Whitgift School

Senior Science Technician Team Leader, South Croydon

Location: South Croydon CR2 6YT

Salary: £38,085 - £40,230 pa pro rata to £34,422 – £36,361 pa (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Working Pattern: Fixed Term Full time

Closing date: 31 May 2020


Fixed term contract

Full-Time, Term-Time only + 5 weeks

Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1500 pupils including over one hundred boarding pupils and flexi boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Science Technician Team Leader to a busy Science Faculty. Reporting to the Head of Science, this key role involves responsibility for the day-to-day running of the practical and technical support service. Previous experience in a similar role in a school or scientific working environment is essential.

The main responsibilities are:

line management of eight technicians to ensure that the existing expertise is effectively and smoothly managed and supported

adapting and improving existing protocols and procedures, requiring effective and experienced project management

monitoring and developing existing and planned lab development and use.

The ability to deliver all three aspects of the job is an important feature of this post.

We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further details and an online application form, please visit

To apply, select the white 'documents available' button at the top left of the advertisement, and the green 'apply' button on the top right for the online application form. For any queries, please telephone Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 31 May 2020

Due to the current uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the school may amend the closing date and interview date(s) to ensure the health and welfare of our school community.

Whitgift School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service

Whitgift School
Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 6YT
Tel: 020 8688 9222