Senior Science Technician vacancy at The Oldham Academy

Salary: £18,302.00 - £21,443.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Regional Recruitment
Location: Oldham
Closing Date: 28/02/2022 09:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 07/03/2022
Start Date: 11/04/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 37.00
Contracted Weeks: 39.00
Department: Science
Pay Grade: SCP9-17
Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Advert

We have a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Senior Science Technician to join our supportive and hardworking Team at The Oldham Academy North.  The purpose of this role is to work with teaching and other school support staff to undertake a range of tasks and duties, facilitating and actively contributing to high quality teaching and learning for students with respect to science. To provide a safe working environment for students and other colleagues & to line manage the science technicians as required.

  • To undertake a range of line management duties for Technicians, including allocation of work, ensure work is completed to deadlines and required quality standards, assist with recruitment, monitor performance management and undertake development reviews
  • Work with the teaching staff to prepare for lessons, including contributing ideas to relate activities to the National Curriculum, e.g. development of apparatus, equipment or teaching 
  • Provide guidance and support for the practical needs of the curriculum, including networking with other technicians within and outside the school and appropriate professional bodies.

Salary: £18,302 - £21,443 - FTE: £20,903 - £21,443

37 hours per week - 39 weeks per year

What the trust offers in return:

  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme

We know just how important it is to think big and to help break those glass ceilings faced by young people today. Together we can encourage our pupils to step out from their comfort zones, build self-esteem and broaden their horizons.

The Oldham Academy North is an ambitious, inclusive 11-16 academy in Oldham. We set high expectations for our students in all areas and encourage them to become ambassadors of their community. 

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 18,000 pupils and over 2,400 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Safeguarding Information

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

​​​​​​​E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
5 GCSEs including Maths and English (grade 4-9) or equivalent
Health and Safety Qualification (e.g. NEBOSH, COSHH, etc) or willing to work towards


Relevant Skills
Ability to demonstrate, role model and inspire a passion for Science
Effective behaviour management skills
Good IT skills including the use of all Microsoft programmes and office 365
Good knowledge of up to date techniques, materials and equipment relevant to provision of the National Curriculum
Experience of working within a Science department
Experience of managing stock control and record keeping
Knowledge of COSHH regulations