Design & Technology Technician, Croydon

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: c£22,850 pa for a 0.8296 fte role
Contract term: Permanent

Design & Technology Technician 

c£22,850 pa for a 0.8296 fte role 

37.5 hours pw during term-time (37 weeks pa)

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England.  Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.

Are you a talented, self-motivated and experienced D&T Technician able to support our enthusiastic D&T teaching teams who are passionate about delivering effective teaching and learning ensuring high levels of student success? This is a varied role delivering lessons and support within the curriculum working with a group of professionals committed to providing high quality D&T lessons to our students. The department delivers Design and Technology throughout Key Stage 3 and it is an optional subject at GCSE and A Level, with a resistant materials focus, predominantly based around woods, metals and plastics.

You should have previous experience in a creative or industrial environment, ideally with experience of supporting young people to learn and develop in an educational setting and have some knowledge of the secondary curriculum in Design and Technology. You must be capable of using your initiative, as well as working collaboratively and supportively with teaching staff to set up, support and resource lessons in the Design and Technology department. It would be helpful if you have an awareness of relevant Health and Safety issues and are able to demonstrate effective use of equipment. Excellent inter-personal skills are essential as you will be working closely with staff and students. 

You should have high levels of computer literacy, good organisational skills and be equally happy working unsupervised as well as part of a team to a high standard. This is a full-time term-time position working 5 days a week Monday-Friday during term-time but we will consider applications from candidates wishing to work 4 days pw or shorter days through flexible working.

This is an exciting opportunity that offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary, working with a driven and dedicated team of staff, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.  

If you are interested in joining us, please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/Vacancies  where you will find further information on this position and an application form.  All completed applications should be submitted to hr@royalrussell.co.uk by 12 noon on Monday 30 March 2020. Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews will be held later that week. If you have not heard from us by Friday 3 April 2020 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.



More about Royal Russell School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...