Vacature Science Technician (Senior School) in Amsterdam


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Science Technician (Senior School) 
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  • You will be responsible to the Lead Teachers of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in coordinating the use of, and development of, practical resources and facilities, including the provision of guidance and support in meeting the practical requirements of the Science Curriculum, including liaising with all areas of the school and outside organisations.
  • Ensure that the Science Team is resourced, organised and developed to meet the performance standards required by the department.
  • Take a lead role in the design, development and maintenance of specialist resources including involvement in the development of new science laboratories.
  • Offer professional guidance, assistance and support to pupils and teachers on the practical aspects of the curriculum.
  • Be responsible for setting up and monitoring systems used in the management and control of practical resources.
  • Undertake the lead role within the Science Department on routine and non-routine checking, cleaning, maintenance, calibration, testing and repairing of equipment to the required standard and report to the Facilities Manager.
  • Arrange the collection of specimens for curriculum purposes.
  • Recognise problems and apply appropriate scientific methods to identify causes and achieve solutions.
  • Maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice through professional development activity.
  • Operate and monitor systems for the safe storage of equipment, apparatus and materials, including chemicals.
  • Arrange for the disposal of waste laboratory materials, including chemical and biological waste.
  • Ensure satisfactory maintenance of laboratories, storage rooms and preparation rooms, and liaison on safety and relevant legal requirements.
  • Provide advice and assistance to staff on safe working practices and problems relating to health and safety, on the use of apparatus and equipment.
  • Ensure that standardised risk assessments are available and that all staff are aware of their location.
  • Maintain a resource bank of safety information.
  • Provide first aid treatment for minor laboratory injuries and maintain first aid equipment in laboratory areas.
  • Participate in the development of the Science Department’s practical and technical facilities to meet teaching/learning needs, including assisting in planning layout of new facilities and advice on specialised requirements in furniture, fittings and services. 
  • Identify equipment needs in consultation with teaching staff and participate in the selection of new items and advise on best-value suppliers.
  • Maintain awareness of recent scientific and education developments.
  • Advise teaching staff of the technical requirements raised by the curriculum and identifying in conjunction with teaching staff the technical support needs generated by curriculum development.


  • A science-based degree or Higher Secondary qualifications.
  • An excellent working knowledge of English.
  • Excellent knowledge of safety procedures in a laboratory. environment and the safe storage of chemicals and equipment.
  • Up to date knowledge of laboratory procedures.
  • A professional understanding of the education needs of children.


The post is 0.8 (four-days a week) and term time only. The contract is initially for one year but can be extended subject to mutual agreement. Salary details depend on experience and are available on request.

Benefits include
  • Competitive salary
  • Fulltime salary range € 1,941.38- € 2,903.48.
  • Pension plan.
  • 25 days holiday, plus the statutory holidays
  • Travel expenses of €0.19 per km if travelling by car (up to a monthly maximum of €180) or by public transport (if coming from outside of Amsterdam) of up to €300 per month (in standard class).

Sollicitatie informatie

Sollicitatie informatie
To apply for the job you have to complete the application form, which can be found on our website. The application form should include a covering letter, addressed to the Principal, Paul Morgan, along with the contact details for two referees. Once completed it should be sent to by Thursday 13 December 12pm (CET).  Further information can be obtained by sending an email to the HR Manager, Zefania Cairo, After the closing date we will contact successfully shortlisted candidates with more details about the interview process. Interviews will take place on Tuesday morning the 18th of December. Previous candidates can re-apply.

The British School of Amsterdam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Any role offered at The British School will be subject to various background checks that include receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification checks and police checks (including overseas).
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