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Science Technician

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SALARY: £18K-£21K

JOB TYPE: Full time, permanent

HOURS: 37 hours

LOCATION: Stevenage

 

Our mission

The Hart Learning Group has a clear mission to create economic and social value for individuals, businesses and communities through learning.  That mission gives us real clarity of purpose.  We exist because of our expertise in teaching and learning.  We will not be drawn into pieces of work which do not leverage that expertise to the benefit of our students and customers.

MORE THAN JUST A SALARY

  • Contributory Pensions Scheme;
  • Participations in the Group’s performance related pay scheme (PRP)
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

  • A good general education
  • Level 2 qualification in literacy
  • Level 2 qualification in numeracy
  • GCSE Level or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or National Certificate in Science or relevant qualifications/experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent technical skills and experience
  • Organisational skills
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications
  • Relevant experience in a similar environment
  • Ability to identify and solve faults and problems
  • Team player
  • Flexible working practices
  • Professional and approachable
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision

Desirable:

  • A Levels in relevant science subjects

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To prepare laboratories and equipment for teacher/student use
  • To maintain laboratories/equipment, including maintaining stock and identifying suppliers required for new purchasing, and to diagnose and repair faulty equipment as appropriate
  • To liaise with other technicians/staff as required and to work as a team to support all areas of science.
  • To undertake general administrative and purchasing duties within the Science department, including the maintenance of inventories
  • To set up/pre-test apparatus/equipment/experiments/assessments for teachers/student projects and be familiar with the appropriate safety procedures and regulations
  • To be able to handle caustic, corrosive and toxic substances and be familiar with the appropriate safety procedures
  • To be responsible for the secure storage of equipment/chemicals which could be dangerous if misused
  • To prepare solutions to the required degree of accuracy
  • To be aware of/use/ensure teachers are aware of/use any special safety precautions required in Education Science/Electronics Laboratories
  • To supervise work-experience students
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested by the line manager, or any more senior manager
  • To comply with health and safety procedures
  • To be aware of the School’s Equality and Diversity Policy and targets, and to promote equality of opportunity
  • To ensure adherence with Risk Management Policy, notifying the line manager or appropriate manager of any risks.

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    SAFER RECRUITMENT STATEMENT

    The Hart Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

    To view our fair recruitment forms, please click here for equality and diversity declaration.

    Please note these vacancies may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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    “I genuinely enjoy coming to work, the students are the people that motivate me – they are so full of energy and enthusiasm.

    Hart Learning Group’s links to the community are essential for this job to work well – integrating local businesses and organisations ensure we offer the best service to our students.”

    Victoria Lang - Business, Travel & Events Lecturer