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Science Technician

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Claremont School
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Date Added: Mar 6, 2023

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We are looking to appoint a positive, organised and approachable technician to support the Science Department at Claremont School. We are looking for a candidate with both strong communication and IT skills. The right candidate will be an experienced technician who is able to prepare practicals for GCSE and A level Sciences (including Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Prior experience of preparing Chemistry practicals to A level is not essential but would be an advantage. We are looking for a technician who is highly organised, effective at managing their own time and happy to work in a relatively fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have prior experience and in-depth knowledge of COSHH and CLEAPSS. 

The successful candidate will work across four Science laboratories and be based in a central prep. room. They will support up to 7 part-time and full-time teaching colleagues and will report directly to the Head of Science as their line manager.

Responsibilities and duties

  • The provision of Science practicals for Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as health/safety advice for teaching staff
  • Demonstrating the use of equipment to teaching staff when necessary
  • Keeping knowledge of hazards and risk assessments up to date - helping to ensure that COSHH regulations are carried out in the department
  • Organising, storing, repairing and cleaning of equipment 
  • Organising, storing and checking the condition of chemicals
  • Organising the safe storage of radioactive materials and liaising with the radioactive protection supervisor when appropriate. 
  • The safe treatment and disposal of waste materials including hazardous substances 
  • Preparing stock solutions 
  • Checking stock and keeping stock records 
  • Ordering equipment and materials by using the school ordering system 
  • Ensuring the school laboratories are clean and well stocked with teaching materials
  • Undertaking some reprographic duties or resource duties, as determined by the needs of the Science department (e.g. printing exam papers).  
  • Completing first aid training and recording any incidents using the school system 
  • Attend Science department meetings

Claremont Senior School is an independent school, which is Ofsted rated “Outstanding”.  The school is part of the International Schools Partnership, with a network of schools in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. 

Full time

Salary: Competitive

Contract term: Permanent

Start Date: September 2023

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April

Interviews will take place week commencing: Monday 17th April

Please forward your completed application to:

Head of Senior School

Mr Ed Dickie

Claremont Senior School

Bodiam | East Sussex | TN32 5UJ

Email: [email protected]

Telephone 01580 830396

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

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