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Chemistry Technician (Maternity Cover)

Thank you for your interest in working at Stretford Grammar School. 

Stretford Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

The Governing Body of Stretford Grammar School is committed to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people.  It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and as part of the short-listing process, Social Media and Online checks will be undertaken.

The successful candidate will be subject to a full enhanced DBS check.

We currently have a vacancy for : 

Job Title:                    Chemistry Technician

Line Manager:         Curriculum Lead Science  

Salary Scale:             Paris Band 3 Point 6-11 (£23,893 to £25,979 FTE)

Hours:                         36.25 hours per week – term only, Maternity Cover 6 Months from October 2024 to March 2025, hours can be                      negotiated for suitable candidate.


  1. The purpose of the position
  • To coordinate the use of practical resources and facilities and provide assistance and advice in meeting the practical needs of the chemistry curriculum, including liaising with teaching staff and support staff outside the department. 
  • To promote and ensure and the maintenance of a healthy and safe working environment through:
  • Actively contributing to the assessment, monitoring and review of both health and safety procedure and information resources
  • Keeping up to date with current procedures and practices through continuing professional development
  • The provision of technical advice and support on health and safety issues to teaching and technical staff
  • The safe treatment and disposal of used materials including hazardous substances and responding to actual or potential hazards
  • The healthy and safe storage and accessibility of equipment and materials
  1. Organisational Relationship
  • Responsible to the Curriculum Leader or other appropriate supervisor, but works to the requirements of individual teachers on a day-to-day basis
  • Where applicable, responsible for technical support staff
  1. Responsibilities specific to the role
  • Maintenance, preparation and cleaning of laboratory equipment
  • Organisation and maintenance of efficient storage systems for equipment and materials
  • Prepare and provide equipment for lessons
  • Preparation of laboratory solutions
  • Stock control including preparing lists of replacements as required
  • Assist with completing and collating statistical returns
  • Assist with the maintenance of Science Department administration systems
  • Reprographic work as required
  1. Health and Safety

All employees are responsible for:

  • Compliance with safety rules and procedures as laid down in their area of activity. (i.e., catering and hospitality, Cleappss etc.)
  • Ensuring that they take reasonable care of their own health and safety and hence avoid injury to themselves and to others by act or omission whilst at work.
  • Using protective clothing or equipment as may be provided.
  • Reporting promptly all sickness, accidents, unsafe working conditions or practices and dangerous occurrences of which they are aware.
  • Co-operating with the Headteacher in the fulfilment of the objectives of the school Health and Safety Policies.
  • To report promptly to the Headteacher any issues which have/may lead to a breach of regulations
  1. Other Duties
  • Ensure that all school policies are adhered to and consistently implemented
  • Interacting appropriately and professionally with teachers, colleagues and parent/carers
  • Ensure all areas of the school are maintained to a very high standard 
  • Manage own workload, regularly reviewing own practice, setting personal targets and taking responsibility for own personal development
  • Prioritising and managing time, working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Contributing to the sharing of effective practice by working in partnership with other schools and third parties

  1. The school

  • To attend and support at evening events where requested e.g., Open evening, Entrants evening, Awards evening
  • To understand the importance of safeguarding and adhere to our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • To carry out any other duties as reasonably directed by the Headteacher or his representative.

This job description is designed to outline the main duties and responsibilities associated with the post but are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties performed. It will be reviewed each year and may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the post-holder, Business Manager, Headteacher/or his representative.

Further details and an application form are available from the school either by phone, e-mail or on our website.  Completed application forms should be returned to the school by 12 noon on Monday 5th August 2024. 

>Closing Date  : Monday 5th August 2024 at 12 noon

>Shortlisting >Interviews  to be held in September 24