Science Technician

Bournemouth and Poole College

  • £22,070 per annum, pro rata
  • Dorset / South West
  • Permanent
  • Term Time Only, Part Time
Posted 7 days ago

We have an exciting opportunity for a Science Technician to join the team on a part-time, term time only basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,070 per annum, pro rata.

At Bournemouth & Poole College our staff are passionate and committed to achieve the very best outcomes for our students – we transform lives. We recognise and value our people as our most important asset in achieving each of the strategic outcomes within our College’s Strategic Plan. We believe it is through our people that an excellent student experience will be delivered, and this will have a positive impact in our local community. We value inclusion and we are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring we have a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged. This makes our College a unique, vibrant and rewarding place to work.  You will be employed through Southern Educational Professional Services Ltd; a subsidiary of the College.


About the role:

As the Science Technician you will facilitate and supervise the effective and efficient running of laboratories and other science facilities, and to assist and support teaching staff in the preparation of practical/demonstration activities for a range of health and science courses. The post holder will also be responsible for the Health and Safety of the labs, ensuring that adherence to Health and Safety guidelines are maintained at all times.


Responsibilities as our Science Technician will include:

  • Ensure that all guidelines and legislation relating to Health and Safety procedures are observed within directorate and to conduct and record risk assessment activities.
  • Issuing and receiving, maintain a stock check for an adequate supply of materials, equipment and apparatus.
  • Supervise and assist in the preparation of practical and demonstration sessions in laboratories, workrooms and in naturalistic/simulation settings.
  • Assist academic staff in the production of training and learning materials as appropriate.
  • Supervise and assist with the preparation/set up/operation of equipment, materials and apparatus as directed, reclaiming reusable materials and disposing of out of date materials and equipment.
  • Maintain, repair and fabricate apparatus and equipment and proactively ensure that workrooms are clean in accordance with current Health and Safety regulations.
  • Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
  • Undertake professional/vocational development activities as required in order to adhere to Health and Safety regulations and to further both personal and professional development.



As our Science Technician you’ll ideally have:

  • Level 2 (or equivalent) English and Maths
  • Minimum of Level 4 Qualification in a core science specialism.
  • Experience of working within a science laboratory department.
  • Experience in monitoring and controlling Stock.
  • Experience in supervising and training others
  • Current practice/knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and procedures for working in a laboratory setting and working with hazardous chemicals
  • Knowledge of a range of practical science techniques at Levels 2 and 3
  • Competence in Microsoft Office applications
  • Communication skills including written and verbal
  • Strong administration skills
  • Reliability and integrity to ensure high standards of personal and professional conduct



You will receive excellent benefits and a competitive salary:

  • 27.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30.5 after 5 years’ service
  • up to 4 days additional leave during the Christmas closure period
  • Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)
  • Access to Discount Schemes at multiple retailers
  • Enrolment into the NEST Pension Scheme

If you feel you are the right candidate for this Science Technician role then please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!

Closing date: 08 August 2024

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.



The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

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