Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Science Technician

SGS The Pegasus School

Discover the benefits of joining SGS Academy Trust

Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

SGS Academy Trust and SGS Pegasus School have an exciting opportunity for a Science Technician.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assisting and advising teaching staff on the preparation and layout in classrooms for practical exercises, running trials of experiments, demonstrations and helping students with learning activities
  • Ensuring equipment and materials prepared for lessons are to the teacher’s specifications, including making up special equipment or modifying from existing equipment
  • Advising students on the safe and proper use of tools and equipment and on the correct and safe way to carry out learning activities. and staff, on Health and Safety issues and on the best way to carry out practical work
  • Assisting in the safety, repair and general maintenance of all resources, equipment and tools
  • Undertaking safety checks as required to comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, COSHH and other relevant legislation and policies

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • Qualifications to A Level or equivalent (A Level in either physics, chemistry or biology) COSHH training as appropriate
  • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • Good understanding of a range of chemicals and their properties
  • Experience or solid understanding of working as a technician in a school or educational establishment, undertaking a range of practical tasks
  • Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload

Undertaking safety checks as required to comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, COSHH and other relevant legislation and policies

Why choose SGS Pegasus?

You will become part of the wider SGS family supporting you with your professional development, access to the LGPS scheme, discounted shopping benefits, and access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources.

SGS Pegasus celebrates diversity and serves a vibrant multi-cultural in-take. Pegasus’ leadership and staff are passionate about the development of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and want this to be reflected throughout the Academy including representation within the staff body. A proportion of students are from different minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds. Students are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community. They benefit from a positive and supportive learning environment.

Closing Date:  12 midnight 23 August 2023, applications in after this time will not be considered     

Expected Interview Date: Wednesday 6 September 2023.

SGS Group is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job


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Date Posted: 24/07/2023

Deadline for applications: 23/08/2023

Location: SGS Pegasus School, Hempton Lane, South Gloucestershire BS32 4AJ

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