School-based Apprentice Science Technician – The Portsmouth Academy

Brief overview of the role

Provision of general, practical support in science laboratories and to provide back-up to science teaching staff. Responsible for setting up and monitoring systems in the management and control of practical resources, including budgets.

Vacancy description

What we can offer you:
•An opportunity to complete a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship
•Become professionally recognised as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
•A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other
•Engaged pupils who work in a calm and industrious manner
•Work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos
•Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust
•Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning – proven to enhance classroom practice
•Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
•Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
•Access to the New Horizons Teaching Alliance, offering a wide range of robust and innovatory development resources and expertise
•A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
•Free parking onsite

Your new role:
As Science Technician, your work will be directed by the Head of Science and you will be responsible for
•General, practical support in the academy science laboratories and to provide back-up to the science teaching staff.
•Setting up and monitoring systems used in the management and control of practical resources, including budgets.
•Maintenance and repair of practical equipment
•Keeping up to date with health and safety requirements and developments in Science.
•Assisting with managing the day to day running of the workshops and extra-curricular activities

Desired skills

•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Effective communicator both orally and in writing
•Effective ICT skills
•Excellent organisational and administrative skills

Personal qualities

•An aspiring teacher or someone committed to supporting students

•Understanding of the educational system and current developments

•Ability to motivate and to support learning

Desired qualifications

•‘C’ grades or above at GCSE level (or equivalent) in Science, English and Maths

•Experience of working with children and young people.

Future prospects

It is likely that successful apprentices will take up positions in education establishments such schools, colleges and universities as laboratory or science technicians working to support senior teachers and lecturers in setting up and running educational experiments and carrying out research. Others will be involved in maintaining experimental equipment to ensure that it is serviceable and fit for purpose

Things to consider

The Portsmouth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

37 mon - fri|
£15935 annually