Science Technician

Location Harrow
Discipline: External
Salary: Grade 5, £24,074 - £26,472 per annum Actual Salary £10,131 - £11,140 (0.42084 FTE)
Contact name: Simon Arnell

Contact email:
Job ref: 002562
Published: about 2 months ago
Duration: Permanent/Part Time/3 days per week/Term Time Only
Expiry date: 12 Jul 2022 23:59
Start date: 1st September 2022

About us and the role

Avanti House exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place. The ‘Avanti Way’ is a transformative approach to education based upon the three pillars of educational excellence, character formation and spiritual insight.

We are looking to appoint a hard-working, well organised and dedicated Science Technician to join our current team in facilitating the delivery of all aspects of the science curriculum.  You will be working as part of an established team who are passionate about providing the very best experience for our students.

Avanti House Secondary School is one of the top performing schools in the country based on GCSE outcomes and are looking for the applicant to contribute to the further success of our department. In 2021 93%, 94% and 93% of students achieved grades 9-7 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics respectively. In Combined Science 90% of students achieved grades 9-4.

Avanti House is a secondary school 11-19 school that opened in 2012. Currently there are 1202 students with a Sixth Form of 302. Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, all staff members at Avanti House School will not be required to present themselves from any specific faith background and there will be no preference given in this regard.

This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

Why should you apply

You will be working in a fantastic environment.

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

What will you do?

  • Prepare materials and equipment for science lessons.

  • Maintain science laboratories and preparation rooms and their equipment, and services in good order.

  • General duties in support of the teachers in the Science Department.

  • Dispose of waste materials.

  • Collect apparatus and chemicals from storage.

  • Prepare necessary solutions.

  • Maintain laboratory clean and tidy in conjunction with the teacher in charge of the room.

  • Clean the sinks, chemicals on bench tops, spillages of chemicals on floor.

  • Store materials tidily.

  • Take stock of chemicals, consumables, stationery, books and breakable items.

  • Advise Head of Science on stock replacement needs.

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • Educated to GCSE – including in English, mathematics and science.

  • Level 3 or higher qualification in science and/or laboratory technical work. (Desirable)

  • Up to date training in health and safety and an excellent track record in the field of health and safety – in particular relating to laboratory work (desirable)

  • An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • An ability to work creatively as an individual and as part of a team.

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks. Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics. Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Job Description

The Avanti Way