Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Year 13 in custom-built facilities in a stunning location...

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Year 13 in custom-built facilities in a stunning location in Hong Kong. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse student body in Hong Kong. Having opened in September 2012, the School roll is currently 1260 and the school achieves some of the best results in Hong Kong at A-level and GCSE and pupils go on to study at some of the top universities across the world. Harrow Hong Kong is, however, about much more than academic results and our pupils excel in music, drama, sport and art as well as involving themselves in service to the local community.

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Science Laboratory Technician

Job level Entry
Work exp No work experience
Education Diploma / Certificate
Language English
Tuen Mun
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Medical plan, Shuttle bus
Industry Education / Training
Job function Science / Lab / Research > Laboratory
Science / Lab / Research > Technician
Published On 23/10/2018
ref. HISHK/SLT/201810

Job Title: Science Laboratory Technician

Job Purpose: Responsible for all matters relating to the technical running of the Science department. To Work closely with colleagues in the technician and teaching teams to ensure high standards are maintained within the Science department, with a particular focus on safety, resourcing and effective delivery of practical equipment to enable effective teaching and learning.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Reporting Line: Head of Science

Working Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, worked whilst the School is in session plus selected working days during School holiday

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide requested practical equipment and timely technical support to teaching staff during lessons (and ECAs and enrichment sessions) in line with requisitions submitted.
  • Trial and develop experiments including practical sheets/technician notes in order to offer advice and guidance to teaching staff.
  • Carry out regular routine maintenance of laboratory equipment, stock control and general administration tasks.
  • Manage equipment and stationery supplies, place orders and manage their deliver, ensuring sufficient supply is maintained.
  • Work closely with the Head of Science to produce a thorough budget for upcoming academic years. 
  • Contribute to the care of the plants and animals within the department.
  • Work with Facilities Management to ensure high standards of maintenance of the Science department areas.
  • Conduct regular check for all safety facilities. Keeping up to date with all health and safety procedures and policies and ensuring all labs reach EDB’s lab safety guideline and CLEAPSS standard.
  • Ensure the laboratories and preparation rooms are fully stocked and have a high level of orderliness and cleanliness.
  • Undertaking duties as the Head of School may reasonably request.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. The post holder will be expected to comply with any reasonable request by the line manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the line manager and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All adults in the School community are expected to follow its Child Protection procedures and are required to undertake safeguarding checks.

Harrow International School Hong Kong reserves the right to recruit at any stage during the selection process.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile: 


  • A recognised Degree / Diploma / Higher Diploma in Science or Technology
  • Certificate for Laboratory Technicians or a willingness to obtain one would be preferred


  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Chinese


  • Two or more years of relevant work experience, preferably in an educational setting, although the right candidate with less experience or newly qualified graduate will be considered
  • Strong practical skills in school laboratory operation
  • Strong experience in taking care of animals is an advantage


  • Computer literate

Personal Qualities:

  • Good team spirit, strong initiative, multi-tasking and able to meet tight deadline
  • Responsible, detail-minded, proactive and initiative
  • Handle confidential information in a professional manner


  • Self-motivated, with good sense of responsibility
  • Proactive and a positive ‘can do’ approach in all aspects of the role
  • Collaborative approach to team working, both internally and with external vendors
  • Flexible, diligent, positive and enthusiastic
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn and develop new skills, as required by the role
  • High levels of personal presentation, integrity and communication skill

All applicants should have in place the right to work in Hong Kong

Application deadline: 2 November 2018 (Early applications are encouraged)

The application form can be downloaded from http://www.harrowschool.hk/career.aspx. Interested candidates please send a full resume with current and expected salary by clicking . Please state the job title and the reference code “HISHK/SLT/201810" in the subject of your email. Personal data provided by job applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used strictly for recruitment purpose only. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.