Curriculum Support Technician, New Cross, South East London

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Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham CollegeNew Cross, South East London

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Support staff Grade 3, Points 9 – 12 (£17,117 - £18,831)
Contract term: Permanent

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College provides a safe, rigorous and challenging learning environment for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. Our expectations are high in terms of pupil progress and achievement, and behaviour. In February 2014 we received our fourth consecutive Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’.     

The core purpose of this post is to be responsible for supporting and servicing the practical work and facilities in various departments of the College. The postholder will work closely with teaching staff and with other technicians on cross-curricular projects or courses.    

Key responsibilities and objectives of the job:

  • To deliver, set up and check equipment
  • To support teaching staff in practical lessons by taking part in demonstrations and giving technical assistance to students 
  • To put away equipment after lessons 
  • To organise, storage and stocktaking of equipment
  • To facilitate the repair, maintenance and modification of equipment 
  • To carry out administrative tasks. 

Science Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Taking care of laboratory equipment and apparatus
  • Stock taking and organising the storing of chemicals and equipment
  • Making up solutions, assembling apparatus, delivering equipment to rooms
  • Occasionally assisting in class practical including carrying out demonstrations
  • General Laboratory cleaning: bench surfaces and fixed equipment (laboratory sinks, emptying/supervising the emptying of sink traps)
  • Disposing of waste materials
  • Carrying out risk assessments for technician activities
  • Providing technical support to experienced and trainee teachers including health and safety guidance
  • Keeping up to date with developments in practical science and health and safety requirements
  • Carrying out health and safety checks on laboratories, prep rooms and stores

DNA Specialist Responsibilities

  • Keep working areas safe, clean and clear, as far as possible.
  • Ensure DNA Workareas are fully prepared for use for each session.
  • Maintain effective and efficient storage of student work.
  • Support students with their two and three-dimensional Art/Technology work, when required. 
  • Support students’ work in ceramics by preparing materials, including slips and glazes, storing work and firing the kiln.
  • Support IT-related work in the area and assist with the development of digital DNA work in the Department.
  • Mix inks and prepare screens for printing.
  • Set up and take down display work and assist in the mounting of exhibition work, where and when necessary, e.g. Open Evenings and end-of-year shows.
  • Frame, label and display Art work around the school.
  • Small-scale DIY work – making and adapting of equipment, e.g. constructing frames for canvasses.
  • Organise, catalogue and tidy stock and resources.
  • Maintain and develop the visual resources of the Department.
  • Maintain the Health and Safety aspects of the area; including COSHH and risk assessments, information sheets and notices, practical advice sheets, accident and incident records, etc.
  • Other duties of a technical nature including other work around the school related to Art work, as required.

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More about Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Year 10 – 13 site, Pepys Site, Pepys Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5SF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7652 9510
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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College became an Academy in September 2005 and joined the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation as Lead School for the two other academies; Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy and Haberdash...