Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health & Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each studentís potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.

Laboratory Technician

Part-time – 14 hours per week 

Term time only – 35 week per year 

£7,500 (actual salary)

Elmhurst Ballet School is a world-leader in ballet training and education, inspiring nurturing and celebrating young ballet dancers with the talent, commitment and passion to become exceptional dance professionals. We offer a strong academic education to all of our students to complement and enrich our vocational dance training, and to help develop well-rounded and versatile students.  

We are currently recruiting for a part-time Laboratory Technician to provide technical support to the small science department, contributing to students' learning experience by assisting with the preparation of materials and apparatus for practical work, innovating and creating new equipment

Applicants would benefit from relevant previous experience and familiarity with the handling of chemicals and scientific equipment along with a good understanding of laboratory safety.

The preparation and trialling of GCSE science and A’ Level Biology practical’s comprises a core part of this role and experience would be preferable, but not essential.

Applicants would also be required to keep stock checks, place orders for chemicals, equipment and stationery and take care of deliveries and invoices as well as keep departmental financial records.


This post is part-time (14 hours per week) and term-time only.

Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 12 noon (may need to be flexible).

Additional Information

Further information and an applicant's pack can be downloaded from below. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the school by contacting reception on

0121 472 6655.

Please note that all applications must be received on the application form below. We do not accept CV's.

Completed application packs should be emailed to or send to: Liz Innis, Elmhurst Ballet School, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UH.


Closing Date 

Friday 30th August 2019

Interview Date 

w/c 9th September 2019


Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk). 

Application Pack

Laboratory Technician job description - July 2019
Application Form
Equality Diversity Form
The Right to Work in the UK Form
Information about working at Elmhurst
Staff Recruitment Procedure
Privacy Notice for Staff and Governors

Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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