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Science Technician

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
King Edward VI Aston School Frederick Road Aston Birmingham B6 6BP
Salary
NJC 6 - currently £23,893 pa (FTE)
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
Reference
JOB001719

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Sector
Education
Job Type
Schools / Academies - Support staff roles
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Start date: 1 September 2024

Hours per week: Full time, All year round

King Edward VI Aston School
Frederick Road
Aston
Birmingham
B6 6BP
Telephone number: 0121 327 1130

Contact email: vacancies@keaston.bham.sch.uk

Contract type: Permanent  

We are seeking to appoint a permanent, full time, Science Technician from September 2024 (an earlier start date would be considered for a suitable candidate) to assist teaching staff in the preparation of practical work in Physics and/or Chemistry at all key stages.

Previous experience of working in a school or scientific field is an advantage but is not necessary for this role. The successful applicant should have a genuine interest in the subject backed up by a passion for working with young people.

The successful applicant will have good self-organisational skills, a sound knowledge and understanding of health & safety requirements, be a competent and confident user of IT and able to work independently as well as a member of a team.

There are two other science technicians and there is an expectation that all three science technicians will work collaboratively and support each other. Each science has its own prep room and suite of laboratories.

The school takes its responsibilities towards student safeguarding as a paramount concern. All candidates called for interview can expect to be asked questions with regard to student safeguarding and well-being while the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check.

Interviews scheduled to take place on Monday 24 June 2024

Please do not hesitate to contact the school at vacancies@keaston.bham.sch.uk if you require any further information in respect of this appointment.

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

How to apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for interview must submit a completed application form, ideally by e-mail to vacancies@keaston.bham.sch.uk CVs will not be accepted and candidates who apply using any other type of application form will not be considered. Applicants must include on the application form the names and contact details of two referees one of whom must be their most recent employer. References from friends, family and acquaintances are not acceptable. The application form and job description for the position can be found on the school’s website or here.

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. 

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.

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.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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West Midlands
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