Science Technician

The Science Department is seeking to appoint a technician to join our team of three technicians who support the delivery of effective teaching and learning in the Science department.

Required for September 2022

The role requires you to set up and maintain equipment for practical lessons, and to organise resources and materials for lessons across the age range including GCSE and A level classes. Your primary focus will be to support Physics or Chemistry but you may also be asked to assist with Biology.

You should have previous experience in a laboratory environment with the technical ability to be able to effectively support the Department’s needs. It is essential that you have an understanding of practical science with the knowledge and skills to prepare solutions, together with a basic understanding of health and safety in a laboratory environment. You should have high levels of computer literacy, good organisational skills and be equally happy working unsupervised as well as part of a team to a high standard.

The successful candidate will be expected to work Monday to Friday 30 hours a week during the school term (pro-rata).

St Edmund’s College is a vibrant and exciting environment in which to work.  Examination results are increasing rapidly, year on year, and the Science Department is a strong contributor to the academic success of the College.

Whilst not in a teaching role, as a Science Technician, you will be working on a regular basis in a school in a role which gives opportunity for contact with children.  As such, you will be in regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check (which includes children’s barred list information) will be required in advance of appointment.

If you would like to apply for the position please download an application pack. Return your completed application to the HR Department by the closing date.

Telephone: 01920 824335


Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 20th June 2022, for interviews to take place shortly after the closing date.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo relevant Safeguarding Checks. We may seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Working Hours

Monday to Friday, 30 hours a week during the school term (pro-rata).



Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to:
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335