About the role

We are seeking to appoint a proactive and enthusiastic technician who will provide effective support for the teaching staff in Science (Chemistry in particular) and adopt a flexible style in order to tackle a range of routine duties in Technology and Art Departments.

Health and safety is paramount, and the successful candidate will ensure H&S standards are in place, checks are undertaken as required, and potential hazards are identified and reported.

The successful candidate will  have strong organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, and have the appropriate experience, knowledge and skills to provide support in Science (KS3, KS4 and KS5). The successful candidate will also have great customer service skills and  enjoy working in a busy, lively environment. 

This is a hands-on role, maintaining science laboratories, equipment and apparatus.  Duties will include the preparation of materials for practical lessons, trialling new experiments and apparatus to improve results.

In return we offer the opportunity to work in a friendly, vibrant, outstanding school. 

Key Information

  • Application Deadline: 8am, Wednesday 23 September 2020
  • Interviews: During the week commencing Monday 28 September 2020
  • Starting Date: October 2020
  • Full or Part Time: Full time, 37 hours, Term Time plus Insets 
  • Pay Range: £16,502 - £18,537 actual salary

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Science Technician Chemistry 2020

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How to Apply

To apply for this post, please complete the application form and a letter supporting your application.  In your letter you should:

1. State your reasons for applying for this post

2. Outline the experiences that you believe have prepared you for this post

3. Describe the skills and strengths that you will bring to the school, paying particular attention to the person specification above.


Mrs S Cromie, Headteacher,

Wycombe High School,

Marlow Road,

High Wycombe,

Bucks, HP11 1TB



About the Person

We are looking for the right person to fill this vacancy; you are looking for the right school to work in. 

The characteristics that we are looking for include:

Education to Level 2 or above (or equivalent), including a Science qualification (preferably Chemistry)

Confident user of ICT

Be an excellent communicator and have an excellent level of oral and written skills

Extremely well-organised with an ability to multi-task

Ability to work well as a member of a team

Proactive and able to use initiative

A shared approach to problem-solving and achieving goals

Innovation, identifying alternative ways to resolve issues, improve standards and procedures

Ability to manage a high level of confidentiality

Self-motivated and hard working

Able to work effectively and calmly under pressure

Evidence of good relationships with young people and adults

Committed to the ethos of Wycombe High School.