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Chief Science Technician & Health and Safety Lead

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Chief Science Technician to work within our high performing Science department and a Health and Safety Lead to work across the School.

This is a permanent role and we are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible, and term time plus and year round positions will be considered.

Main Areas of Responsibility

To assist teacher in the preparation of lesson materials and daily check of room consumables.
To maintain high levels of cleanliness and tidiness of stock cupboards in Science.
To be responsible for the ordering of stock.
To maintain stocktake of Science department inclusive of: annual checks, requisitions and receipts of supplies, local purchase of required items.
Control of petty cash account.
Organisation, storage and record keeping of equipment and chemicals.
Safety and security of disposal of hazardous waste.
Implementation of health and safety regulations.
Regular safety checks of all science based equipment
Preparation of bulk solution of stock.
Care and maintenance of labs, equipment, animals and plants.
To work alongside Federation colleagues.
Organise the construction, preparation, repair, cleaning, transport and collection of equipment.
Effectively delegate duties.
Understanding of Science syllabus and schemes of work.
Assistance with training schemes as required.
Hold regular meetings with other support and technical staff attached to Faculties and represent their views at Area Manager meetings.
Under the direction of the Faculty Co-ordinator, such other tasks that may be required to further the efficient running of the Academy, commensurate with the level of the post holder.
To implement Health and Safety regulations.
To assist in the development of appropriate resources.
To contribute to the subject area’s Improvement Plan and its implementation.
To attend all appropriate meetings.
To contribute to the whole Academy’s planning activities.
Lead on H&S at the academy, providing support to and deputising for the Head of Academy on all Academy Health and Safety issues, visits and audits;
To work with the Head of Academy and the Premises manager to ensure a safe environment is maintained for staff and students
Organise and keep the academy H&S folder including updating policies, training logs and accident logs
Support the HR officer and the Head of Academy to ensure all staff have the relevant H&S training
Complete the relevant H&S lead training
To record and investigate H&S related accidents as they occur, including RIDDOR reporting when necessary
To liaise with Judicium training, risk assessments and compliance reviews
Provide support to the Principal and Heads of Department with Health and Safety responsibilities to implement local Health and Safety arrangements, policies, procedures, Department for Education requirements and statutory compliance;
Responsible for reviewing compliance paperwork for the academy including practical departments and preparing in response reports and key recommendations for rectification;
Work with departments to develop their Health and Safety Management Systems in line with Federation policy and practice;
Meet with departments half termly (or as required) to ensure Health and Safety requirements are met;
Manage own multiple work streams, meeting required deadlines and required levels of statutory compliance;
Responsible for carrying out internal audits of departments, auditing against academy policies, procedures and statutory guidance. Responsible for preparing summary reports for follow up;
Attend Academy H&S Committee meetings as required, providing high level guidance and support;
Attend termly Federation H&S lead meetings

Qualifications & Experience

Educated to A level or equivalent (A level in either Physics, Chemistry or biology) NVQ 3 or BTEC
Other training in relation to Science
Trained in the use of a variety of ICT packages
Basic knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations
A good understanding of a range of chemicals and their properties
Good written and oral communication skills
Good organisational skills and ability to work in an organised and methodical manner
Excellent interpersonal skills
An ability to work using own initiative
An ability to work effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
Good attention to detail
Good team-working skills
Good ICT, literacy and numeracy skills
An ability to write messages, semi-routine letters and simple reports which are clear and structured
Has tact and diplomacy and is able to maintain confidentiality
A commitment to maintain high standards
Ability to conduct risk assessments
The ability to encourage and inspire young people to achieve
Ability to relate to students from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to undertake a range of practical tasks
Ability to carry out routine maintenance of equipment
Ability to contribute to the maintenance of accurate work records and inventories

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   Bromley, Greater London

  Full Time

£   £35.75 / Yearly

Date Posted:  30/03/2022
Start Date:  30/03/2022
Closing Date:  30/06/2022

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