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SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

Location Antrim, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.03 per hour
Published 26 days ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Louise McCollum
Job Ref BM2531LMC_1573573465

Job Description

Science Technician required for ongoing contract £10.03ph - Mon-Frid 8.45am-4.30pm


To provide technical support and assistance to teaching staff;

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Shared supervision of appropriate staff including the management and allocation of duties.
-Identification and provision of on the job training to appropriate staff.

PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF FACILITIES AND PRACTICAL RESOURCES
-Assist teaching staff in the development and manufacture of teaching aids and models.
-Preparation of resources for all classes including the setting up, testing, demonstration and dismantling of suitable resources as per agreed schemes of work.
-Collect, clean and store all equipment and materials securely in designated storage areas. Ensure items are maintained in a state of 'ready for use'.
-Dispose of used materials in a safe and approved manner.
-Ensure that mandatory and/or statutory checks of materials and equipment are carried out by qualified personnel.
-Inform designated line manager of materials and equipment found to be in an unsatisfactory/unsafe condition and arrange for repair and disposal of such items.
-Ensure no unauthorised person has unsupervised access to equipment and materials when not in use.
-Advise on health and safety issues in relation to the use of equipment.

ADMINISTRATION
-Development, maintenance and operation of manual and/or computerised systems in relation to administrative tasks associated with the area of work.
-Maintenance of an inventory/records of departmental resources.
-Assistance in the ordering/purchasing, receiving, checking, storing and distribution of resources.

GENERAL
-Support all staff in ensuring the general safety of pupils.
-Assist with evacuation in emergencies.
-Undertake photocopying as required.
-Technical staff may be required to undertake any of the following duties:
-Handling cash in relation to the purchase of practical materials.
-Assisting with hospitality at meetings and school functions.
-Carry out minor maintenance repairs throughout the school within the competence of the employee.


ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

(i) Hold a minimum of five GCSE passes grades A* - C (one of which must be English, one of which must be Mathematics and one of which must be a Science subject) or relevant equivalent or higher examinations qualifications.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA (will be assessed from the application form)
(i) Have experience of at least 3 months of working as a Science Technician in a Educational setting
(ii) Hold a minimum of one 'A' level in a Science subject grade A*- E or relevant
equivalent or higher examinations qualifications.

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