Technician - Technology
Purpose of the job:
Manor Croft Academy are looking to appoint a Technician for Technology in January 2022. This role will involve supporting teaching and learning in the Department on a day to day basis as directed by the Head of Department.
The minimum actual pro rata’d salary per annum for this job starts at £9,078.27.
Manor Croft Academy has been transformed in recent years and now boasts some of the best levels of progress across the region. Our learners demonstrate a relentless desire to succeed and show high levels of engagement, interest and resilience when learning new skills and knowledge. Behaviour and focus in classrooms is truly outstanding.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join one of the most improved and now oversubscribed academies in the country with some of the best outcomes in the north of England. An academy with a culture of professional learning and reflection and one which works effectively with its community to bring about sustainable improvements.
Visits to the academy would be warmly welcomed by appointment. Please contact the academy on 01924 325230 if you would like to arrange a visit.
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)