Science Technical Support Assistant

Required from November 2018.
Hours are 37 per week, Monday–Friday, term time including 1 inset day.
Local Government Scale D, spinal point range 15 £17,972 p.a. (pro-rata approximately £15,234.00p.a.)
Closing date: 2 November 2018.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and efficient Science Technician, to join the Science Department at the school. The school’s group of dedicated technicians offer a varied and wide ranging service to teachers, enabling them to deliver exciting and challenging lessons to our students.

The role is a busy one with a high demand for the service, and the team of technicians and teachers work closely together. The main part of this role will be based in the preparation rooms but at times pupils require support in the classroom so the role also entails supporting children to access the Science curriculum.The successful applicant will need to demonstrate the ability to operate in a flexible manner, adapting to the ebbs and flows that the school year presents.

The person we are seeking will:

  • work as part of a team to prepare, set up and tidy away experiments, equipment and materials (including learning materials) required for demonstrations and class practical work and to keep the science laboratories, prep-rooms, etc. maintained to a safe and appropriately stocked standard;
  • help to improve standards of learning and achievement for all students by working with teachers and other support staff in laboratories/classrooms to support learning, particularly (but not exclusively) over practical work;
  • demonstrate the use of specific laboratory or other specialist science equipment to whole classes or small groups of students, in liaison with the Head of Department or classroom teacher;
  • where necessary and in line with appropriate Health and Safety and COSHH regulations undertake routine maintenance and safety checks on equipment and materials to ensure that specialist pieces of science equipment are in good working order. An ability to fault-find and repair electrical and other equipment would be an advantage, as would a sound knowledge to A2 level in Chemistry, Biology or Physics. 

Little Heath School is a highly successful comprehensive school (1610 on roll, including 320 in the Sixth Form) situated in a pleasant semi-rural setting to the west of Reading, with good access to road and rail links. As a school, we pride ourselves on our strong Professional Development programme, believing that support staff need to be able to develop their own practice collaboratively with others.

For an application form and information pack please contact Emma Tedstone at Little Heath School on 0118 9427337 or 

Please address supporting letter of application to the Headteacher.

Closing date for applications: 2nd November 2018.
Interviews will be held week commencing: 5th November 2018.

Little Heath School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Little Heath School Governing Body is an equal opportunities employer. Appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and the successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information can be found at








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