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Senior Lab Technician

Job information
Salary 05HC depending on skills and experience
Organisation Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre
Hours Full Time (37 hours per week)
Term/duration Permanent (39 weeks per year)
Closing date 12 pm on 12 April 2024
Interview date(s) Week commencing 15th April 2024

Job details

Start Date:                    Required as soon as possible


We require a Senior Lab Technician to join Earl Mortimer College. You will be joining our team of creative, supportive and dynamic staff, supported by an inspirational Head of Science.

It is an exciting time to be joining the hardworking and committed staff at Earl Mortimer College. The School is focused on providing a high level of education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. Earl Mortimer College’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

As a Senior Lab Technician you would ensure that safe and efficient laboratory technical support is provided to the Science department as well as championing health and safety awareness. The post holder would also be required to supplement our First Aid team.

Main responsibilities include, and may not be limited to:

  • Being responsible to the Head of Science in co-ordinating the use of, and development of, practical resources and facilities, including the provision of guidance and support in meeting the practical requirement of the Science curriculum, including liaising with all areas of the school and outside organisations.
  • To have overall responsibility for the promotion and observance of a healthy & safe working environment for the technical support service.
  • Actively leading and co-ordinating the assessment, monitoring and review of both health & safety procedures and information resources.
  • Keeping up-to-date with current procedures and practices through continuing professional development.
  • Being responsible for the safe treatment and disposal of used materials, including hazardous substances and responding to actual or potential hazards.
  • Ensuring the healthy and safe storage and accessibility of equipment and materials.
  • Ensuring that the technical team is resourced, organised and developed to meet the RS2 – Job Description (created by HR Services – October 2013) performance standards required by the department.
  • To take a lead role in the design, development and maintenance of specialist resources and/or long term projects and offer professional guidance, assistance and support to pupils and teachers on the practical aspects of the curriculum.
  • To be responsible for setting up and monitoring systems used in the management and control of practical resources including:
  • Leading on stock control, compiling orders, liaising or negotiating with suppliers and maintaining appropriate records;
  • Monitoring, controlling and keeping financial records of the departmental expenditure in accordance with the school’s policy;
  • Ensuring the availability of suitable materials and equipment and suggesting alternatives for suitability and economy.
  • To undertake the lead role within the Science department on both routine and non-routine checking, cleaning, maintenance, calibration, testing and repairing of equipment to the required standard.


We will offer you:

  • Students who are eager to learn, happy to be at EMC and willing to work hard.
  • State of the art resources, teaching facilities and ICT.
  • A personalised approach to Professional Development which will develop your skills so that you are ready for the next stage of your career.


Earl Mortimer College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks will be conducted in accordance with KCSIE. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Links to our school policies and most recent Ofsted report can be found on our website

For more information contact

Visits to the College prior to submitting an application are welcomed. Please contact the College on 01568 613221 to arrange. For an application pack please email

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