Additional Resources Ltd.

Science Technician (Biology)

Science Technician (Biology) - Croydon

Competitive DOE

The Role

To provide an efficient and effective Technician support service for the Science department to support delivery of effective teaching and learning, primarily in Biology but also to the Science department as a whole.

To work primarily on own initiative, but also as part of a team to ensure technical support services are delivered to a high standard.

Main Duties and responsibilities -

* Preparing experiments, setting up apparatus and equipment for demonstrations and practical lessons as requested by teaching staff

* Preparing solutions

* Collecting and returning apparatus and chemicals from storage

* Checking individual components in and out for class use

* Carrying out risk assessments for technical activities

* Disposing of waste materials

* Arranging for apparatus including worksheets, books and audio visual aids to be available in rooms for lessons

* Provide technical support and organisation for examinations and coursework; including termly external examinations, internal School examinations, and GCSE and A-Level examinations

* Liaising with staff over use of equipment and stock

* Advising staff of any issues, including safety aspects

* Repairing damages or arranging for this to be done

* Constructing apparatus and equipment when required

Maintaining science laboratories and preparation rooms and their equipment and services in good order

* Routine maintenance of biology and science laboratories and preparation rooms, their equipment and services

* Maintaining laboratories ensuring they are clean and tidy

* Cleaning sinks, chemicals on bench tops, spillages of chemicals on floor

* Storing materials efficiently

* Carrying out safety checks on equipment e.g.

Bunsen tubing etc

* Caring for plants and/or animals as required

Maintaining the stocks of biology materials

* Taking stock of chemicals, consumable, stationary, books and breakable items

* Advise Head of Biology on stock replacement needs

* Ordering stock and checking deliveries

* Purchasing various materials locally

General responsibilities

* Ensures the safety and well-being of children and young people at the School by adhering to and complying with the School's Safeguarding (including Child Protection) Policy and Procedures at all times.

* Displays correct staff identification at all times whilst on site.

* Attends training and staff INSET sessions organised by the School to provide a consistent approach across the entire School staff population.

* Adheres at all times to Health & Safety legislation, and all departmental policies and procedures, to ensure own safety and that of colleagues, pupils and visitors.

* Carries out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Headmaster or members of the Senior Management Team.

* GCSE in Maths and English at Level 4 or above, or equivalen

* Science GCSEs/A levels including Biology at A Level or equivalent

* A commitment to continuing professional development

* Good working knowledge of Health & Safety and CLEAPPS regulations in a practical education environment

* Good knowledge of Biology

* Practical skills to undertake basic repair and maintenance of science equipment

* Methodical with high attention to detail

* Good organisation skills and able to work effectively at times when under pressure

Working Time: up to37.5 hrs pw for 37 weeks per year (term time plus 1 week) normally worked 8.30 am-4.00 pm

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