Science Technician

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham School
Salary:£20,215 - £20,553 per annum (pro rata if part time) - with a pay award pending
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 8am

Start date


Contract term


Working hours

Full time (37 hours per week), with an option to work part time if preferred

Weeks per year

Term-time only (including INSET days)



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 5-6

£23,500 - £23,893 FTE

£20,215 - £20,553 based on 37 hours per week, term-time only

With a pay award pending


Twynham School

Reports to

Head of Science



About the Post

We are looking for someone to provide specialist technical support to our science teaching staff. You’ll use your specialist technical knowledge to help ensure that our students experience excellent Science lessons which are well prepared, fully resourced and safe.


Twynham School is a very special place with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. We are a heavily over-subscribed school where achievement is exceptionally high, students are well-behaved and eager to learn and relationships are very special. There is an energy about Twynham School; we are entering an exciting decade for the school; our Trust and our community and successful applicants can be confident that they will be working in a truly great environment.


This is a truly exceptional opportunity for a talented colleague.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will:

  • contribute to lessons by demonstrating, supervising and advising students
  • prepare and assemble science teaching resources, apparatus and equipment – designing developing and maintaining these as required
  • prepare and maintain classrooms, laboratories and workshops and undertake reasonable repairs
  • ensure that health and safety is a top priority
  • passionately believe in the power of education to change lives
  • promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies



What we can offer you

  • the opportunity to work in a forward-thinking and exciting organisation with wonderful young people and exceptional colleagues
  • high quality continued professional development and opportunities to progress
  • automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • free on-site parking


Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you:


  • are a technician with higher level of qualifications/experience/expertise who can undertake more advanced work
  • possess excellent communication skills
  • want the challenge of working in an educational environment
  • work with energy and enthusiasm
  • embrace our highly supportive and professional culture


You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture


Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown on 01202 495716 or at


How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to: 


Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:


The closing date is Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 8am. We reserve the right to interview exceptional applicants before the deadline and we encourage interested colleagues to apply early.


Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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