SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (mainly CHEMISTRY)
Permanent and Full time
Term time Only (TTO) – 39 weeks per year
Required to start 15 April 2024
We are one of the top-performing colleges in the country, situated in the cosmopolitan seaside city of Brighton & Hove. Working here offers the combination of both a wonderful place to work and a great city in which to live. Our students and staff are colourful, aspirational and hard-working – which is perhaps why 96% of employees would “recommend BHASVIC as a good place to work” and many of our students go on to Higher Education.
BHASVIC is a Sixth Form College with around 3,000 students and 320 staff. You will join a vibrant college community with an informal working environment. The College is an open and friendly place to work, with staff that are very supportive of each other, and a range of benefits offered to ensure health and well- being.
We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Science Technician to work mainly in our well-equipped and busy Chemistry Department. Some of the working hours would also be used to assist in the physics and biology departments. There may be some flexibility about daily start and finish times which can be discussed at interview; however there will be times when early morning and/or late afternoon working will be required.
You will need a Science degree in a Chemistry related subject or where Chemistry was a significant part of the course. Alternatively, you would need to be educated to GCSE, A - level or equivalent in a Science subject plus a good practical working knowledge gained from a minimum of two years relevant experience working in a laboratory or practical environment.
This is a permanent post, working 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time, September to July, plus 1 day pro-rata to be worked in the holidays).
You will be entitled to 5.6 weeks of holiday pay per year, which is paid in addition to your contracted 39 weeks. 5.2 weeks of holiday pay is included in your salary in twelve equal payments and an additional 0.4 weeks holiday pay will be paid to you in the December payroll each year.
The pro-rata salary for this post is £22,182 per annum, which includes 5.2 weeks of holiday pay. This is based on spine point 11 within grade 4 of the support staff pay spine, for which the full-time salary is £26,097 per annum. This will increase annually up to £24,266 (based on a full-time salary of £28,549 per annum) subject to satisfactory performance.
HOW TO APPLY
For details of how to submit your application, please visit our website www.bhasvic.ac.uk/the-college/working-for-us/current-vacancies
The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 19 February 2024
Interviews will take place on Thursday 29 February 2024
For applicants who are invited to interview there will be ample opportunity to learn more about our provision and needs through discussions with staff.
BHASVIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.