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Science Technician

  • Employer: Garth Hill College
  • Salary: BGJ 4 – 6, £12.33 - £12.74 PER HOUR £17,214 - £17,777 PA INCLUDING LONDON WEIGHTING.
  • Location: Garth Hill College, Bull Lane, Bracknell
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
  • Hours: 32 hours per week. TERM TIME ONLY.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 11/12/2023 at 09:00
  • Reference: Sec/23/261781
We are seeking to appoint a reliable, efficient and effective individual to the position of Science Technician. This is an exciting opportunity to join our committed team of Science Technicians providing valuable support to the teaching staff. You will be an integral part of the Science Department, working across all three disciplines of Science, but predominately in Chemistry.
Responsibilities will include co-ordinating and providing practical resources and facilities to science laboratories ensuring timetabled deadlines are met; Providing assistance and advice in the practical aspects of the science curriculum, by liaising with teachers and other support staff; Ensuring the health, welfare and safety of staff and pupils in accordance with health and safety legislation as far as is possible.  
Prospective candidates are advised to study the person specification and job description for this post carefully
We offer a positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere, a strong team ethos, a strong staff association and the very best programme of professional development together with opportunities for career development.
Garth Hill College is a happy and vibrant place of learning.  We are proud to be a genuinely comprehensive school and offer a wide and diverse range of excellent opportunities, inside and outside the classroom, that we believe enable our young people to develop exceptionally well both academically and personally.
Garth Hill College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.’
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk.  You will need to tell us about any spent convictions or cautions, which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.
For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Ms S Barnes at the College on 01344 421122 or 
Only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered. 
Please Note: Applications may be dealt with on receipt which may cause this position to close earlier than stated.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

How to Apply  - Only applications received on Bracknell Forest application forms will be considered.

Safeguarding Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  If you are successful in being shortlisted for this position, you will be required to complete a self-declaration formTo find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit

The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB) oversees the safety and well-being of children in Bracknell Forest -

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

Disability - We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Pre–employment medical check - As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire form.

References - On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one must be from your current employer, completed by a suitable person with appropriate authority. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Employment - Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.