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Permanent science technician opportunity - Horizon Community College - Barnsley

Horizon Community College
Dodworth Road
South Yorkshire
S70 6PD

‘Horizon Community College is a good school. Attainment has improved rapidly in all year groups since the college opened.’ (Ofsted July 2014)

Science Technician
Grade 2 (£15,375 to £17,772)
Actual salary pro-rata for term time only (£12,838 to £13,770)
Permanent, term time only, 37 hours per week
To start: 20th November 2017

Horizon Community College, Barnsley opened in September 2012. With nearly £50 million worth of investment, facilities in this new Community College are among the very best in the country.

We would like to present you with a truly unique opportunity to play a key role in shaping the provision of secondary education and lifelong learning opportunities within our already astounding Science department.

The governors wish to appoint a Science Technician to support our science team and facilitate the smooth and effective delivery of the science curriculum. We see this appointment as a wonderful opportunity to join a committed team of colleagues. You will be part of a team of Science Technicians who support a team of 15 members of teaching staff. All staff teach across the age and ability range, and have access to exceptional laboratories, a wealth or resources to support teaching and learning and outstanding ICT facilities.

The successful applicant will have
• A good standard of education in English and Maths
• An understanding of Health and Safety procedures especially how they relate to a laboratory
• Knowledge of COSHH and safe handling of chemicals and storage.
• The ability to relate well to students and staff colleagues, effectively communicating technical and non-technical information.

Experience of working in a science/ school laboratory is preferable but not essential.
If you have the passion to positively contribute to our ethos and have the drive to make a difference for our students and parents, then we would like to hear from you.

For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Aj Blyth at Hays Education on or 0114 217 1556. We welcome visits from potential candidates - please contact Aj Blyth to arrange this.

The closing date for this post is Friday 20th October 2017 at 12 noon.
Interviews will take place on the week commencing Monday 23rd October.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal records bureau check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

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  • South Yorkshire
  • Competitive
  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Immediate start
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