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  • Required for November 2019
    Application Closes: 21/10/2019
    Interview Date: TBC
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Weeks of work: 38
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 37
  • Post: Technician
    Salary: D 6 - £19,171.00 to D 8 - £19,945.00 Pro-rata
    Responsible to: Head of Faculty
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

To support teaching and learning in the Design & Technology/Food Technology and Performing Arts Departments on a day to day basis as directed by the Heads of Departments.


Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • To liaise regularly with the Heads of Departments.
  • To prepare and clear away materials within the departments and assist with the demonstration of lessons.
  • To provide basic maintenance, setting up and cleaning of tools, machinery, musical instruments and any other equipment as required.
  • To support staff in the use of ICT, including CAD/CAM and the filming of exam performances.
  • To organise, maintain and monitor all tools, machinery and equipment, including the management of laundry items.
  • To order resources and stock.
  • To maintain an inventory and management of materials and stock.
  • To use heat treatment facilities; brazing, welding and casting.
  • To report faulty machinery and liaise with contractors where appropriate.
  • To maintain classroom displays and storage areas.
  • To complete Health and Safety audits and provide advice to staff.
  • To organise sales to students.
  • To assist teaching staff to support teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • To assist in the preparation of sets to be used in Drama/Music performances.
  • To carry out Fire Marshall duties in the case of Fire and/or Emergency Evacuation.
  • To be aware of and work in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
  • To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
  • To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.


To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.


This job description may be subject to change, following consultation between the post holder and the Academy.


Personal Contacts:

External:              Contractors, suppliers, parents, external agency professionals.

Internal:               Students, staff, AAB members, parents and any other visitors to the Academy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate


  • GCSE Maths and English grades C or above (or equivalent) (C)
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and/or enhance qualifications and training for development in the post (I)
  • Excellent communication and listening skills (I)
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality (I)
  • Working knowledge of standard computer packages (word processing, email and spreadsheets) (A)
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload to meet appropriate deadlines (I)
  • Efficient and effective organisational skills (I)
  • Ability to relate to students in a pleasant and sympathetic manner and to recognise potential child safeguarding issues (I)
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team (I)
  • Commitment to self and team development (I)
  • Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity and responsibility (I)
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (I)
  • A professional responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people (I)
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)


  • Previous experience of working with young people preferably in a school setting (A)
  • Previous experience within the specific curriculum area (A)
  • Understanding of Academy child safeguarding procedures (A)