Hello and Welcome

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in this post at Archbishop Tenison’s.

We hope that you will find all your questions answered by the details provided, but, if not, please contact Mrs Sue Rathbone, current PA. Archbishop Tenison’s is a lively, friendly and high achieving school, where pupils and students take their studies seriously. As a Church of England school we are always pleased to receive applications from those keen to help us develop our Christian ethos. We look forward to receiving your application and discussing the role further to those called for interview.

In your letter please include the following points: 

Why you would like to take up this post at this time. 

Which experience and qualities make you particularly suitable for the post.

Yours sincerely

Richard Parrish, Headteacher




Job Description

Job Title:    Senior Science Technician
School /Academy:    Archbishop Tenison’s School 
Grade Range:    Grade 4 - Point 8-10 
Hours per week:    36 hours
Work Pattern:    Term-time only 
Location:    Archbishop Tenison’s CE High school, Selborne Road, Croydon, CR0 5JQ
Reports to:    Head of Science
Responsible for:    N/A

Role Purpose and Role Dimensions:

 •    prepare materials for lessons 
•    advise pupils and students on safe and proper use of tools and equipment
•    highlight any health and safety issues
•    maintain all resources 
•    understand the subject scheme of work to prepare for practical lessons
•    stock checking
•    carry out safety checks including risk assessments for practical and technical activities
•    ensure all equipment and materials are stored safely
•    dispose of chemicals/hazardous waste in a safe manner
•    maintain equipment and organise repairs in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
•    work closely with other technical staff to keep a clean and tidy, safe working area

Commitment to Diversity:    As a member of the school community, to take individual and collective professional responsibility for championing the school's diversity agenda and proactively implementing initiatives, which secure equality of access and outcomes.  Also to commit to continually developing personal understanding of diversity.

Key External Contacts:  

Parents and Carers

Key Internal Contacts:

Head of Department
School Chaplaincy Team
Pupils and students
Financial Dimensions:

Maintenance of resources
Security of equipment
Stock Keeping to include chemical; equipment and textbooks and stationery 
Key Areas for Decision Making:

Health and Safety 
COSHH and other relevant legislation and school documentation
Safe storage of all equipment and materials
Risk Assessments for practical and technical activities


My Story


Location:  Croydon, Surrey

Required for: 1st September 2022

Contract: Permanent (term-time)

Hours: 8am - 3.42pm Monday to Friday, (36 hours per week)

Salary: Grade 4 - Point 8-10

 (£23,817.00 - £24,684.00 pro-rata)

Closing Date: Friday 8th July 2022

Interview Date: tbc

We are looking for a hard-working, ambitious and energetic Senior Science Technician to join our small but busy Science Department alongside the Head of Department, teaching staff and other members of support staff. You will assist and advise teaching staff with the preparation of equipment for experiments and demonstrations and layouts of classrooms. Assisting pupils and students where appropriate at both Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level.

This position has become available due to the current post holder retiring after many years at Tenison’s.

Applicants should complete the Support Staff Application form and send to Mrs Rathbone, Headteacher’s PA via by 8th July 2022.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Science Technician experience

  • knowledge of Health and Safety, COSHH and other relevant legislation

  • experience completing risk assessments for practical and technical activities


We can offer you:

  • a rewarding but challenging working environment

  • an optimistic and motivating leadership team

  • the opportunity to work closely with the Head of Science and wider professional team

  • be part of a school with strong traditions

  • develop professionally and personally in a secure, but lively atmosphere

  • contribute to our pastoral care and our Christian ethos


Archbishop Tenison’s is a 308 year old Church of England, mixed 11-18 comprehensive school with an excellent track record at both GCSE and A Level. Most importantly, it is a community where the people who work believe they can make a difference to the young people they teach. Our school motto is “Academic excellence for each person in a Christian community”.


The school is situated near East Croydon Station which has excellent fast rail links to London and the South Coast. There is staff parking on-site at the school.

Archbishop Tenison’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any appointment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure as well as any other pre-employment checks.


For any further information, please contact Sue Rathbone, the Headteacher’s PA via  Visits to the school prior to application are welcome.

To apply please use this link:-