Vacancy: Senior Science Technician - UTC Leeds

Senior Science Technician

  • Salary: SCP 21 - 25 (£30,825 - £33,945 per annum FTE)
  • Working Hours: 37 hours per week. Term time only

Duties:

To work under the direction of the Head of Science and coordinate the use of practical resources and
facilities. To provide assistance and advice in the practical needs of the curriculum across the Science
Department. To give technical advice and health and safety advice, to teachers and students.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To work as part of a team with all colleagues in the Science Department and wider school
• To assist the department with practical classes and demonstrations, preparing resources and assembling apparatus/equipment.
• To ensure the availability of suitable materials and equipment and suggesting alternatives for suitability and economy.
• To take a lead in carrying out the stock control, ordering of provisions and stock checking and liaising with suppliers and the Finance team, in line with budget management.
• Ensure health and safety practices are adhered to and followed at all times with regards to the contents of the preparation room.
• To clean sinks, benches and equipment and wash and dry glassware, returning apparatus etc. to storage as soon as is practicable.
• To manage and update the departmental display boards.
• To assist with the use of computing resources and to set-up audio visual equipment as requested.
• To undertake administrative duties including ordering & monitoring stock supplies and keeping accurate records in-line with health and safety guidelines
• To keep up-to-date with current procedures and practices through continuing professional development.
• Participate in the Academy’s performance management scheme and to participate in training and learning activities as required.
• Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Administer first aid to students following academy protocol and first aid guidance.
• Attend staff meetings, training days and management meetings by agreement with the Line Manager.
• To carry out any other such duties commensurate with the post.

 

Health and Safety
• Ensure the safe treatment and disposal of used materials, including hazardous substances and responding to actual or potential hazards.
• Ensure the healthy, safe storage and accessibility of equipment and materials.
• Carry out routine and non-routine safety checks, cleaning, maintenance, testing and repairing of equipment to the required standard.

The suitable candidate will have the ability to plan and manage their own time effectively.

Any Special Conditions of Service:
There is a requirement to submit to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Term time
working. There may be a need to work outside of school hours and off school premises, as required by the
Academy. No smoking policy.

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