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Science Technician

  • Buckinghamshire

  • Beachborough School

  • £6,762.30 per annum

  • Part-time


To provide support to the Science department to ensure the smooth running of the department and lessons.


Beachborough School is looking to appoint a part-time Science Technician to carry out the following:

To provide support to the Science department to ensure the smooth running of the department and lessons.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• To ensure the smooth and safe running of the department.
• To provide the necessary equipment and resources for practical work within the department.
• To provide full support for academic staff in the department.

Key Tasks:
• To assist with the preparation, setting out, clearing and cleaning of apparatus and chemicals or specimens for practical work and demonstrations.
• To set up apparatus for class practical work.
• To provide technical support for staff and students.
• To maintain and care for stock, equipment, fabric and furnishing, including periodic valuation of their relevance and safety.
• To undertake periodic safety checks on equipment and materials used to ensure that they comply with Health and Safety Regulations and Requirements.
• To buy equipment and consumables as directed by the Head of Department.
• To maintain an inventory of all equipment in the stores and keeping it updated.
• To carry out risk assessments of technician activities.
• To keep Health and Safety records and ensure hazard cards are provided with apparatus.
• To direct the Assistant Technician.
• To help ensure laboratories are kept tidy and clean.
• To assist academic staff in duplicating and photocopying.
• To attend departmental meetings when needed.
• To perform any additional duties as may reasonably be assigned to the Technician from time to time by the Head of Science.
• To participate in staff development and performance review activities to keep knowledge and skills up to date as necessary.
• To ensure adherence to statutory Health and Safety and Data Protection Legislation at all times.
• Organise materials in the Department.
• Stock taking and ordering of materials and equipment.
• Assist with organisation of trips.

Person Profile:
In the role you must be able to demonstrate:
• Sound educational background in Science.
• Appropriate training or experience in laboratory work or a willingness and aptitude to be trained.
• Knowledge of safe laboratory practice.
• Excellent customer service; warm, friendly with good communication skills.
• Able to use own initiative, confident and able to motivate, influence and persuade others.
• Practical/hands on experience.
• Ability to show initiative and to prioritise one’s own work and that of others.
• Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
• Confident in the use of IT with basic knowledge of CAD desirable.
• Health and Safety training or qualifications i.e. Handling hazardous chemicals is desirable.

General notes:
• Start Date: September 2018
• Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 12.30 – 20 hours a week
• Term Time
• £8.62 p/h
• £6,762.30 per annum paid over 12 months

To apply please please complete our application form.

Applicants must be willing to undergo all necessary pre-employment checks. Full details are given on the application form.

Equal opportunities
Beachborough School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, religion, disability or age. Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.
In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act, Beachborough School seeks to treat those with disabilities as favourably as those without disabilities. It will make reasonable arrangements, wherever practicable, to avoid putting those with disabilities at a disadvantage.

Beachborough is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and an Enhanced DBS check.


Further Information


Beachborough School

Westbury, Brackley, Buckinghamshire, NN13 5LB

  • 163 Day Boys (3-13)
  • 13 Boarding Boys (8-13)
  • 148 Day Girls (3-13)
  • 13 Boarding Girls (8-13)

01280 700071

Closing Date: 30 April 2018