Positions Available

Laboratory Manager

The Laboratory Manager is a key position with the Science Department and works collaboratively with the science teaching staff, including the Head of Learning. The purpose of the role is to ensure efficient and effective operation of the Science laboratories and management of resources.

The position is 12 months fixed term, full-time commencing from 7 October 2019, working Term weeks.

The Laboratory Manager will exercise significant initiative and be able to work autonomously and will prepare materials for all Science disciplines from Years 7 to 10 while being a specialist for years 11 and 12 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The Laboratory Manager must be appropriately qualified with demonstrated experience, knowledge, competence and skill as a Science Laboratory staff member to undertake this essential role for the School to achieve its curriculum goals.

The Laboratory Manager will need to be very organised and self-disciplined, have high standards and strive to improve their own practice and to make efficiencies in the school setting. Please ensure you view the Position Description found on our website;

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Manage the laboratory effectively.
  • Design, trial and demonstrate experiments for lesson use if deemed necessary in collaboration with teaching staff.
  • Certify risk assessments for learning activities completed by teaching staff.
  • Advise and assist teachers and students in safety matters relating to science laboratories and processes.
  • Maintain chemical and scientific equipment registers and databases.
  • Implement and maintain safe storage/handling/disposal systems for chemicals and other toxic or biologically hazardous substances in accordance with current regulations.
  • Care for flora and fauna, and collect and maintain living specimens, in accordance with current regulations.

Skills and Experience Required;


  • Demonstrated relevant experience in a similar role as a Laboratory Manager.
  • A current Working with Children Check.


  • Experience working in a school setting.
  • Ability to learn and effectively use new software programs.

Hume Anglican Grammar is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the Child Safety Policy and Staff Code of Conduct. These documents may be downloaded from the School website.

How to apply:

  • Applications are required via SEEK, attaching the Hume Anglican Grammar application form, which addresses the Key Selection Criteria (KSC).
  • Please address your application to the Principal and include the following three separate documents; Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form.
  • Applicants who do not complete the Application Form will not be considered.

Please direct all enquiries to the Head of Learning – Science; Navneet Sharma. [email protected]

Applications close on Saturday, 20 July 2019 and must be made via SEEK


Closing date 20-Jul-2019


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