Job Type:
Job Sector:
Education, General Insurance
South East
£17,173 to £17,173 per annum
Salary Description:
starting on £17,173
Job Ref:

Park Avenue, Eastbourne BN21 2XR


We are looking to appoint a technician who is interested in and knowledgeable about science across the board in Chemistry, Biology and Physics to provide technical support as well as undertaking a practical health and safety role within our busy and successful Science department.

The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate the use of practical resources and facilities, and provide assistance and advice in meeting the practical needs of the science curriculum, including liaising with teaching staff, and support staff outside the department under the overall control of the team leader.

You will prepare practical equipment, apparatus and resources, monitoring standards and practices within the labs and provide technical and learning assistance in the classroom. Other responsibilities include ensuring equipment and materials are maintained in good order and in a safe condition and that adequate levels of materials and equipment are available for use by teachers and students, as well as keeping stores well organised and hazardous substances labelled and kept in a safe place and keep preparation rooms, fume cupboards and laboratories in a safe and tidy condition.

You will be able to work alone using your own initiative but also have the ability to be a team player and should be willing to be flexible with regard to your duties. You will also need to be able to work well under pressure, responding pro-actively to unexpected problems and situations, and have the ability to establish positive relationships with students. A Science qualification (or similar), basic knowledge of Health & Safety procedures, and/or previous experience of working in a school setting would be an advantage.

This position is term time only for 25 hours per week (8.30am-2.00pm Mondays to Fridays with a 30-minute unpaid break daily). The position is term time only and fixed-term to July 2019 in the first instance. Pay will be on LPS SS Grade 4, Points 8-10, starting on £17,173 (pro-rata as part-time and term-time).

Closing date – Wednesday 4th July

Interviews – Wednesday 11th July

If you decide to apply for this post please complete the application form, which can be downloaded from our website by clicking the button below and return to the school by the closing date.

If you require any further information about these roles please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Comfort, Executive Business Manager, 01323 514310

Please note that we do not accept CV’s

Ratton School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Jay Smith

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