Outstanding Girls Secondary School in Harrow seeks an organised and practical science graduate or science specialist to work as a Science Technician, starting in September 2021.
- Outstanding Girls School, Ofsted rated
- 37% GCSE grades 9 - 7 (inc. Eng & Maths)
- 87% A Level grades A* - C
- Science Technician
- £18,659 - £24,568
- Permanent contract, September 2021
School Vision - Science Technician
'Learning today: Leading tomorrow' underpins their vision for all members of their diverse, vibrant community.
To realise the vision they are determined to be;
- an inspirational, inclusive learning school, with the highest expectations, where each person is enabled to achieve their personal best
- a community and family centred school where they work in partnership to empower, support and prepare young women with the resilience to meet local, national and global challenges
- a safe happy school, appreciative of their natural environment that recognises and aims to meet the diverse educational, social, physical and emotional needs of every individual
- a reflective and responsive school where strong and inspiring leadership is promoted with students and staff at every opportunity
- they encourage each girl to develop a wide range of skills and interests, to achieve her personal best and to work co-operatively with consideration for all members of our learning community at all times.
The School aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for each pupil which will help her achieve her best, develop her confidence and encourage her to be a thoughtful and active member of society. They consider that their aims for their pupils are best achieved through a close partnership between school and home, and they work together with parents to ensure their daughter's success.
Job Role - Science Technician
- Responsible to the Head of Science for the technical service to the Science Faculty.
- Ensuring that the practical needs of the teaching staff are met in accordance with School schemes of learning.
- Working cohesively with a team of Science Technicians.
- Ensure that all science equipment is well maintained
- Stocktaking of resources within Science to ensure minimum stock levels
- Ensure that subject knowledge is up-to-date and any relevant training is attended.
- Supporting wider school activities such as open days etc
- Attend faculty meetings to brief staff on new equipment or practical ideas.
- Disposal and arranging for the disposal of waste laboratory materials including chemicals and biological waste in accordance with established laboratory procedures and the Borough's regulation.
- Remain up-to-date with the latest health and safety protocols with regards to hazardous materials.
- Responsible for the Science faculty's laboratories, preparation rooms, resources room and ancillary room.
- Resources: Ensuring that appropriate stock level of apparatus or material are maintained including maintaining stock records. Maintaining stock books including carrying out or arranging for stock checks.
- Placing and progressing orders, ensuring that expenditure is in accordance with department policy, checking or arranging for the checking of deliveries.
- Identifying equipment needs in consultation with teaching and technician staff and participating in the selection of new items of equipment.
- Organisation and storage of equipment, apparatus and materials including chemicals in accordance with the Borough's regulations where appropriate.
- Participating in the development of Science Faculty's practical and technical facilities to meet teaching/learning needs.
- Maintaining (including repair) and arranging for the maintenance and repair of Faculty apparatus and equipment.
- Ensuring the maintenance of laboratory services and facilities, liaising with the premises staff as appropriate.
- Preparing apparatus, material and solutions and setting up equipment and apparatus for use in practical classes.
- Setting up and on occasions carrying out demonstrations.
- Retrieving and cleaning away apparatus, etc, after use.
- Constructing and modifying apparatus.
- Ensuring that the practical requirements of practical examinations/assessments are met, including preparing, setting up and testing materials, apparatus and equipment. Attending practical examination pre-views.
- Ensuring that satisfactory standards of safety and security are maintained in accordance with School/Borough policy.
- Other appropriate technician duties as requested by the Head of Science.
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