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Senior Science Technician

Permanent, Part time

30 hours per week x 39 weeks per year

Grade E: £14.66 to £16.26 per hour (depending on experience)


Required from September 2024

Would you like to join a high performing, ambitious secondary school well known for exemplary behaviour and conduct? Chulmleigh Community College is a school where teachers focus upon high quality teaching and high standards. The college has enjoyed some of the best results in the region over the last 9 years and is heavily oversubscribed. In 2023 our Progress 8 Figure of +0.72 places us in the top 10% of schools nationally.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to support our friendly and successful Science Department. The successful candidate will manage and lead the technical support for our Science Curriculum and the provision of effective practical lessons, experiments and demonstrations.  This post is critical in ensuring that pupils can access a rigorous science curriculum rooted in practice as well as theory.

The post holder will be required to work closely with the Head of Science but will also need to initiate and manage effective work practices within the science support team. Further information is contained within the Candidate Pack available in the attachments section below.

The role will include:

  • Being responsible to the Head of Science for the maintenance and upkeep of the Science Laboratories
  • Ensuring that health and safety is at the forefront of all planning and implementation of practical work.
  • To manage the standards of work of other laboratory staff
  • Supervising the conduct and personal development of other science technician staff
  • Preparation and supervision of specialist equipment for lessons.
  • Constructing and modifying specialist apparatus.
  • Taking an active part in demonstrations and episodes of teaching that will include supporting practical classes.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment including the completion of risk assessments.
  • Ordering and maintaining resources.

The Science Department also delivers Animal Care BTEC and oversees the management of the College Farm.  Knowledge relevant to the welfare of animals would be an advantage.

The post is available from September, or an earlier start date would be possible if the successful candidate is available to start before then.

The usual working pattern will be Monday to Friday, ideally from 8.30am – to 3.30pm which allows for a 1-hour unpaid lunch break.

Employment benefits include eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. In addition, employees of the Trust are entitled to 50% off childcare fees at our out of school clubs for children of compulsory school age.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability, or sexuality. We welcome applications for employment from the whole community. 

Please email the completed application form to by 10 am on Monday, 3rd June 2024. All applications will be acknowledged.

As employers, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and in that regard, we have appropriate policies and procedures.  All staff undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and interviews will include questions about safeguarding children.

In line with Government guidance, we may carry out online searches against shortlisted applicants’ names as part of our due diligence checks.

Closing date: Monday, 3rd June 2024

Interview date: Tuesday, 11th June 2024