Science Technician

USP College, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC0-300S Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: £23,442 - £24,660
Position Start Date: 01/08/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Job Details

Salary: £23,442 - £24,660, Dependant on experience

Location: Seevic Campus, Our bright & modern Seevic Campus in Benfleet, Essex

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks of the year

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference: SR1550

Closing Date: 28/06/2024


Job Overview:

As a College, our strategy is Career Focused Learning and ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the post of Engineering Technician Demonstrator.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To work with teaching staff in all engineering areas, supporting students during practical lessons and project work providing practical assistance, in a safe and effective manner
  • Preparing required apparatus for practical lessons and demonstrations supplying equipment, dismantling and returning to store, in order to keep all equipment in perfect working order
  • The safe treatment and disposal of used materials including hazardous substances and responding to actual and potential hazards
  • Give technical guidance to students in practical lessons when required, to always adhere to appropriate manufacturer usage and Health and safety requirements
  • Clean and maintain areas and apparatus throughout the year carrying out routine maintenance and repair as and when necessary, to meet health and safety and college requirements
  • Evaluate new workshop lessons to find out potential problems and suggest improvements when necessary, to provide the best support to curriculum and staff
  • Maintain a computer database for department, requesting new stock when necessary and ensuring products are stored and labelled correctly and safely, for up to date reporting and information provision to management
  • Ensure that Health and Safety checks and measures are adhered to at all times checking the safety of practical area during the day, ensuring equipment is safe for use, to meet college policy and legislative requirements
  • To comply with the Health & Safety Policy of the College and other instructions given as necessary, rectifying or where appropriate, reporting safety hazards or unsafe working arrangements, to adhere to policy and legislative requirements
  • To work flexibly as part of the faculty team in order to cover all aspects of team provision and assist curriculum delivery
  • Has an understanding that safeguarding is a shared cross college responsibility. Takes ownership of embedding safeguarding practices into their remit as appropriate to their role within the organisation
  • Ability to prioritise and juggle various tasks, whilst adhering to deadlines as required
  • Consistently dealing with queries in a professional and calm manner
  • Ability to understand and apply appropriate procedures relating to equipment, and Health & Safety
  • Health and Safety is everyone's responsibility and you will be required to adhere to all policy and legislative practice during every activity of work, as well as attending necessary training
  • Keeping up to date with current procedures and practice though continued professional development
  • Appropriate person or area to deal with general maintenance queries
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as take instruction when needed.
  • When to pass a query to line management
  • Writing and maintaining risk assessments for technician activities
  • Commit to other duties compatible with the post held, which may reasonably be required from time to time.

Job Requirements:

  • A qualification in a Science subject to at least A Level or equivalent.

The right candidate will have:

  • High standards of communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work as a team.
  • A strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work towards deadlines.
  • The ability to motivate both students and your peers.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Experience innovating to deliver the curriculum
  • Practical knowledge and background in technical support.
  • Awareness of health & safety issues in a practical environment

Digital Environment

We are the leading college in Essex for technological advancements in education. We are driving the path to integrating technology within our teaching methods and the student experience and development.


Our strategic career-focused approach means our relationship within our community, local and regional employers are at the heart of everything we do.

Individual Training

All staff have access to personalised training packages, whether this is to support settling in to a new role, or leadership and management training to support with progression opportunities.

Why choose us:

Our strategy is to create a Career Focused, Digital Learning environment, ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to be selected as finalists for the AoC Beacon awards for effective use of digital Technology in FE. Providing a high achieving, focused learning environment allowing our students to achieve the grades they need for higher educations, or the skills and aptitude required to secure a suitable role in their chosen career. Our college is set in the leafy suburbs of Essex, with easy access to surrounding areas and amenities, we are based in a well-connected location both by road and rail.

What we offer:

  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent pension provision
  • Annual Staff Awards
  • CPD days - opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching
  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff appreciation days
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Onsite Starbucks & Restaurant
  • Well-being days & activities
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme*
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Fully immersive teaching rooms allowing online teaching simultaneously at multiple locations.
  • Hybrid Working available.
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7, 365 days offering legal & financial advice, as well as general support & guidance.

*subject to terms & conditions

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Millie Ray
Runnymede Chase, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1TW
Telephone: 01268 756111

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