Science Technician for Deer Park School

Science Technician – 20 to 35 hours per week (negotiable), term time only (39 weeks). Weekly working hours and pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate. Grade C – Step 1 FTE £18,933, Actual Annual Salary in the range of £8,753.40 (for 20 hours) to £15,318.84 (for 35 hours).

Whilst the closing date is during the school holidays please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date and close the vacancy early.

Deer Park School is a brand new seven-form entry secondary school opening in September 2021 initially with four forms of Year 7 and growing to full capacity of seven forms of entry over the next seven years.

The successful candidate will work directly under and report to the Head of Science at Deer Park School. For the right candidate this is a unique chance to work as part of the founding team in the heart of a new community.

The successful candidate will support teaching and learning within the department by organising practical learning opportunities and will have responsibility for the preparation and setting up of apparatus for science experiments and demonstration, as directed by the Head of Science. With a genuine interest in science, the successful candidate will become a pivotal part of a team of teachers and support staff that strives for the highest levels of student achievement within the subject. Good subject knowledge and ICT skills are essential.

You will be capable of working independently and as a member of a team and will need to have a very flexible approach dealing with a wide range of tasks assisting in other areas of the school as required. Patience, tact and diplomacy are essential attributes for this post as well as being efficiently organised with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre at Wildern School
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Further information about Deer Park School can also be found here.

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday Wednesday 25th August 2021.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Draft Job Desc - DPS Science Technician
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