Design Technology Technician, Kirklees

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Batley Girls' High SchoolKirklees

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 5- £18,795-£19,171 per annum (Actual-£13,334 - £13,601 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Batley Multi Academy Trust’s sole purpose is to provide an outstanding education through our family of schools.  Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School and Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School.

We are an ‘Outstanding’ 11-19 school and we are very proud of our achievements: ‘Students achieve exceptionally well in this outstanding academy.  They make rapid and sustained progress’ (Ofsted, 2013).  We have an ethos based around the ideas of Achievement, Respect and Transformation (ART).  Respect for self, for others and for learning is at the core of everything we do. 

We are currently seeking to recruit a Design Technology Technician for our outstanding 11-18 High School. We are seeking to appoint a technician with previous experience or an individual who has undertaken a role involving similar duties, for example from an industrial background.

The key aspect of the technician role will involve co-ordinating the use of the practical resources and facilities within the Design Technology department in support of the curriculum, as well as working with the Head of Department to support the Graphics and Textiles curriculum at KS4 and 5, and support of the Btec Art and Design level 2 and 3 curriculum. Working closely with teaching staff, the successful applicant will assist in the maintenance of materials and equipment and setting up demonstrations for practical work.   The successful applicant will also bring experience of operating a laser cutter and working with CAD/CAM programmes.

The post holder will be required to operate and maintain workshop tools and will be responsible for testing new equipment in consultation with the caretakers. The role will also involve assisting in the general maintenance of the workshop, keeping up to date with health and safety requirements and with developments in Design and Technology.

A full Job Specification is available from the HR department (details listed below).

If you can demonstrate the above qualities; have a practical approach, can demonstrate confidence in using workshop tools and equipment along with the ability to work well as part of a team we would be thrilled to hear from you. Please apply by completing a Batley Multi Academy Trust application form, available at www.batleygirls.co.uk or by contacting the Human Resources department on 01924 350081/ recruitment@batleymultiacademytrust.co.uk, for consideration by our selection panel.  

Closing date for applications is 17 September at 12.00 noon

Interviews will be held W/C 23 September

Batley Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for Regulated Activity.

Batley Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 



More about Batley Girls' High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Windmill Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0LD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 350080
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