Science Technician

Science Technician

Start date - 1 September 2024

Salary: CAN scale 17-21 (£25,101 - £27,498 per annum, full time equivalent. Term time only, 36 hours actual salary - £22,089 - £24,198 per annum)

Working hours: 36 per week between 8.15am and 4.00pm (Monday – Thursday) and 8.15am – 3.45pm (Fridays). 

Days per year: 200 days per year (188 days term time, plus 2 staff preparation days, plus 10 days, at times agreed, to support the needs of the role).

Our school:

Thank you for your interest in this role. This is an exciting time to be joining Oaks Park High School.

We were proud to achieve a ‘Good’ outcome in all categories during an Ofsted Inspection in October 2023 in which Ofsted commented the following

‘The school is ambitious for all pupils, including those with SEND. It has designed a curriculum that sets out high academic expectations’

‘Teachers have strong subject knowledge. This is reflected in their high-quality explanations of subject content’

‘Pupils are respectful and polite. They understand the school’s expectations in terms of conduct and behaviour’

‘Staff know their pupils well, and they build positive relationships with them’

The school is an increasingly popular choice within the local community and we are delighted to advertise this role due to an expansion within the school and a larger intake of students in September 2024.

The post:

We are seeking an enthusiastic Science Technician to join the Science department and become part of our cohesive, professional and supportive team. The department is well resourced with recently re-furbished Science labs that are sited together in one part of our modern building.

This is a non-teaching post that will support the learning of students by providing practical and technical support to teachers to ensure effective delivery of the Science curriculum, as well as ensuring that Health and Safety regulations are complied with.

The post would suit a recent Science graduate or someone with previous experience in this field. 

Do you have?

  • Experience of working in a laboratory within an educational context
  • A relevant qualification in Science or Science-related discipline
  • The ability to form excellent professional relationships
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Excellent communication skills

You will be expected to work effectively with students as well as teaching and support staff at all levels. 

See the job description/person specification (below) for further details.

Please note that applications MUST be submitted on a school application form (below). CVs will not be accepted. 

Application forms to be sent to:

Closing date: 3pm, Friday 21st June 2024.

Oaks Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Oaks Park High School is an equal opportunities employer.

Page Documents Date  
Science Technician JD 24-25 21st May 2024 Download
Application Form - Support Staff 20th Sep 2019 Download