Senior Technician Science

  • Job Reference: SHF264
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Website: http://www.onlyfe.co.uk
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Salary: £24,450 to £27,072
  • Sector: IT / Technical Support
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Technician Science  

Salary:  £24,450 - £27,072 per annum 

Contract: Permanent 

Hours: 37 hours per week x 52 weeks per year 

The Sheffield College is a further and higher education institution dedicated to providing academic, vocational, and professional qualifications to approximately 13,000 young people and adults annually. Our mission is to transform lives through learning, advocating for inclusivity and diversity at every step.

About the Role

The Sheffield College have an exciting opportunity to work in the Vocational Science Department as a Senior Science Technician, this role will contribute to the efficient running of the service. You will support the science provision at our City and Hillsborough Campuses both within the vocational area as well servicing for A level sciences and supporting the Access to HE programmes.

You will be responsible for providing equipment and resources for demonstration, class practical work, assessments and examinations whilst also supporting the wider functioning of the department. You will work closely with all staff across the department, ensuring that they deliver the necessary support to facilitate high-quality teaching and learning in science.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Preparation of science materials and equipment across all three sciences, though specialising in the biological side would be desirable.
  • Routine maintenance of science laboratories and preparation rooms, their equipment, and services.
  • Maintaining the stocks of science chemicals and equipment.

Skills & Knowledge

We strive to be an inclusive employer and welcome applications from individuals who believe they can contribute effectively to this role. While not mandatory, we are particularly interested in candidates who embody the following qualities:

  • Prior experience of work as a Science Technician in an education environment is essential however other relevant experience will be considered.
  • Experience relating to biology (Microbiology - making plates, maintaining cultures, use of microscopes, Gel electrophoresis and Environmental science) would be desirable  
  • Ideally, candidates should possess a good working knowledge of COSHH & CLEAPSS in order to maintain compliance with Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Excellent IT skills.

What We Offer 

  • Enhanced Pension Contribution
  • Work-Life Balance – Enhanced Holiday Entitlement  
  • A Supportive Environment – 2 Week December closure for all employees 
  • Sustainability – Cycle to Work Scheme   
  • Supporting employees at all stages of life – enhanced Maternity & Paternity Policies  

& Many More!

 

We appreciate your interest and look forward to getting to know you!   

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Next Steps: Please press APPLY and we shall send you our application link.

Closing Date: 22nd July 2024

Interview Date: 31st July 2024

As a Leaders in Diversity employer, we encourage applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.  

Also, as a Disability Confident Leader, we are committed to removing barriers for applicants with a disability during our recruitment process, upon appointment and as an employee. If you require any reasonable adjustments or any support at any point throughout the process, please contact us via the details above. 

We are an employer who is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures.