Technician - Technology
Purpose of the job:
Serlby Park Academy are looking to appoint a Technology Technician to join our academy in November 2020. To support teaching and learning in the Department on a day to day basis as directed by the Head of Department.
The academy is a 3-16 all through school situated in a small village with a real community feel. We feel passionate about providing our young people with the best experiences, the best outcomes and the best opportunities. We place our learners’ individual needs at the heart of what we do and pride ourselves in our adaptability and willingness to engage fully with our students, their parents and the communities they live in. This role provides an unusual and exciting opportunity for a teacher who is passionate about the opportunity to impact on the lives of students from when they join the academy at the age of 3 in an all through 3-16 setting.
You will be joining an ambitious, committed and hardworking team who are relentless in their drive to make a genuine difference to and lasting impact on our young people, staff, families and the wider community. We value kindness and seek to create an academy where staff feel supported and students feel safe. If you feel you would be the right fit for this role then we would very much like to hear from you.
Responsibilities and accountabilities:
- To liaise regularly with the Head of Department.
- To prepare materials within the department and assist with the demonstration of lessons.
- To provide basic maintenance and setting up of workshop tools and machinery.
- To support staff in the use of ICT, including CAD/CAM.
- To organise, maintain and monitor all technology tools, machines and equipment.
- 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.
- To complete Health and Safety audits and provide advice to staff.
- To organise sales to students.
- To complete Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) of all electrical equipment in designated areas.
- To assist teaching staff to support teaching and learning in the classroom.
- 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.
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) (A/C)
- Willingness and ability to obtain and/or enhance qualifications and training for development in the post (A/I)
- Excellent communication and listening skills (A/I/R)
- Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality (A/I/R)
- Working knowledge of standard computer packages (word processing, email and spreadsheets) (A/I/R)
- Ability to prioritise and manage own workload to meet appropriate deadlines (A/I/R)
- Efficient and effective organisational skills (A/I/R)
- Ability to relate to students in a pleasant and sympathetic manner and to recognise potential child safeguarding issues (A/I/R)
- Ability to work constructively as part of a team (A/I/R)
- Commitment to self and team development (A/I)
- Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity and responsibility (A/I)
- A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (A/I)
- A professional responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people (A/I)
- The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)
- Previous experience of working with young people preferably in a school setting (A/I)
- Previous experience within the specific curriculum area (A/I)
- Understanding of Academy child safeguarding procedures (A/I)