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Full-Time Science Technician

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Full-Time Science Technician

Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Temp to perm

Teaching Personnel are seeking to appoint a Science Technician, at one of our award winning successful partner schools in Manchester.

The successful applicant will ensure the provision of high-quality and timely services to support the delivery of the Science curriculum through the maintenance and organisation of teaching resources within Science. This role will suit someone who is practically minded, resourceful and enthusiastic and who enjoys working as part of a busy team alongside our fantastic students and teachers. Applicants will ideally have a Science qualification and previous experience of working within a similar technician role.

About the role:
The successful Science Technician will coordinate the use of practical resources and facilities and provide assistance and advice in meeting the practical needs of the Science curriculum.

Main duties:

  • To liaise with teaching staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements and work plans.
  • To prepare and make teaching aids and demonstration models for use in the teaching areas, including all aspects of any new Scheme of Work.
  • To set up equipment and rooms for lessons and practical laboratory work.
  • To assist in maintaining and organising the safe and efficient storage of equipment and materials.
  • To run trials of experiments prior to lessons.
  • To ensure that solutions and equipment are accurately made up in accordance with relevant instruction.
  • To ensure that the classroom is clean and tidy (i.e. clearing-up) after practical lessons, washing glassware and maintaining stocks in classrooms.
  • To carry out general housekeeping tasks such as thorough cleaning of laboratories each holiday, testing portable electrical equipment and checking the reliability of fume cupboards to provide a safe working environment for everyone in the department.
  • To monitor levels of stock and re-order stock as appropriate.
  • To ensure that the department is free from potentially hazards, and to ensure that all Health & Safety procedures are understood and followed correctly at all times.
  • To dispose of used chemicals in a safe manner
  • To assist in compiling inventories of equipment and materials as required in particular with regard to COSHH regulations.
  • To provide general assistant to teaching staff as required.
  • To prepare, update and organise information for teaching staff and pupils on the safe and efficient use of equipment.

About the school:
Our partner school
is a multi-academy educational trust with an ongoing commitment to opening and running academies with a high level of achievement in the Manchester area. The school's Trust Partners include some of the most successful and innovative companies in the UK, all of whom have a strong commitment to Manchester. Their involvement in the Trust underlines their commitment to developing the young people of the city, and their recognition that to recruit excellent leaders from local families they have to be committed to their development prior to them becoming employees.

Our flagship partner school, in Wythenshawe, was winner of Secondary School of the Year (2015-16) and Healthy Living Award (2016-17) at the MEN Schools Awards, as well as being shortlisted for a national TES award in the category of 'Community Collaboration' for our mentoring project with Lloyds Banking Group. The school was described in a glowing 2015 Ofsted report as 'A vibrant community that treats you like family (and) a good school that has improved students' achievement significantly year on year'.

The school opened to 210 Year 7 students in September 2017 and will grow year on year until we are full in 2022. We are defined by our mission, 'A Fantastic Future for All', we care about helping students to be their best and know the only way to do this is through academic achievement, character development and strong pastoral support.

The school wish to meet with suitable applicants as soon as possible therefore all candidates interested are encouraged to apply without hesitation. For further information on this role, please contact the Manchester Secondary branch.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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