Laboratory Technician

United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department and role purpose

The School of Education has a vacancy for a part-time Laboratory Technician to support science, art and design and technology practical sessions on its Initial Teacher Education (PGCE Primary, PGCE Secondary and BA Primary Education) programmes.

Working under the direction of the relevant laboratory teaching staff, the post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with other technical colleagues to ensure comprehensive support for all lab sessions, including ensuring the smooth running of the laboratory and practical classes. The post holder will also be expected to undertake a key Health & Safety Coordinator role in the School of Education, with responsibility for managing health and safety matters in the School as identified by the School Manager. The post holder will be a member of the School's Health and Safety Committee, with responsibility for developing, overseeing and implementing all Health & Safety processes and documentation relating to the Education science labs, in addition to any other responsibilities identified by the School Manager, and undertaking relevant training as required. This may include participation in University health and safety networks, in order to share and disseminate best practice, modifying internal procedures as necessary.

The successful applicant will have experience in laboratory practice, ideally in an Educational setting, and will ideally also have experience working with primary children as they will be required to assist with a number of primary school events delivered by the School of Education. Laboratory Practice includes experience and knowledge of relevant biological and chemical experiments and equipment, a very good understanding of Health and Safety regulations and their implementation, and a very good understanding of laboratory and equipment maintenance, and knowledge of the boundaries of a safe working environment.

Working closely alongside the ITE Director and relevant Programme staff, the post holder will also provide support for the production of resources, supplies and documentation relevant to the School's ITE programmes.

The post is part time for 602 hours (typically 2 days per week) during the School of Education teaching year, commencing 1st August to 31st May each year.