Technician - Technology

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  • Required for January 2019
    Application Closes: 21/11/2018
    Interview Date: 26 November 2018
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Weeks of work: 38
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 37
  • Post: Technician - Technology
    Salary: D 17 - £18,672.00 to D 19 - £19,446.00 Pro-rata
    Responsible to: Curriculum Leader D&T
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

To support teaching and learning in the Department on a day to day basis as directed by the Head of Department.


  • 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 comply with the Academy’s Child Safeguarding Procedures, including regular liaison with the Academy’s Designated Child Safeguarding Person over any safeguarding issues or concerns.
  • To be a First Aider.
  • To comply with the Academy 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.

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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/R)