Science Technician

Science Technician

Site: Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle

Horaires: Hours: Full time

Type: Permanent contract

Clôture: Deadline: 19.06.2022

The Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres recruits a Science Technician.

Position to be filled from: 1st September 2022

Reporting to the Lead Science Technician and Department coordinators as Line Managers, the Science technician will provide support to the delivery of Science lessons in a well-resourced and efficient environment with due regard to the Health and Safety of all pupils and members of staff.

He/she will ensure within his remit suitable laboratory equipment is available, adequately maintained and appropriately used as well as making sure that good working practices are implemented by promoting a safe working environment.
He/she will prepare all necessary resources for experiment set-up/clearing and provide specific or ad hoc technical and administrative support to the department as and when required by the line management.

Role and Key Responsibilities:

  1. To prepare apparatus, materials and solutions and set them up prior to the lessons, including the construction, preparation and checking of any specialist equipment
  2. To retrieve and clean away apparatus and equipment after practical classes
  3. To provide a daily support service to the Science laboratories and associated areas
  4. Assist with the duties of absent colleagues to ensure practical requests can be delivered and installed on time in the classrooms
  5. Liaise with line management/Coordinators whenever necessary to address any issue with the practical works’ calendar and related requests
  6. To assist the teachers, as and when required, by providing support to students in practical sessions
  7. To ensure, in cooperation with other Science Technicians, that appropriate stock levels of apparatus and materials are maintained, carrying out regular stock takings to assess future stock requirements
  8. Ensure that the laboratory facilities are maintained in a clean, functional and safe state, reporting any problems through the appropriate channels
  9. Take an active role in ensuring all Health and Safety procedures are met
  10. Take part to regulatory checks and maintenance of lab’s equipment in cooperation with the technicians’ team and the site Facilities manager when external contractors are involved
  11. Control reception of orders and correct storage of consumables and materials
  12. Provide administrative support to the Science departments, helping with purchase orders preparation and taking part to department meetings as directed by the Lead Science Technician

Expected Skills and Knowledge:

  1. The candidate must have a Science related degree in Chemistry – additional qualification in Physics or Biology would be appreciated
  2. Must have a previous working experience within an educational laboratory setting
  3. Excellent team work capabilities and interpersonal skills
  4. You will need to be flexible and have previous knowledge of materials preparation, experiment preparation and equipment maintenance along with strict adherence to Health and Safety
  5. Keen interest in keeping up to date with current legislation and modern scientific laboratory practices
  6. Able to react knowledgeably in potentially hazardous situations
  7. Very good command of English is required (and French would be a plus)
  8. Computer literate/Windows/ G Suite

Working hours per year: 38h per week over 40 weeks per annum (1460h per annum) according to a time table set by your manager.

Location: South Kensington (London)

Monthly gross salary and benefits:

  • £2,535.40 per month
  • Employer contribution to private healthcare
  • 15% employer contribution to private pension
  • 60 days holiday per annum

The Lycée is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. (This procedure is undertaken by the Lycée).
Additionally, anyone who has resided outside the UK will be asked to provide a criminal disclosure record from their previous countries of residence.

You will be required to provide evidence of you right to work in the UK.

Please download the application form from our website and return to Human Resources by email to humanresources@lyceefrancais.org.uk before Sunday 19th June 2022 at midnight (local time).

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview during week commencing 20th June 2022 (the date and time of the interview will be communicated by email).

The Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres recruits a Science Technician.

Position to be filled from: 1st September 2022

Reporting to the Lead Science Technician and Department coordinators as Line Managers, the Science technician will provide support to the delivery of Science lessons in a well-resourced and efficient environment with due regard to the Health and Safety of all pupils and members of staff.

He/she will ensure within his remit suitable laboratory equipment is available, adequately maintained and appropriately used as well as making sure that good working practices are implemented by promoting a safe working environment.
He/she will prepare all necessary resources for experiment set-up/clearing and provide specific or ad hoc technical and administrative support to the department as and when required by the line management.

Role and Key Responsibilities:

  1. To prepare apparatus, materials and solutions and set them up prior to the lessons, including the construction, preparation and checking of any specialist equipment
  2. To retrieve and clean away apparatus and equipment after practical classes
  3. To provide a daily support service to the Science laboratories and associated areas
  4. Assist with the duties of absent colleagues to ensure practical requests can be delivered and installed on time in the classrooms
  5. Liaise with line management/Coordinators whenever necessary to address any issue with the practical works’ calendar and related requests
  6. To assist the teachers, as and when required, by providing support to students in practical sessions
  7. To ensure, in cooperation with other Science Technicians, that appropriate stock levels of apparatus and materials are maintained, carrying out regular stock takings to assess future stock requirements
  8. Ensure that the laboratory facilities are maintained in a clean, functional and safe state, reporting any problems through the appropriate channels
  9. Take an active role in ensuring all Health and Safety procedures are met
  10. Take part to regulatory checks and maintenance of lab’s equipment in cooperation with the technicians’ team and the site Facilities manager when external contractors are involved
  11. Control reception of orders and correct storage of consumables and materials
  12. Provide administrative support to the Science departments, helping with purchase orders preparation and taking part to department meetings as directed by the Lead Science Technician

Expected Skills and Knowledge:

  1. The candidate must have a Science related degree in Chemistry – additional qualification in Physics or Biology would be appreciated
  2. Must have a previous working experience within an educational laboratory setting
  3. Excellent team work capabilities and interpersonal skills
  4. You will need to be flexible and have previous knowledge of materials preparation, experiment preparation and equipment maintenance along with strict adherence to Health and Safety
  5. Keen interest in keeping up to date with current legislation and modern scientific laboratory practices
  6. Able to react knowledgeably in potentially hazardous situations
  7. Very good command of English is required (and French would be a plus)
  8. Computer literate/Windows/ G Suite

Working hours per year: 38h per week over 40 weeks per annum (1460h per annum) according to a time table set by your manager.

Location: South Kensington (London)

Monthly gross salary and benefits:

  • £2,535.40 per month
  • Employer contribution to private healthcare
  • 15% employer contribution to private pension
  • 60 days holiday per annum

The Lycée is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. (This procedure is undertaken by the Lycée).
Additionally, anyone who has resided outside the UK will be asked to provide a criminal disclosure record from their previous countries of residence.

You will be required to provide evidence of you right to work in the UK.

Please download the application form from our website and return to Human Resources by email to humanresources@lyceefrancais.org.uk before Sunday 19th June 2022 at midnight (local time).

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview during week commencing 20th June 2022 (the date and time of the interview will be communicated by email).

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