Closing Date: 19 Apr 2023 (Vacancy Closed)

Salary: NJC SCP 3- 4 £20,812 - £21,189 FTE


Permanent position required as soon as possible

NJC SCP 3- 4 £20,812 – £21,189 FTE
37 hours per week, term time only + 13 additional days

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our Science Technician Support Team. The successful candidate will have a passion for science and possess recent and relevant experience of working within a science-based environment. Experience working in a secondary school environment is highly desirable.

The core elements of the role are – preparing chemicals, materials, apparatus and equipment for use in lessons, supporting pupils and teachers in practical lessons, maintenance of the school science labs and equipment. Work in conjunction with teaching staff to develop new projects and to provide advice and guidance where needed.

To be considered for this position of Science Technician, you must have the ability to work collaboratively with teachers, non-teaching staff and pupils; enjoy working with young people in a busy school setting and have excellent practical skills. You will need to be highly organised and self-motivated, a strong communicator with solid interpersonal skills, proficient in the use of IT packages and have knowledge of Health and Safety procedures within a lab environment.

If you have high expectations of yourself, enthusiasm and a shared commitment to continual improvement we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Experience of working in a Secondary school science department.
  • Good understanding of CLEAPPS, HAZCARDS and practical experiment requirements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • A positive attitude, flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to engage and deliver lesson resources under the guidance of the teacher
  • High expectations of yourself and others.

If this is you, we would really welcome your application.


Applications must be received by: Wednesday 19th April 2023 at 12pm.

Short Listing will take place on: Thursday 20th April 2023.

Interviews will take place on: Thursday 27th April 2023.


Letters of application should be returned, along with a Northern Lights Learning Trust application form, to or by post to Tracy Gray at Venerable Bede CE Academy Tunstall Bank, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 0SX

Applications will only be considered on receipt of an application form, CV’s and other forms of application will not be accepted. For further information, please contact the school on 0191 5239745.

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