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Biology Technician

7 November 2019

UWC Atlantic College




Biology Technician
Grade 4 - £16,992 - £18,760 for 39 weeks a year
UWC Atlantic, founded in 1962, is the original United World College. Enjoying a
spectacular location at St. Donat’s Castle, perched above the Bristol Channel
approximately 20 miles west of Cardiff, our 380 students are drawn from over 90
countries, with many attending on scholarship and all of them taking part in a
well-developed co-curricular programme.
Our unique and distinctive mission is ‘to make education a force to unite people,
nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’. The College encourages
international understanding and tolerance by demonstrating that conflict and
hostility can be overcome if young people from different nations, races and
religions are brought together and challenged physically and academically.
Instrumental in the creation of the International Baccalaureate, UWC Atlantic has
a global reputation for educational innovation. Students come inspired by our
mission and values and graduate empowered to make a positive difference in the
world. 2018 marked the 50 th anniversary of the IB Diploma Programme, developed
by UWC Atlantic in collaboration with the Geneva International School and the
United Nations School in New York. It is now time for the next bold innovation in
international education. UWC Atlantic, and the wider UWC global educational
movement, are uniquely qualified and placed to develop and deliver such a
pioneering new curricular approach.
With a recognised qualification in Science at A level or above or equivalent
experience in a biology laboratory, you will be able to provide technical, practical
and advisory support to the teaching of the IB Biology Diploma (IB DP Biology and
Environmental Systems), demonstrating, assisting demonstrations and supporting
teaching colleagues in the safe conduct of experiments and practical techniques.
You will manage, prepare and issue all equipment, materials, chemicals and tools
required for lessons and ensure laboratories are set up prior to lessons and cleared
following them.
Your experience in a laboratory means that you are comfortable in managing and
organising equipment, stocks and materials and you are also able to work as part
of a team and on your own initiative. You will motivate, inspire and enthuse
students when you deliver one to one or group training to enable them to deliver
their projects safely. Your knowledge of health and safety enables you to prepare
risk assessments, identify hazards and risks and implement appropriate mitigation.
With great planning and organisational skills, you will supervise additional non
timetabled laboratory work and offer practical guidance to students.
You are calm, work well under pressure and can cope with the unexpected whilst
demonstrating a high level of motivation, a desire to succeed and achieve results
to ensure that our students are fully supported.
Further information about this position, including details of how to apply, is
available on our website
When applying for a job at the college, you should ensure that you are already
authorised to work in in the United Kingdom (UK). In accordance with the
Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 we require confirmation of candidates’
permission to live and work in the UK. All candidates will therefore be
required to produce at interview original documents (details of which will be
included with the interview invitation letter) which demonstrate an ability to
live and work in the UK and to do the type of work being offered.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon 22 October 2019
The selection process will be held on one day Tuesday 5 November 2019
UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young
people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening
appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure
and Barring Service.
Registered Charity Number: 525761