SENIOR SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

Location
Smestow School
Salary
Wolverhampton Grade 6 SCP 22 -27 £28,221 - £32,233 Pro rata Term Time only plus 2 weeks
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
22 Jan 2019
Job Ref
UWMAT000796
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Smestow School is a vibrant, successful and happy school in Castlecroft, Wolverhampton. We have high expectations and are very ambitious for our staff and students and we are currently seeking to appoint a like-minded person to the advertised post. We are in the prestigious position of belonging to the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust and therefore have strong links with the University which brings fantastic opportunities for staff and students.

Our school has recently appointed new leadership and has begun its journey to become outstanding. We are passionate about providing a first-class education for our students, which means ensuring both academic success at GCSE and A Level whilst also developing students’ personal skills and providing a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom. We have 900 students on role and are looking to expand in the future, with ambitions of becoming the first choice for secondary education across the area. We have a good reputation locally and we pride ourselves on our strong tradition of being a community school who hold values of Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Resilience, Determination and Enthusiasm as hugely important.

If you are seeking a new challenge in an organisation which is committed to “Striving for Excellence”, which values and respects staff and invests heavily in professional development for them then please apply to join us at Team Smestow!

THE ROLE

To work with the science team in meeting the schools objectives through the preparation of materials and equipment for science lessons; maintaining science laboratories, preparation rooms and their equipment and services in good order. To ensure Health and Safety procedures are in place for all experiments in the Science Department and that materials are stored safely at all times.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Suitably qualified and experienced person (see job description) with ambition and commitment to make a difference in a vibrant and happy school.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Qualifications:

• 5 GCSEs to include Maths and English or equivalent and Science to Level 3

• First Aid Certificate (or willingness to undertake training to achieve this)

Knowledge and Experience:

• Experience in a similar role at a junior or senior level or experience of lab work in educational, industrial or academic setting.

• Thorough understanding of Health and Safety procedures especially as they relate to work in the specific environment (e.g. Laboratory.)

• Knowledge of appropriate use of specialist equipment (including handling hazardous substances/materials)

UWMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21st January 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews: Friday 25th January 2019

Supporting documents
PS of Senior Science Technician Grade 6.docx
Senior Science Technician Job Description Grade 6.docx

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