Senior Science Technician

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £28,793 - £29,696
Location: Norlington School & 6th Form. Norlington Road, Leyton, London,
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per day.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 26/02/2024 at 09:00
Reference: SCH/24/270394

Senior Science Technician


Pay Scale: SC6 Spinal 18-20

Annual Salary £28,793 - £29,696 + £2,500 for additional responsibilities TBC

Temporary for 1 Year.


Start: February/March 2024


Norlington School and 6th Form is a small 11-16 boys’ school with a mixed 6th Form. Over the past 10 years the school has transformed itself into one of the highest performing schools in the country and has been recognised by the Minister for State Schools on three separate occasions for student achievement. Over the past 4 years the school has grown in size to 162 students per cohort and remains oversubscribed.


Norlington was judged to be a 'good school' by Ofsted;


  • 'The progress of all groups of pupils...including the most able, is strong'
  • 'Staff....enjoy being part of the school with its distinctive family ethos'
  • 'The behaviour of students around the school is calm and orderly'

(Ofsted October 2018)


The school has an excellent CPD programme and is committed to developing all staff, as we continue to provide all our students with outstanding learning experiences. This includes three staff training afternoons, two department meetings and one twilight training session every 6 weeks. Lessons finish for students at 1:30pm on a Friday.


The Science department wishes to appoint a Senior Science Technician to continue to support the outstanding success of the Science department. The appointed person will ensure that a safe and effective laboratory technical service is provided for the use of pupils and staff in accordance with the practices and procedures of the school. You will also provide technical advice and assistance in the classroom to support pupils and assist teaching staff with learning activities.  This is an opportunity to work in a successful and dynamic Science Department in which practical work is an integral part of the curriculum. We currently teach KS3 Science in mixed ability classes.  At KS4 AQA Combined Science is taught to most students, and Triple Science is also offered at KS4. We offer A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics at KS5.

Applicants should have relevant experience, good problem-solving and IT skills, a thorough knowledge of Health and Safety procedures and good communication skills.

You will work 36 hours per week 45.6 weeks per year.


Posts will be subject to a Prohibition check for all roles involved with the management of pupils.  Norlington School and 6th Form is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.


A recruitment pack and application form is available on the TES jobs website, school’s website: , Our school/Vacancies link. Please email completed application forms 


Closing date:                         Monday 26th February 2024

Interviews scheduled for:    The same week


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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