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Wage: £3.90 per hour

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Coventry

Expected duration: 24 months

Closing date: 29th June

Brief overview of the role

The successful candidate will support the school’s science team, helping set up experiments, maintaining the laboratories and ensuring the smooth running of the department.

Vacancy description

Duties and responsibilities:

1          Preparation and setting up of class experiments, demonstrations and equipment including new technology applications.  Ensuring, by liaison with appropriate members of teaching staff, that adequate resources and support are available for demonstrations, experiments and pupil assessments.

2          Clearing and putting away experiment and demonstration equipment.

3          Preparation of specimens, reagents and solutions for use during classes and maintenance of teaching aids and equipment records.

4          General maintenance of laboratories and ancillary rooms in a clean and tidy condition, including the responsibility for ensuring that laboratories are left in a suitable state to facilitate general cleaning by cleaners (alerting key stage leaders and Head of Science of any problems with these rooms).

5          Assist in the classroom with pupils and demonstrations and assist with development work as required.  Ensure that teaching staff are provided with the appropriate support and are familiar with the operating procedures and materials/equipment in use.

6          Undertake minor repairs and maintenance of equipment as necessary.

7          Processing orders for supplies, maintenance of stock records and general administrative/ clerical tasks, e.g. filing, general office administration, issuing/maintenance of books.

8          Where appropriate shopping for the purchase of necessary items for experiments (eg foodstuffs).

9          Assist with safe handling, storage and transportation of chemicals in accordance with Health and Safety procedures guidelines.

10        Take part in training as required including Health and Safety issues.

11        Assist in the development and use of IT related issues, both hardware and software within the department.

12        Undertake work in accordance with any rules and regulations relating to safeguarding nd   promoting the welfare of children


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Work effectively as part of a diverse team
  • Exercise a high sense of security with regard to equipment and buildings.
  • Ability to follow technical written instructions.
  • Ability to Liaise/communicate effectively with pupils, users, parents, staff and other visitors in a friendly and professional manner

Personal qualities

  • Motivation to work with children and young people
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
  • Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE C or above in English, maths, science

Future prospects

The knowledge, skills and behaviours developed on the apprenticeship give apprentices the opportunity to progress into a full time role as a Science Technician. The Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship is a widely recognised qualification that gives apprentices the potential to consider a variety of laboratory-based fields.

About the employer

Lyng Hall students enjoy their learning and are happy at school. We are proud to be a relatively small local school that achieves good outcomes for our children, delivering excellent learning opportunities and good results.  We are recognised nationally for the quality of our support for children and their families, and, for ensuring the well being of the children.