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Science Technician (Sunderland Sixth Form)

Sunderland Sixth Form

Location:  Bede
Salary:  £22,302 to £23,552 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 26 February 2024
Reference:  0077-24

About the role

An exciting opportunity has now arisen within our busy and thriving Sixth Form based at the Bede Campus, Sunderland. Working in a suite of three science laboratories, we are seeking to appoint a Science Technician to work as a part of a friendly and successful team providing an efficient and effective range of technical support to our A level subject specialists and students. You will be responsible for supporting the teaching staff and students in the preparation of equipment, apparatus, materials and chemicals, the conduct of practical work, the application of health and safety policies and the proper management and maintenance of laboratories and associated rooms.


About you

The successful candidate will: 

• have a passion for sharing their scientific knowledge to inspire and support our students; 

• be required to demonstrate engaging and innovative planning of and assistance with Science practical’s supporting both teaching staff and students; 

• prepare equipment for lessons and have responsibility for the maintenance of resources; 

• supervise the health and safety practice during lessons where specialist equipment is used; 

• ideally possess a minimum of Science, English and Maths GCSE’s or equivalent, have A levels (or equivalent) in at least one Science subject; and experience of working within a science laboratory.


About us

At Education Partnership North East, we are passionate about transforming lives through education. As a leading education provider in the North East of England, comprising of Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form we are committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences that help our students to achieve their full potential; and we are ambitious.

At Sunderland Sixth Form, which is part of Sunderland College based at Bede Campus, we have a strong college community and encourage our staff and students to be their authentic selves, be respectful of others and to be innovative in how they deliver an excellent student experience by creating an exciting future for everyone working and studying across the group. 

As an employer, we are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture where our staff can thrive. We believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are committed to investing in their development and wellbeing.

Sunderland Sixth Form is the top performing Sixth Form in the North East for student achievement.


Key reasons for working at Education Partnership North East:

  • we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for creating a positive and productive workplace culture. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our staff, regardless of their background or identity.
  • we believe that ongoing learning and development are crucial for our employees' success and job satisfaction. We offer a range of training and development opportunities, including regular CPD sessions, mentoring, and leadership development programs.
  • we offer a competitive benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme (TPS), a very generous holiday entitlement and access to a range of employee support services, including a confidential employee assistance program.
  • we foster a collaborative and supportive work environment that encourages our staff to share ideas, work together, and support one another. We value open communication and transparency, and we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees.
  • our staff have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. Whether you are a teacher, support staff member, or part of our corporate team, you can be proud of the important work you do every day.


If you are looking for a rewarding career with an organisation that is committed to making a difference, we invite you to apply for our open position. Join our team at Education Partnership North East and help us to transform lives through education.


Please see the following link to our recent 2022 Ofsted Report, in which EPNE was graded as being ‘Good, with Outstanding Personal Development’ of our students -


Please contact Adam Sams, Head of Sixth Form, should you wish to have an informal chat about the role – 

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