Science Technician 1

Lagan College


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Science Technician 1

REPORTS TO: The Bursar through designated line manager


To provide technical support and assistance to teaching staff in the implementation of the school’s/department's educational programme.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the designated line manager the post holder will be responsible for the following in accordance with appropriate regulations:

Provision and Maintenance of Facilities and Practical Resources

  • Prepare, organise and basic construction of resources for teacher demonstrations and practical examinations.
  • Set out equipment and materials for class use and remove same when class is complete.
  • Collect, clean and store equipment and materials in designated storage areas. Ensure items are maintained in a state of 'ready for use'.
  • Dispose of used materials in a safe and approved manner.
  • Ensure that mandatory and/or statutory checks of materials and equipment are carried out by qualified personnel.
  • Inform designated line manager of materials and equipment found to be in an unsatisfactory/unsafe condition and arrange for repair and disposal of such items.
  • Ensure no unauthorised person has unsupervised access to equipment and materials when not in use.
  • Advise on health and safety issues in relation to the use of equipment.


  • Operation of manual and/or computerised systems in relation to administrative tasks associated with the area of work.
  • Operation of computerised computer system in relation to the ordering of practical work by teachers.
  • Maintain an inventory/records of departmental resources.
  • Assistance in the ordering/purchasing, receiving, checking, storing and distribution of resources.


  • Support all staff in ensuring the general safety of pupils including practical lessons.
  • Assist with evacuation in emergencies.
  • Undertake photocopying as required.

Technical staff may be required to undertake any of the following duties:

  • Handling cash in relation to the purchase of practical materials.
  • Assisting with hospitality at meetings and school functions.
  • Carrying out minor maintenance repairs throughout the school within the competence of the employee.

The Board of Governors reserves the right to review this post on an annual basis, in consultation with the post holder, to ensure that all the roles and responsibilities comply with the needs of the College

Essential Criteria

1. Five GCSEs (Grades A*-C) to include English Language, Mathematics, or equivalent and hold an 'A' level qualification in Science, or an equivalent or higher level qualification.

2. Relevant experience of working in a Science related area and or laboratory setting.

3. Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of:

  • The requirements of a Science Technician 1
  • Health and safety regulations, as relevant to the role

Desirable Criteria

1. Experience of working within a school environment.


8.45 am – 4.30 pm (Monday to Thursday)
8.45 am – 4.15 pm (Friday)

36 hours per week

The Science Technician will be required to work on Open Day each year (a Saturday) and attend occasional events at the school in the evening, for which time off in lieu will be given.


NJC Scale Points 1-4 (£17,842 - £18,933) per annum


For an application form, please click DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACK

Monitoring Form can be downloaded from the ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS section

The closing date for completed and signed application forms is Friday 24 September 2021 at 12 noon.

Application forms should be addressed to: The HR Manager, Lagan College, 44 Manse Road. Belfast BT8 6SA.

Late or emailed/faxed application forms will not be accepted.

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Permanent Full-Time
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Education & Training, Pharmaceutical & Science
Job Roles
Technician, Science Technician
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Lagan College

44 Manse Road,
Co. Antrim,

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