Bolder Academy, London – Laboratory Technician (Level 3)

Vacancy description

Are you seeking an opportunity to work in a new academy? If so, Bolder Academy is looking for a well organised and proactive Science Technician.


Bolder Academy is a new, mixed, non-denominational academy which opened in September 2018. We have opened in temporary accommodation and then will move to a multimillion pound building in 2020.


We are looking for somebody to provide specialist technical assistance and information as required in the preparation of resources for practical lessons to support the delivery of the Science curriculum and to support the overall work of the Science Department.


The successful applicant will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise work, a positive attitude and professional approach to staff and students. They will be able to use their initiative and be a quick learner.


The Academy has been set up by primary and secondary Headteachers from the London Borough of Hounslow to meet the demand for extra school places. We are already part of the community.


Extraordinary partnerships have been formed with key local businesses such as Sky resulting in a ‘bold’ education: a traditional, highly academic curriculum combined with brilliant extra-curricular opportunities.


There is an excellent pension provided for staff (LGPS for non-teaching staff) and an Employee Assistance Programme  provided for all staff with the Education Support Partnership.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


Good oral, written and communication and numeracy skills

Good IT skills

Ability to work on own initiative and to be proactive

Ability to prioritise and organise own time

Excellent organisational skills

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Good knowledge of Health and Safety requirements

Ability to carry out risk assessments in relation to laboratory work

Ability to prepare equipment and materials for lessons as requested by the teaching staff

Ability to design, develop and maintain specialist resources

Ability to be able to prioritise, plan and organise workload

Detailed knowledge of COSHH and ESCC regulations in relation to the safe handling and storage of chemicals


Personal qualities

Commitment to promoting the ethos and values of the school and achieving the best outcomes for all pupils

Enthusiastic and committed

Commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships

Positive attitude and professional approach to staff and students

Self starter, able to use initiative and have a can do attitude

Desired qualifications

GCSEs (A-C) or equivalent qualifications in English, Maths and at least one Science subject, or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths

Future prospects

As a new and growing school, we are looking for someone who has a can do attitude to join our team and who is able to grow with us. This is a perfect opportunity for the right candidate to learn on the job with a view of becoming a senior technician in a few years.

Things to consider

Can you get to work in time for an 8:30am start?

Will you be able to support yourself for the duration of the apprenticeship on the money offered?

West London|
36 per week|