Employment Type: Temporary
Working Hours: to be discussed at interview
Commencement: February 2020
Salary: circa £20,000 per annum
Pension Scheme: Support Staff
Holiday: 38 days inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata to reflect part time working). As this role is term time holiday is paid within annual salary and is to be taken during Canford School holidays only
Fringe Benefits: Free meal during term time, discounted membership of School Sports Centre, discounted rate to Layard Theatre productions
Probationary Period: 6 months
Selection Process: Interview
Closing Date: 18 November 2019
The Biology Department is situated in a central location within the school and boasts a state of the art Seminar Room and Technician Prep room, as well as a further five laboratories. Biology is a popular subject at the school and enjoys excellent academic results. Supporting 5 full-time and 2 part-time teachers, the Technician role is vitally important to the successful and smooth running of the Biology department.
The Laboratory Technician is required to trial, prepare and set up materials and equipment for all practical work including all the key required practicals for GCSE and A Level plus a 13+ scholarship exam. We have more than 100 pupils currrently doing Biology A level as well as more than 100 in each year group at GCSE.
Liaise with other departments as required - particularly bursary, chemistry and housekeeping (for laundry) and with the school shop regarding stationary supplies.
The nature of a biology department means that some working hours during the holidays is to be anticipated and is agreed, in advance, with the Head of Department. This is generally agreed to be of the order of 2 ½ hours per week (although not every week needs to be worked).
Knowledge / Experience
Canford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All successful job applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening