Science Laboratory Technician (Physics)

Buchan and London Recruitment
27 Sep 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Science Laboratory Technician (Physics) Our client are seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic science laboratory technician for January 2017. Ideally, candidates should have a minimum of GCSE / O level in Physics and be familiar with the preparation of A level and GCSE practical activities and assessments. They should have good organisational skills and be familiar with the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and Health and Safety regulations. They should have experience of laboratory and technical work and also be computer literate. Main Duties • Preparation, and clearing away, of experiments and practical demonstrations • Supporting Physics teaching staff in curriculum delivery • Routine maintenance of scientific equipment and instrumentation • Local purchases, ordering, checking deliveries and invoices, etc. • Constructing and modifying apparatus • Photocopying, laminating, etc. • Assisting with support work in other parts of the Science Department The College Our client is a leading international A level and GCSE college, founded in Warlingham, Surrey in 1958 and which now occupies a pleasant park side location in South Croydon. Approximately 85% of students come from overseas countries including China, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The college has built up a strong reputation for excellence in teaching in all subjects with particular emphasis on science, mathematics and economics. In 2016 we achieved an A level pass rate of 99% (44% A/A). Many went on to a Russell Group university, including one to Oxbridge. In March 2011, the college was inspected by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) whose main findings reported the following areas as outstanding or excellent: • Students’ levels of performance and progress • Much of the college’s teaching • The college’s assessment system • Students’ personal development • The college’s governance and management • The ethos among staff and students • The commitment of the staff to the college’s vision The Science Department The Science Department is extremely strong. Physics is a popular and successful subject choice with well-equipped laboratories and a dedicated preparation room. Students are taught in groups with a maximum of nine students. There are currently two Biology, three Chemistry and four Physics tutors with each subject having a Head of Department. There are also two other science laboratory technicians. The students take the AQA examination for A Level Physics, Edexcel for Chemistry and OCR for Biology. They follow the Cambridge International Examination board for IGCSE and there is an internal foundation GCSE course. Terms and Conditions Hours of work: negotiable; 40-week year (term-time plus 4 weeks) Salary: negotiable, dependant on experience and qualifications. The College has a pension scheme. This job was originally posted as