Senior Science Technician

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Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 4 £17,681.72 - £20,717.34 pro rata Grade 5 £19,911.90 - £24,900.68 pro rata
19 Jul 2022
12 Aug 2022
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Employment Status:              Permanent

Working Hours:                            37 hours per week, Term time only, plus 5 days

Actual Salary:                      Grade 4 or 5 dependent on experience

Grade 4 £17,681.72 - £20,717.34 pro rata

Grade 5 £19,911.90 - £24,900.68 pro rata

Full time equivalent salary:      Grade 4 Support staff pay scale £20,043 - £23,484

                                      Grade 5 Support staff pay scale £22,571 - £28,226

Required:                          September 2022

Location:                           Coventry


About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Science Technician to take full responsibility for the provision of technician support to the Science Department and to support the delivery of all practical science lessons. This role will involve supervising technicians, overall responsibility for the safe keeping of chemicals, stock levels, preparing resources, organising laboratories and maintaining equipment.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is able to work both individually and as part of a team, ideally with supervisory experience
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Has previous experience of handling chemicals
  • Will have worked in a laboratory or similar environment.


All staff are expected to know what to do if they have concerns about a child, take on the responsibility for providing a safe environment and promoting children’s welfare, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and local policies and procedures as directed by the trust/academy.

About us

Blue Coat Church of England School & Music College is a successful and oversubscribed large secondary school in the heart of the city of Coventry with a vision ‘Living life in all its fullness’.  As a Church of England school, our intake draws from both the local area and across the city and surrounding areas.  We are a member of Inspire Education Trust, a Coventry based multi-academy trust which sets out to provide an environment where both staff and students can thrive, and putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Why work for us?

A career at Inspire Education Trust offers a rewarding future, with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives and outcomes of our young people. We work hard to provide an environment which places staff wellbeing at the forefront of the agenda, as well as providing ample opportunities for personal and professional development.

As such, we offer a portfolio of benefits designed to enhance and support the working lives of our staff. These include, but are not limited to:

  • A highly supportive and committed senior leadership team
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential advice and support on a range of matters and free access to accredited counsellors
  • A focus on staff wellbeing including a network of wellbeing champions and a supportive working environment
  • Opportunity to join a committed and forward-thinking team of staff
  • Employee Benefits platform providing staff access to a range of benefits such as shopping discounts

How to apply:

All applications must be received electronically via our TES page:

If you experience any problems with the online application process please contact TES directly:

If you have any queries about the post, please email

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 12th August 2022

Interview date: TBC in the Autumn Term once school reopens

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and appointments will be subject to rigorous safeguarding checks including enhanced DBS and references. The postholder must share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted will be asked to complete a self-declaration to confirm any (non-protected) criminal disclosures or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.

The 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.

We aim to recruit the very best staff and welcome those from all backgrounds, communities and faiths (including non-faith individuals). Inspire Education Trust is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre based on their skills, abilities, and experience. As such, we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

The role of Senior Science technician will be classed as regulated activity. Any offer of employment will be conditional until satisfactory completion of all mandatory pre-employment checks. It is an offence to apply for this role if barred from engaging in regulating activity relevant to children.

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