Lab Technician

Role description

Kings is hiring a lab technician to work in a school science department to help us deliver high-quality and engaging science practical experiments. Top-quality science teaching can only take place with a reliable lab technician and we are looking for a strong candidate to join our elite teaching team. Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Duties and responsibilities

    The successful applicant for this post will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for receiving orders from teachers for lab experiments. They will prepare all necessary equipment and materials, accurately prepared in accordance with the experiment request and delivered on time. After experiments, they will be responsible for cleaning the equipment and disposing of the waste safely.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the inventory and ordering materials as needed.
  • Be responsible for scheduling the repair/servicing of equipment as needed.
  • Take part in the science department and school meetings as necessary.
  • Depending on the candidate’s experience, they may be involved in assisting students and teachers in the experiments.
  • The expectation is that this will all be performed in compliance with local safety regulations and school safety procedures.
  • Help teachers in experiments, covering lessons
  • Ensure that all work is delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies
  • To keep work areas tidy and well organised
  • Participate in relevant trainings and professional development
  • To support the school's aims and objectives for teaching and learning
  • Keep work areas tidy and well organised.

Person specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The right person for the position will:

      Be working with primary and secondary school teachers as well as students covering KS1/2, KS3, KS4, and KS5 (IGCSE and A levels).
    • This will cover all science disciplines – combined sciences, chemistry, physics, and biology.
    • We are looking for a lab technician who is capable of safely working with science equipment and chemicals.
    • Opportunity to work with local and international educators communicating in English and Albanian.
    • The successful candidate will be an organised individual with good communication skills, a flexible, problem-solving attitude, and outstanding attention to detail.
    • The candidate will have a science degree and/or background working in a science lab.
    • Their line manager will be the Head of Science.

How to apply:

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact:

Applications should be made : As soon as possible

Interviews will commence: As soon as application has been received and considered.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Evaluation of Leadership Team and Department Head
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.