Fantastic Secondary School in North West London seeks an organised and practical Design Technology graduate or Design Technology specialist to work as an Design Technology Technician, starting in November 2023.
- Outstanding Secondary School in North West London
- 31% GCSE grades 9 - 7 (inc. Eng & Maths)
- 87% A Level grades A* - C
- Design Technology Technician
- £18,659 - £26,568
- Permanent contract, November 2023
School Vision - Design Technology Technician
'Learning today: Leading tomorrow' underpins their vision for all members of their diverse, vibrant community.
To realise the vision they are determined to be;
- an inspirational, inclusive learning school, with the highest expectations, where each person is enabled to achieve their personal best
- a community and family centred school where they work in partnership to empower, support and prepare young people with the resilience to meet local, national and global challenges
- a safe happy school, appreciative of their natural environment that recognises and aims to meet the diverse educational, social, physical and emotional needs of every individual
- a reflective and responsive school where strong and inspiring leadership is promoted with students and staff at every opportunity
- they encourage each student to develop a wide range of skills and interests, to achieve their personal best and to work co-operatively with consideration for all members of our learning community at all times.
The School aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for each pupil which will help them achieve their best, develop their confidence and encourage them to be a thoughtful and active member of society. They consider that their aims for their pupils are best achieved through a close partnership between school and home, and they work together with parents to ensure their child's success.
Job Role - Design Technology Technician
- Responsible to the Head of Design Technology for the technical service to the Design & Technology Faculty.
- Ensuring that the practical needs of the teaching staff are met in accordance with School schemes of learning.
- Working cohesively with a team of Design Technology Technicians.
- Ensure that all Design Technology equipment is well maintained.
- Stocktaking of resources within Design Technology to ensure minimum stock levels.
- Ensuring the Design Technology resource room is well organised, accessible and user friendly.
- Ensure that subject knowledge is up-to-date and any relevant training is attended.
- Supporting wider school activities such as open days etc
- Attend faculty meetings to brief staff on new equipment or practical ideas.
- Disposal and arranging for the disposal of waste materials.
- Remain up-to-date with the latest health and safety protocols with regards to hazardous materials.
- Resources: Ensuring that appropriate stock level of apparatus or material are maintained including maintaining stock records. Maintaining stock books including carrying out or arranging for stock checks.
- Placing and progressing orders, ensuring that expenditure is in accordance with department policy, checking or arranging for the checking of deliveries.
- Identifying equipment needs in consultation with teaching and technician staff and participating in the selection of new items of equipment.
- Organisation and storage of equipment, apparatus and materials in accordance with the Borough's regulations where appropriate.
- Participating in the development of Design Technology Faculty's practical and technical facilities to meet teaching/learning needs.
- Maintaining (including repair) and arranging for the maintenance and repair of Faculty apparatus and equipment.
- Ensuring the maintenance of Design Technology services and facilities, liaising with the premises staff as appropriate.
- Preparing apparatus, material and setting up equipment and apparatus for use in practical classes.
- Setting up and on occasions carrying out demonstrations.
- Retrieving and cleaning away apparatus, etc, after use.
- Constructing and modifying apparatus.
- Ensuring that the practical requirements of practical examinations/assessments are met.
- Ensuring that satisfactory standards of safety and security are maintained in accordance with School/Borough policy.
- Other appropriate technician duties as requested by the Head of Design Technology.
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