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Science Technician

Job Title: Science Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tottenham, London
Industry:
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: SCITECH_1569497352
Contact Name: Richard Brittain
Contact Email: richardb@uniformeducation.co.uk
Job Published: 26 days ago

Job Description

Uniform Education are proud to be partnering with a school in Central London that is recruiting for a talented and experienced Science Technician.

Job Purpose

  • To support the academic staff in the delivery of the Science curriculum (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • To ensure Health & Safety responsibilities are met

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Ensure all equipment prepared for lessons in accordance with Teacher specifications
  • Organisation, preparation, repair, cleaning, transport and collection of all Subject related equipment and materials
  • Assist & support in practical lessons as requested
  • Participate in enrichment activities as requested
  • Understand the Schemes of Work & syllabi of Science in order to prepare for practical lessons
  • Preparation of Stock Orders
  • Responsibility for general Departmental administration including photocopying etc
  • Ability to keep up to date records and logs of all necessary paperwork (including stock records and maintenance logs)
  • Participation in all appropriate INSET activities
  • Ensure full implementation of all H&S regulations across the Subject areas
  • Carry out Risk Assessments for Technician activities
  • Organise the safe and secure disposal of hazardous waste
  • Organise the efficient storage and record keeping of chemicals, equipment and machinery
  • Carry out safety checks on Science equipment and record faults and action taken
  • Keep up to date with H&S regulations and with Subject specific developments
  • Attend regular meetings with other support and technical staff
  • Attend Subject specific meetings
  • Under the general direction of Subject Leader undertake other tasks that may be required commensurate with the level of the postholder
  • To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies in the subject area
  • To contribute to the Academy's Improvement Plan and its implementation
  • To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources
  • To attend all appropriate meetings
  • To plan and prepare adequately for the purposeful accomplishment of your responsibilities.
  • To contribute to the whole Academy's planning activities

Reporting to: Director of Science

Liaising with: Principal, Senior Leadership Team, Directors, Deputy Directors, Subject Leaders, Student Support Services and relevant staff with cross-Academy responsibilities, relevant non-teaching support staff, parents and Governors and other stakeholders

Additional Responsibilities

  • To manage the allocation of work between the postholder and the other technician(s). To ensure the quality of the work provided by the other technician(s) is of an appropriate standard for the purpose required, arrange training, appraisal and performance management
  • To assist and advise staff on the preparation and layout in the classrooms for practical exercises. To undertake demonstrations and help students with learning activities when required by the teacher
  • To be responsible for the safety, repair and general maintenance of all resources, equipment and tools in conjunction with the appropriate line managers
  • To advise these on any maintenance or inspection needed by the equipment which is beyond postholder's competence
  • To be responsible for the welfare and care of the plants and animals in the science area and the security of the equipment
  • Carry out and ensure that photocopying is carried out and filing on behalf of the relevant areas as well as other general admin duties required from time to time
  • To be responsible for stock keeping, using the computerised stocktake database to include chemicals, equipment, textbooks, stationery, etc. and ensuring that appropriate levels of stock are maintained. Carrying out regular stocktaking checks and ordering as necessary
  • Raising orders for stock and monitoring budget expenditure, in conjunction with the relevant subject area needs.
  • To ensure supplies, materials and equipment are correctly invoiced, placed on the inventory and are stored with due regard to health and safety
  • To make up special equipment or modify from existing equipment as necessary from sketches or instructions supplied by the science teaching staff
  • To work in close association with other technical staff and admin support staff as required and to assist in keeping areas in neat, clean, tidy and safe condition
  • In conjunction with the appropriate teachers to advise students on the safe and proper use of tools and equipment and on the correct and safe way to carry out learning activities. To also advise and train staff, as necessary, on Health and Safety issues and on the best way to carry out practical work, new ways of demonstrating experiments, new techniques or procedures available

If you are interested in more information or would like to be put forward please get in touch with Richard.