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



Location: Croydon, Surrey

Required for: November 2022

Contract: Permanent (term-time)

Hours: 8am - 3.45pm Monday to Friday

(36 hours per week)

Salary: Grade 4 - Point 8-10

(£23,817.00 - £24,684.00 pro-rata)

Closing Date: Friday 14th October 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 17th October 2022


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 Andrew, Headteacher’s PA via by 14th October 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 Joan Andrew, the Headteacher’s PA via Visits to the school prior to application are welcome.


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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: Suppliers § Parents and Carers

Key Internal Contacts:  Head of Department  Staff § Governors § School Chaplaincy Team

§ Cleaners § Pupils and students § Visitors

Financial Dimensions: § Equipment § Tools  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