Science Technician

West Dunbartonshire Council

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Job Description

Post 1 - 35 Hours Location (Permanent) – Our Lady & St Patrick High School , Dumbarton
Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday 08.45 to 16.30, Vale of Leven Academy Tuesday 08.45 to 16.30.

Post 2 – 7 hours (Permanent) – Wednesday 08.45 to 16.30 St Peter the Apostle High School ,Clydebank (This is a part time post and the salary will be pro rata to the number of hours worked).

Applications are invited for highly enthusiastic and dynamic fully qualified Science Technicians with relevant science support environment experience to join our Technician team.

Candidates will have gained work experience as a Science Technician in an educational establishment or a similar type working environment and experience and knowledge of laboratory health and safety procedures including an understanding of COSHH regulations is essential.

A team player with excellent communication written and numeracy skills are key aspects of this role together with the ability to work using own initiative.

The successful candidate should be able to prioritise daily work tasks and be IT literate.

The Technician Support Service covers Science and Technology support needs at each of our five high
schools and it is possible that working in any of our other schools Science departments may also be required on specific occasions throughout the yearly school term.

For further information on the post please contact Jim Cowan/Education Principal Technician/West Dunbartonshire Council on his mobile 07931248922 or Email


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.

Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

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West Dunbartonshire offers a family friendly working environment, endeavours to ensure a work life balance and welcomes applications from employees requiring flexibility. For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:
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