Senior Science Technician – Greig City Academy, Haringey

Date posted: 2nd Feb 2024 Closing date: 19th Feb 2024 Borough: Haringey Position: Senior Science Technician
Salary: Point 14 to Point 18 of the NJC pay scale for Outer London, £30,662 to £32,624 per annum School: Greig City Academy

Greig City Academy LogoGreig City Academy

High Street, Hornsey, London, N8 7NU

Website     020 8609 0100

Senior Science Technician

Required as soon as possible

Salary: Point 14 to Point 18 of the NJC pay scale for Outer London, £30,662 to £32,624 per annum

35 hours per week on a 52 week contract

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Science Technician to join our successful Science Faculty.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Science Technician to join our Science Faculty. The role will involve the preparation and maintenance of stock and apparatus for lessons and experiments, the provision of technical help and support to teachers and students, as well as the line management of a science technician. You will also be responsible for stock control and replenishment of materials, equipment, apparatus, software and chemicals, and for generally ensuring that teachers and students have everything they require so that students are equipped to make rapid and sustained progress in their learning. In addition, you will have responsibility for the supervision, secure safekeeping and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment, adhering to health and safety standards. This position would involve working across KS3, KS4 and KS5 including GCSE, A level and BTEC A level classes, covering all science disciplines.

The Science Faculty at GCA

This is a great time to be joining the GCA Science Faculty. Science is a highly regarded subject within the school: science results have significantly improved and there is a real buzz of enthusiasm throughout the faculty. The Science Faculty is a highly motivated team striving for excellence, with high expectations of both pupils and staff. Students are encouraged to think for themselves giving them the opportunity to make sense of the work around them.

GCA is a successful STEM school and the Science Faculty drive forward innovative teaching practices, placing high value on practical work. A range of well attended extra-curricular activities for students at lunchtime and after school – for example our KS3 science club and KS4 raising achievement sessions  – are offered.

The Science Faculty comprises Biology, Chemistry and Physics; it has a suite of ten modern, large and well-equipped purpose-built laboratories housing a team of thirteen Science teachers and two technicians.

Working at GCA

The successful candidate will be joining a tight-knit community; the turnover at GCA is consistently low and the well-being of our staff is important to us. We aim to support staff to achieve a sensible work-life balance.

Staff at the Academy collaborate and support each other by sharing good practice and taking a team approach with a focus on collective responsibility. Paul Sutton, our Principal, encourages teachers to have an impact beyond their subject and he is always available and happy to discuss ideas with you as to how this can be achieved. We have an impressive range of extra-curricular activities, and all our staff are involved in running at least one.

Why not pay us a visit and find out more? Contact Vix Oxley by email at voxley@greigcityacademy.co.uk or by calling 020 8609 0100, and we will try to find a time that works best for you.

We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities; we welcome all applicants and value the diversity they bring. 

Greig City Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we have safer recruitment procedures in place for the selection of staff. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. 

NOTE: It is an offence to apply for a role if the person is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. (Legislation.gov.uk – section 7(1)(a) of the SVGA 2006)

In line with KCSIE updates, as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates, references will be requested before interview and an online search will be conducted.

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To Apply: please visit the vacancies page on the academy’s website here

The closing date for receiving completed application forms is 5pm on Monday 19th February 2024.

We reserve the right to close or extend the deadline for this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application at their earliest opportunity.