• Location: Swansea, SA4 6RD
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 11 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Science Technician

Science Technician

Gower College Swansea
About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Science team at Gower College Swansea working at Gorseinon and Tycoch Campus.
  • Full-time (37 hours per week)
  • Term time (36 weeks per annum)
  • Permanent
  • £18,698 - £19,097 per annum
  • Gorseinon & Tycoch campus
Key Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with teaching staff to support the delivery of A Level and Vocational Science courses
  • Ensure that all practical sessions are planned effectively and a safe working environment is maintained
  • Complete First Responder training and undertake the duties
About you:
  • Ideally possess a Level 2 qualification in Mathematics and Science
  • Ideally with a science background and a current knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • Recent experience of working as a Science Technician in an educational setting is desirable
  • Sound administration skills and be proficient in the use of spreadsheets and databases
Benefits for you:
  • 28 days (pro-rata) annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
  • View more benefits here:
We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

The successful candidate must go through First Responder training and undertake the duties. Upon completion of training, you will receive an additional £50 per month.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).