Advertisement – Science Technician 2 (Biology)

We are currently seeking a Science Technician - Biology who will provide technical support and assistance to teaching staff in the implementation of the school’s/department's educational programme.

Science Technician 2 – Biology

Term-time | Permanent | Commencing April/May 2024

The individual appointed to this post must demonstrate by means of their application form, how they meet the following criteria. These criteria may be further enhanced for shortlisting purposes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum GCSE A*-C in Mathematics and English Language or level 2 equivalent.
  • GCSE Grade A*-C in GCSE Science or other level 2 equivalent.
  • Good ICT skills, organisational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Sound ability in ICT including confident use of Word and Excel.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Hold a minimum of ‘A’ level Biology A*-E.
  • Hold a third level qualification in a Science subject.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and email.
  • A minimum of 3 months’ experience working as a Science Technician in a school.
  • A good record of attendance in any previous employment.
  • Experience of working unsupervised on own initiative.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of Technician 2.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and requirements in a school environment.
  • Knowledge of general administrative processes and records.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team and contribute to areas beyond the work of the Science department.
  • Good record of punctuality and attendance.
  • References reflecting good communication and social skills.
  • Able to work with children and adults in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
  • Flexibility, confidentiality, approachability.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (times may be negotiated).
Salary: Technician 2 | NJC pts 5 – 6 | £23,500 – £23,893 per annum pro rata.
Closing Date: Thursday 11th April at 12.00 noon.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Access NI check. The successful applicant will not be able to commence employment until this check has been successfully completed.

We reserve the right to enhance the aforementioned criteria in the event of an unprecedented response in order to facilitate shortlisting.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Form Word – Science Technician 2 (Biology) – March 2024

Application Form PDF – Science Technician 2 (Biology) – March 2024

Supplementary Information – Science Technician 2 (Biology) – March 2024