Science Technician

Orsett Heath Academy, Grays

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Job Ref No. ECC1234-65S Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: Grade B (£21,447 - £23,327)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Contract Type: Part-time 37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

As the new Orsett Heath Academy continues to grow, we are looking to recruit and appoint an efficient and organised Science Technician to join our friendly and supportive team. This post is suitable for candidates with technician experience, as well as those wishing to gain experience within a school science department for the first time. Ideally candidates will have a Chemistry, Physics and/or Biology background but this is not essential as training will be given.

The successful candidate will provide effective support to teaching staff within the Science Department, operating both independently and as part of a team, within agreed procedures and timescales, and maintaining productive working relationships with both colleagues and students.

As a science technician, your tasks include:

Preparing, setting up and checking equipment
Supporting teaching staff and students during lessons
Team-working with other technicians
Putting away and cleaning equipment after lessons
Ensuring a safe environment
Organising and storing equipment and checking stock
Repairing, maintaining and modifying equipment
Administrative tasks

Why Orsett Heath Academy?

Orsett Heath is a relatively new thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. As a new school, we opened our doors to welcome our first pupils in 2020. Since then, the school has proved popular with parents and pupils and we are oversubscribed in all three current year groups. We have created a successful school that pupils and staff are incredibly proud of.

In the summer of 2024, we move into our new £37m school building adjacent to our current purpose-built accommodation at Thurrock Rugby Club. When full, the new building will have 1200 pupils and be amongst the largest in Thurrock. We are looking for highly motivated, talented and ambitious staff who share our inclusive ethos and who want to help us grow over the coming years.


At South West Essex Community Education Trust, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils' needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our academies are united by the things that make us both similar and unique - the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.

We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

HR Department
Long Lane, Grays
Essex, RM16 2QH
Telephone: 01375 486000

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