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Technician (Biology)

Pin icon BT18 Holywood
Pound Sterling icon Points 5-6 (annual salary of £17,976 - £18,276)
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Join the Sullivan Upper School team in Holywood as a Biology Technician!

Benefit from a generous holiday allowance, a competitive part-time salary of £17,976 - £18276 as well as a supportive and collaborative school environment! Read on to find out more…

Biology Technician
Holywood, BT18 9EP

  • Part time during term time (32.5 hours per week), permanent
  • Start commencing September 2024
  • Points 5-6 (annual salary of £17,976 - £18,276)
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Opportunity to join the Benenden Health Scheme as a corporate member
  • Membership of the NILGOSC Pension scheme

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

The Role:

We are looking for a dedicated Technician to support our Biology Department. This role is pivotal in ensuring that our biology classes run smoothly and efficiently, contributing directly to the high-quality education we offer our students. The position has arisen due to the retirement of a valued team member.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lesson Preparation: Collaborate with teaching staff to prepare resources for classes
  • Resource Management: Organize and maintain storage of tools, equipment, and materials
  • Equipment Maintenance: Maintain and service equipment, ensuring all items are in good working order
  • Health and Safety: Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations within the department.
  • Administrative Support: Assist with inventory management, ordering supplies, and maintaining departmental records

The above is not an exhaustive list – please refer to the job description for this role (this is available upon request or from the Sullivan Upper School website.

Working Hours:

  • 32.5 hours per week during the school year (September to June)
  • Daily from: 8:45am – 3:45pm
  • Breaks: 30 minutes lunch and 10-minute morning break for tea/coffee

Ideal Candidate:

We are seeking a proactive organised individual with a passion for supporting educational activities. You will have:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade A* to C, including English, Maths, and a science subject
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and remain calm under pressure
  • A Level or higher qualification in Biology or a related subject is desirable
  • Experience working as a technician in an educational setting is desirable

Please refer to the full details included in the information about the post (this is available upon request or from the Sullivan Upper School website).


  • Competitive salary based on NJC Scales (£17,976 - £18,276)
  • Generous leave arrangements (22 days’ annual leave to be taken during school holidays (which rises to 26 after 5 years’ service) plus 13 days statutory holidays
  • Membership to the NILGOSC superannuation scheme
  • Opportunity to join the Benenden Health Scheme as a corporate member and have immediate access to all the healthcare benefits on offer

About Sullivan Upper School:

Sullivan Upper School is a large co-educational and interdenominational voluntary grammar school

situated in 25 acres of its own grounds on the edge of Holywood, overlooking Belfast Lough. There

are at present 1,250 pupils in the school, some 180 of them in the Preparatory Department. It is

owned and managed in all its affairs by the Board of Governors of the School, which is drawn from

the local community and reflects the main religious denominations of Holywood. The school is

funded directly by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland.

if you are seeking a chance to support our Biology department, don’t hesitate to apply!

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to complete your application form.

Close date: 3rd June 2024 at noon

Interview date: Tuesday 18th June currently the proposed date

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Biology Technician, Laboratory Technician, Research Technician, Technical Support Technician, Laboratory Asisstant, Education Support Worker, Health and Safety Technician, Laboratory Manager, Educational Support Staff, Educational Support.