Start date: ASAP
Contract: Permanent, 39 weeks per year, 37 hours per week
Salary: TSAT Grade D Pro rata Salary £18,229 - £20,517
Closing Date: 05/12/21
Interview Date: TBC
We are seeking to appoint a Science Technician to assist our Science Department. Providing general, practical support in the science laboratories and to provide back-up to the science teaching staff.
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust has been ranked as the highest performing trust in the South East and in the top 15 academy trusts in England, out of more than 100. – 2020 DfE report
At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda - ‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for:
B = Brilliance, where students will be supported to be brilliant in everything they do.
E = Enrichment, where students will encounter a variety of educational opportunities outside of the classroom.
S = Society, where students will be encouraged to develop as responsible, active and informed world citizens, demonstrating mutual respect, empathy and community spirit.
T = Thinking, where students will join a global community of thinkers.
We pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate ethos, which enables our students to grow in a supportive atmosphere conductive to their development. Where students need additional support, we meet their needs through our highly effective pastoral system.
Your new role:
As Science Technician, your work will be directed by the Curriculum Leader for Science and you will be responsible for general, practical support in the academy science laboratories and to provide back-up to the science teaching staff
Maintenance and repair of practical equipment
Keeping up to date with health and safety requirements and developments in Science
Assisting with extra-curricular activities i.e. science trips, enrichment/university days
What you need to succeed:
Have demonstrable technical competence required for preparing and ordering of materials as well as maintaining machines and equipment
Minimum qualification of an A Level in Science or equivalent, and/or appropriate industry experience
Committed to supporting students
Effective communicator both orally and in writing
Effective ICT skills
Excellent organisational and administrative skills
Ability to motivate and to support learning
Previous experience working in a school environment is desirable
We are able to provide CPD opportunities for skill acquisition and development. We have industry links with Pfizer’s at Sandwich and can provide collaboration opportunities across our secondary school science departments. We have 10 fully equipped laboratories and a fully resourced prep room. We are a tight knit team and highly value the work of our science technicians.
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.
We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.
Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:
Think about their Thinking
Be their Best self
Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances
Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
What our Trust will offer you:
The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos
A stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
What you need to do now:
If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!
Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.
We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Danielle Bowden – [email protected] to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager.
If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit a application via Microsoft Forms.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.