Science Technician

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Science Technician (Maternity Cover)

* All abilities welcome, training will be provided, science background preferred

* Start: ASAP

* 37 hours a week over 5 days – 38 weeks a year

* Closing Date 09.00am Friday 5th November


Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is seeking an enthusiastic science technician to join our experienced team as a maternity cover, to provide high quality support for teaching and learning in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 in order to meet the needs of all teachers and students within the Science department at RWBA. You will be working in a busy, vibrant and supportive environment where your reliability and forward planning will be essential.


Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is part of the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust, based in Swindon. It is oversubscribed and incredibly proud 11-18 school with 1,781 students on roll including 365 students in our popular and successful Sixth Form.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is committed to developing ‘A growth mindset’ and we would welcome an application from fellow professionals who share that mind-set.


* The chance to work in an outstanding school, in December 2010 the school was awarded "Outstanding" in every area.

* A great placed accessible school, situated in a pleasant location

* To work with a dedicated team of professionals who are keen to learn and develop.

* Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop through mentorship and coaching.

* Onsite parking

* Pension Scheme

* Fantastic benefit scheme with discounts on food and clothes retailers, to holiday and cinema, online fitness and recipes from Hello Fresh.


* Using lesson plans and meetings to prepare exciting and stimulating chemistry, physics, biology and electronics sessions.

* Providing technical assistance to teachers and students within planned lessons as requested.

* Controlling stock; working with the Senior Science Technician when orders should be raised for supplies or services.

* Promoting awareness of health and safety in science lessons.

* Putting equipment /chemicals / computers into the laboratories prior to class and collecting after.

* General laboratory housekeeping, including hand washing glassware, returning stock to cupboards in the prep room and disposing of waste.

* Working with a wide range of class teachers to deliver excellent teaching and learning.

* Knowledge ICT.

The right candidate will have:

* An academic, technical or vocational qualification to GCSE ‘A’ level/NVQ Level 3 standard in subject area.

* Have an excellent use of IT packages to support learning in specialist area.

* Excellent personal skills

* Ability to establish good working relationships, work proactively within the team, liaise with suppliers, other school staff and pupils.

* Ability to remain calm under pressure.

* Good written & verbal communication

* Prior experience as a Lab Technician or similar

* A specialist qualification in science

* A commitment to the happiness well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

Grade is dependent on experience

Please note CV’s are not accepted only completed application forms and the closing date is Friday 5th November 2021

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Please note: Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section
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