Science Technician (Maternity Cover)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
08/06/2020 23:59
£18,795 to £19,717 pro rata, per annum (pay review pending)
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Seaton Delaval
Closing date:
8 Jun
Further Information

Astley Community High School and Whytrig Middle School
Elsdon Avenue
Seaton Delaval
Tyne and Wear
NE25 0BP
0191 237 1505

Technician – Science Specialist
Maternity Cover
37 hours per week, term-time plus five days during school holidays
Band 3: £16,143 - £16,935 per annum
pro rata of £18,795 to £19,717 per annum (pay review pending)

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our professional technician team to support and complement the teaching and learning of Science to our pupils aged 9-18 at Astley Community High School and Whytrig Middle School, which share a single site in Seaton Delaval.
Duties will include preparing and maintaining equipment and materials required for demonstrations and practical experiments within the Science Faculty. You will also be responsible for stock control, ordering procedures and assisting students and staff in the classroom, ensuring that high standards of health and safety are achieved. You should also have some knowledge of COSHH.
The successful candidate will have at least a Level 3 qualification in a Science-related subject with a strong Biology and Chemistry component and knowledge of Microbiology and Physics an advantage. You must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly establish and maintain good working relationships with both children and adults. High professional standards and a methodical and organised approach are also essential.

This is a fixed term post to cover a period of maternity leave for the substantive post holder, anticipated to be 9 months starting September 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check is required for this post.

Interested in applying? A completed application form and criminal records declaration form must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 8 June 2020 by e-mail to vacancies@svf.org.uk

It is expected that shortlisting will take place week commencing 8 June and interviews will be confirmed as soon school reopens. We may conduct first interviews by video call.

Further information about all of our current vacancies is available at: www.svf.org.uk/vacancies