Blackheath High School has an exciting opportunity for a Design Technology Technician to work with teachers as part of a professional team to support learning across the department.
Key responsibilities are the preparation and day-to-day maintenance of teaching areas and equipment, providing technical assistance to teachers and students and supporting all DT department events including co-curricular and outreach activities.
The successful candidate should possess a good knowledge of Design Technology, with workshop experience, either academic or industrial. Experience gained within a school or college environment would be desirable.
About the Design Technology Department
The Design Technology department consists of a recently completed, dedicated space with a full range of equipment and resources ranging from traditional equipment such as workbenches, table and bandsaws to 3D printers and laser cutters. Within this, there is a dedicated prep room, office, Sixth Form area and workshop/studio. All staff have worked in industry and are also highly qualified and experienced both in and outside education. There is an open, dynamic, team based ethos that runs through planning, lessons and ultimately students’ education.
About the School
Founded in 1880 by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, Blackheath High School is a selective school for girls aged 3–18 and was rated “excellent” in our most recent ISI Inspection (2014). We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Following an £18 million investment over the last five years, our brand new Senior School opened this year, and has been provided with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that our school environment matches the excellent standard of education we provide.
There are many good reasons to work with us. Blackheath High School has a real sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family and you’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education. We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:
- Competitive salaries and pay progression
- Access to extensive professional development opportunities
- Training grants for qualifications
- Generous pension schemes
- Free life assurance benefit
- A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
- Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
- A Cycle to Work scheme
- Competitive terms and conditions of employment
For further details and an application form please click the apply button.
Applications must be received by: Thursday 26 September 2019 at 12 noon.
Interviews will take place week commencing 30 September 2019.
Blackheath High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.