS.
  • Formal qualifications in Science and prior laboratory experience are advantageous, along with a solid understanding of Chemistry.

Why Step Teachers?

With a rich history spanning over two decades, our teacher recruitment agency proudly serves North London, East London, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Cornwall, and Devon. We foster exclusive relationships with schools and academies in these regions. Our dedicated team, stationed in branches across Barnet, Enfield, Havering, Norwich, Cambridge, Abingdon, and Plymouth, is committed to supporting and nurturing teachers. Explore rewarding opportunities with our trusted education recruitment services.

Step Teachers are an agency listed as an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Service and is proud to be REC audited. This ensures we are carrying out comprehensive checks in line with the REC Code of Professional Practice and are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Upon registration, candidates will be subject to a variety of checks including an enhanced DBS check, full references including your most recent employer, and verification of eligibility to work in the UK.

Weekly pay is processed through PAYE. We offer high street, travel, gym membership and many other exclusive discounts, along with physical and emotional well-being services as standard with our pay portal.

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