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science technician

Science Technician

37 hours per week, 8.00am-4.00pm (with an earlier finish of 3.30pm one day a week) 39 Weeks per year SS 3– 6 £19,535 - £20,528 (Pro Rated) £22,737- £23,893 (FTE) Successful candidates for posts with the school, will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Closing date: midday, Monday 17th June 2024


The Duston School is looking for an enthusiastic person to join the Science Technician Team. You will be supporting the science faculty in delivering the science curriculum, and will need excellent organisation and communication skills along with the ability to work to deadlines. You will need the ability to transport bulky equipment around the school. A Scientific background and/or laboratory experience is desirable but not essential. Please contact the school for further details


The school offers competitive working conditions and packages, including:

• Future progression resides at the heart of the school’s ethos

• Personalised and bespoke CPD is offered to all staff

• Opportunities to attend external CPD courses and visiting other schools are positively encouraged

• An enhanced induction programme to support all new staff to the school, with a bespoke package of support for ECT’s.

• Westfield Health - Private Health Plan for permanent, salaried employees

• On-site car parking

• A laptop

• A detailed Workload Charters, which sets out the school’s commitment to support all staff with their workload

• No emails are sent at weekends nor holidays, we respect as a school the need to rest

• Co-planning is a guiding principle upon which our curriculum is built, with the use of workbooks and knowledge organisers across the school

• On-site restaurant for staff to use on a daily basis

• The lion share of directed meeting time is handed to staff to work on the curriculum

• Two faculty away days

• 4 traded days (which includes one day off to thank staff for the extra miles that they go)

• A priority place for staff children at the school

• Face-to-face meetings for all staff with the Principal to discuss your wellbeing, professional development and career aspirations

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teaching staff

• Membership of the LGPS Pension Scheme for nonteaching staff For support staff

• Generous Holiday entitlement, including bank holidays (or pro-rata of) which increases with service Candidates are welcome to visit the school prior to application



Please complete an application form (we do not accept a CV alone) along with a letter of application to the Principal. Please email the application form and letter to: If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. The Duston School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks. In addition references will be requested for short listed applicants prior to interview and will form part of the interview process. Online searches will be carried out for all shortlisted candidates