DBS409/20 Science Technician - Burnside College

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/01/2020 09:00
£16,408.36 - £17,450.62 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Burnside College, Saint Peters Road, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 7LQ
Closing date:
24 Jan
Further Information

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and organised Technician to join our Science Department. Burnside’s Science department consists of 11 full-time teaching staff and two science technicians. Within this large department there are 12 fully functioning science labs providing students with an ideal practical and interactive learning environment in which to flourish. Experience of working with laboratory equipment including handling chemicals safely subject to COSHH, CLEAPPS and safety regulations is desirable.

Main Duties of the Post
Under the instruction/guidance of senior staff, the successful candidate will provide general support within the science department including the preparation and maintenance of resources and support to staff and pupils.

Support for Pupils
Support pupils in accessing learning activities under the guidance of the teacher for example, through in-class practical support.

Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement with practical activities

Support for Teachers
Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and productive working environment in science prep rooms and classrooms.

Timely and accurate preparation and use of specialist equipment, resources and materials as required by staff, curriculum, lesson plans etc

Maintain records, as requested

Ensure the health and safety and good behaviour of pupils at all times

Support for the Curriculum
Monitor and manage stock and supplies, cataloguing, as required.

Maintenance of specialist equipment: check for quality and safety, undertake repairs and modifications within own capabilities and report other damages or needs.

Demonstrate and assist staff and students in the safe and effective use of specialist equipment and materials for example, trialling scientific procedures and methods in advance of practical examinations.

Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes

Support for the School
Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

Appreciate and support the role of other professionals

Attend and participate in relevant meetings, as required

Participate in training and other learning activities and performance management, as required

Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times e g lunch clubs and extra-curricular activities such as STEM activities.

This post is permanent, 37 hours per week, term time only over 193 days.

Please provide a covering letter, along with your completed application form, in which you outline how your skills and experience meet the person specification (no more than one side of A4).

Completed applications should be returned to Mrs J Carruthers, Burnside College, St. Peter’s Road, Wallsend, NE28 7LQ or electronically to j.carruthers@burnsidecollege.org.uk

Burnside College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

Closing date: 9am Friday 24th January 2020
Interviews: Week Commencing 27th January 2020

Please note
This job is closed for applications.