Science Lab Technician

Derby College
£21,069 - £21,069 Per Year, per annum
17 Mar 2023 05:11
15 Apr 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Science Lab Technician


Job Title: E-Science Lab Technician

Job Location: Derby College, Broomfield Hall, DE7 6

Reference number: E5089

Salary: £11,102.00 (FTE £21,069.00) + Extensive Benefits Package

Hours: 25 per week, 36 weeks per year (term time only)

The vision of Derby College Group (DCG) is to create world-class, accessible education opportunities that enrich lives and make bright futures a reality for all. DCG is committed to providing educational excellence, championing social mobility and driving economic prosperity. We deliver high-quality academic, vocational and technical education that empowers people to achieve their ambitions while providing employers across the Midlands and beyond with the talented workforce of tomorrow.

With a science background; you will have experience of working as a lab technician in an educational prep room. Your role will be supporting our teaching staff in the practical delivery of the curriculum while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. You will prepare practicals for a range of Level 1 - Level 6 students for Biology and Chemistry practicals across all land-based curriculum areas. It is essential that you have strong organisational skills with a thorough and meticulous approach. Knowledge of the practical delivery in Level 3 - Level 6 specifications for Chemistry, Biology and Physics is desirable.

In addition to this, you will be required to write, maintain and update risk assessments and standard operating procedures within the Lab, stock take and order items where necessary, monitor and service lab equipment on a regular basis (where applicable and is within your remit), and ensure all COSHH records are complete and up to date.

During your day you could be required to deal with a challenging student, a senior manager or prepare for activities with another member of your team, therefore it is important that you can deal with a wide range of people, be efficient, effective and productive and have excellent communication skills and an organised approach to your work.

Benefits of working at Derby College:
  • Funded training and development
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
  • TOTUM discount card (student discount card equivalent)
  • Discounted train travel
  • Discounted onsite Little Explorers Nursey
  • Eye Care
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

If you are passionate about developing the workforce of the future, then we would love to hear from you - we are proud of our diverse workforce and welcome applications from the whole community.

Job Description

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.