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Hereford Sixth Form College has over 2000 full-time 16-19 students and an excellent reputation for its results and extra-curricular provision.  Rated Ofsted outstanding in 2007; the College consistently achieves one of the highest Advanced Level points scores per entry of over 100 SFC’s nationally and has outstanding value added results as measured by both the ALIS and ALPS systems.

The Heart of Mercia Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), formed on 1 April 2019 and delivers post 16 education in Hereford, Stourbridge and Worcester. Hereford Sixth Form College is part of this Trust. The MAT has an annual budget of £28m and serves the needs of 5,500 students across the region. 

The closing dates are given as a guide. We reserve the right to close vacancies at any time. If you do not hear from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful at this time.

All applications must be made on either the College’s application form or the MAT's application form. Each role will specify which application form to use. Completed application forms should be sent to Charlie Lewis, HR Administrator via email recruitment@hereford.ac.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs. 

Hereford Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All posts are subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. The College also celebrates diversity and aims to recruit a diverse range of staff.

We currently have the following vacancy:

Science Technician

Full time, term time only, permanent

Salary:  Support Staff Scale Point 8 (£21,810 FTE) giving a pro-rata salary of £18,285 per annum

We are looking for a full-time Science Technician to work with our Chemistry and Physics Departments. The successful candidate would receive support from other technicians within the college. A commitment to professional development and training is required.

The successful science technician will:

  • assist with, and manage, the equipment in the Chemistry and Physics departments
  • prepare solutions and other materials ready for practical classes
  • work with teachers to ensure the safe and successful completion of the practical courses.

You MUST have:

  • A strong science background (e.g. academic qualifications and/or relevant practical experience)
  • Excellent practical skills
  • An eye for detail and ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • A friendly and approachable personality

Applicants should preferably have experience of working in a learning environment and have excellent planning, administration and organisation skills. The successful candidate will be passionate about supporting the teaching and learning of students at the College.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 14th December 2022, 12 noon

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Start Date:  Spring  Term 2023

Science Technician Job Description

Science Technician Application Form

Hereford Sixth Form College is committed to the principles of the General Data Protections Regulations that came into force on 25th May 2018 and subsequent Data Protection Regulations 2018. We set out how we do this in privacy notices.

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Please see our Privacy notice for applicants below.

At Hereford Sixth Form College we are committed to carrying out our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. Please see our key policies at the bottom of this page which sets out our policies and procedures on this and statutory guidance.

Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

Code of Conduct for Staff Policy and Procedure

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020/21

Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 2021

Whistle Blowing Policy 2021/22

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Policy including Disability Disclosure and Confidentiality 2020/21