Science Technician

East London, London
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2023
  1. Technician
£12 - £14 per hour + depending on experience
  1. Long-term

Science Technician

East London, London
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Tradewind Recruitment is working with a secondary school in Hackney which requires a Science Technician to start after October half term. This is a temporary role, due to finish mid January 2024, although there may be a chance of the role continuing.

Role: Science Technician

Salary: £12-14 per hour

Hours: 8.15am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday, term time only

Start date: Immediate

Duration: Until Mid-January 2024.

This is a modern, well-resourced school in a nice part of Hackney and is a popular place to work. Behaviour at the school is good. They are well served by public transport and also have some limited staff parking too.

Role Overview:

As a Science Technician, you will play a vital role in creating an interesting and safe learning environment for students.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and setting up equipment and materials for science practical sessions, adhering to health and safety guidelines.
  • Maintaining an organised inventory of laboratory equipment, chemicals, and materials, ensuring stock levels are sufficient and placing orders as needed.
  • Assisting teachers and students during practical lessons, providing technical support and guidance.
  • Conducting routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment to ensure their proper functioning and safety.
  • Monitoring and enforcing health and safety regulations within the laboratories, prioritising the well-being of staff and students.
  • Assisting in the proper disposal of hazardous waste materials following established protocols.
  • Collaborating with the Science Department to develop and improve practical resources, experiments, and demonstrations.
  • Supporting the Science Department in conducting demonstrations and experiments during open days and other school events.


To excel in this Science Technician role, we are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory setting, preferably within an educational environment.
  • An interest in science and a basic understanding of scientific principles.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to adhering to health and safety procedures.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with teachers, students, and staff members.
  • Proficiency in using basic laboratory equipment and familiarity with scientific software and computer applications.
  • A proactive and flexible approach to work, adapting to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.
  • A relevant qualification in science or laboratory techniques is advantageous but not essential.

To join us and be successful in this Science Technician role you will need to:

  • Ideally be a Science graduate or have at least A levels in Science
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
  • CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible
  • Legal right to work in the UK

The benefits of joining Tradewind Recruitment :

  • Your income matters; we will always seek to get you the highest rate of pay and will provide you with the best possible advice
  • Your development matters; we offer our people free access to over 2,500 CPD courses, webinars and resources via the incredible National College
  • Your flexibility matters; we tailor the working week to you - daily supply, long-term contracts and permanent positions available local to you
  • Your well-being matters; we put people at the heart of everything we do and are proudly a Sunday Times Top 100 employer for 4 years running
  • We pride ourselves on our exceptional service to our candidates and are proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

If you are interested in applying for this Science Technician role in Hackney, please click "apply now" or contact Stuart at Tradewind at or on 020 7845 5450 option 2.

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