Birmingham City Council

Science Technician

Location
Saltley Academy Belchers Lane Bordesley Green Birmingham B9 5RX
Salary
£18,562 pro rata
Posted
18 Nov 2021
Closes
01 Dec 2021
Contact
recruitment@whmat. academy
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Part-Time

Science Technician

£18,562 pro rata

Hours per week: 3 days per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Saltley Academy

Belchers Lane

Bordesley Green

Birmingham

B9 5RX

Telephone Number: 0121 803 2917

Email Address: recruitment@whmat.academy

Job Start Date: 3 January 2022

Do you have a passion for Science?

We are looking to appoint a well organised and highly motivated Science Technician to join our busy Science department. You will work as a valued member of a successful Science Department to provide technical support to the staff and students. Experience and knowledge of the core sciences would be an advantage but commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and develop are essential to this role.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills and have the ability to work effectively as part of a busy team. All applicants must be numerate and literate, have a good standard of general education and a minimum of A*-C GCSE in Science. Other skills we would be looking for in our Science technician include:

• experience of working in a practical environment

• Ability to work to your own initiative

• flexible and adaptable approach to problem solving

• good communication skills

Saltley Academy is a 11-16 comprehensive school in the heart of multi-cultural Birmingham. We have recently been graded Good by Ofsted, and during the recent inspection one of our students described our school as “outstanding, resilient and loving”. The Academy is progressing fast in its mission to develop outstanding learners, ensure academic success and nurture happy citizens in a supportive and inspiring environment. For the last two years Progress 8 has been well above the national average. The Academy was also recently awarded the UNICEF rights respecting School Gold Award.

The Academy is part of the Washwood Heath Multi-Academy Trust and shares its core values. Being a member of the Trust provides numerous professional development opportunities.

We offer:

• an ambitious and positive climate for learning

• a value driven ethos to cater for the whole child

• support and guidance from a highly effective leadership team

• a Rights Respecting School, Silver award

• on-site parking

• full suite of benefits and rewards to support wellbeing including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, access to wellbeing advice, flexible working culture, cycle to work scheme, contribution to glasses for DSE users

• access to generous benefits, such as pension scheme (LGPS) and sickness allowance pension scheme.

Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) covers this post and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 1 December 2021, 9am

To apply, please visit our website

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

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