Notre Dame High School, Sheffield – Laboratory Technician (Level 3)

Your next step towards your dream career…


When? Monday – Friday, 37 hours per week.

Where? Sheffield

For how long? 24 months

How much? You’ll earn £159.10 per week plus you will receive all the training and support you need to become a qualified Level 3 Laboratory Technician.  

You’ll join Notre Dame High School as an apprentice Laboratory Technician for a fixed period of 24 months.  

The Science Department is located to the front of the main school building, its prominent position reflecting its high profile in the school. Four Technicians provide support for seventeen teachers working in accommodation which comprises thirteen laboratories, offices, a staff work room and prep rooms.


You’ll devote about 20% of your time to working towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro, who will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your apprenticeship.


More details:

The role of a Science Technician varies from day to day and tasks include:

  • To assist with the distribution of equipment and paperwork within the Science Department.
  • To ensure that equipment is kept clean and in good condition and maintain stock levels in laboratories.
  • To carry out minor repairs to equipment as instructed.
  • To understand and comply with current safety policies.
  • To undertake training, as necessary, in accordance with the school’s planned programme and participate in appraisal arrangements.
  • Keep workplace, prep rooms, laboratories and storerooms tidy.
  • Administrative duties

General duties:

  • To support and contribute to the Catholic nature of the school as directed by the Headteacher and Governors.
  • To share responsibility for the school’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

    Who we’re looking for:


    • Methodical working pattern
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to handle change & flexible approach to change
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organisation skills
    • Ability to work on own initiative but to ask if need help or misunderstand
    • Ability to prioritise workload

    Desired Qualities

    • Punctual
    • Enthusiastic and proactive to make improvements
    • Good team worker
    • Commitment to upholding the school ethos including spiritual life, use of authority and maintaining discipline
    • Values all children equally
    • Conducts oneself with humour, diplomacy and integrity
    • Motivated to work in a school with children and young people



    • GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English, and Science (essential)

    What next?

    At Notre Dame the ongoing professional development of all staff is a key priority. Our view is that we can always improve, not because we are not good enough but because we can be even better at what we do and that this in turn will ensure the very best outcomes for our students. We also aim to help staff to be ready for their ‘next step’ in their careers whatever that might be. 

    In order to achieve these aims we:


    • Have an ethos of ‘learning together’ through joint practice development which is conducted in a supportive and developmental way. Staff are encouraged to take risks and use research and evidence-based approaches to improve their classroom practice.
    • Encourage staff to be reflective and take the lead in their own professional development so that their individual needs are met.

    Things to consider:

    Please note, candidates living within a 1 hour commute radius of the vacancy location will be prioritised