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Portchester Community School

Science Technician

Closing date: 18/10/2021 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Actual Salary: £16,610 to £17,494 p.a. Full Time Equivalent: £18,933 to £19,941 p.a.

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week. Monday to Friday

Location of Role: Portchester Community School

Contact e-mail address: recruitment@portchester.hants.sch.uk

Job/Person Summary

Portchester Community School is looking for a positive and self-motivated individual to join our Science team.

This role will include the preparation, organisation and collection of resources for lessons as well as maintaining the practical equipment. An integral role in the department, a technician is also expected to keep up to date with all the relevant health and safety requirements. All of these responsibilities are crucial to ensure the continued success of the Science department.

The postholder will also be responsible for fulfilling the safeguarding requirements of the role and adhering to the school’s safeguarding policy.

Role specific training will be given and prior experience is not essential but a willingness to want to learn is vital.

GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics is essential as is proven ability in the sciences.  Relevant technician experience, preferably in a school environment would be an advantage.

If you have a passion for science, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and would like to be part of a dynamic and supportive department, we would like to hear from you.

We are a growing 11 – 16 comprehensive school, the first in the UK to achieve the Unicef Rights Respecting School Level 2 status and the base for one of the largest resourced provision for Physically Disabled students in Hampshire.  Graded ‘good’ across all standards by Ofsted, we pride ourselves in being highly inclusive and student focused.  We are very proud of our pupils and their achievements. 

The school also continues to pride itself on its caring ethos and has recently been awarded the National Gold Standard for its Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural work. Our community engagement work has been a powerful vehicle at the school for promoting positive relationships and cultural awareness. Many students have had exceptional opportunities to travel and engage in new and exciting experiences both in the UK and abroad.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged.  If you would like to have an informal discussion or have any questions about the school or the role, please email our Deputy Headteacher, Mr Cousins:  n.cousins@portchester.hants.sch.uk or Miss O’Neill, Subject Leader for Science: l.oneill@portchester.hants.sch.uk

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. We are a disability confident employer.

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people.  Applicants shortlisted for interview are therefore required to declare whether they have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are ‘spent’.  The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure.  This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website: 


Application Procedure

An Application Pack can be downloaded from our website at www.portchester.hants.sch.uk under the ‘About Us’ menu, or email: recruitment@portchester.hants.sch.uk

Please email your completed application to recruitment@portchester.hants.sch.uk or send to Portchester Community School, White Hart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9BD, marked for the attention of Mrs Y Boxall, Personnel Services Leader.  Please return the equalities monitoring form in line with the details shown on the form.

Safer Recruitment

Portchester Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect 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.

About us

Address: White Hart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9BD

Telephone: 023 9236 4399

Website: www.portchester.hants.sch.uk

Application form