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Engineering Technician

The UCL Academy, CamdenCamden

Salary: Scale 4, Spine Point 7 £24,279, pro rata to £21,092.74 Term time only

Contract Type: Full Time (Term Time only). Fixed until 31 August 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of extension.

Location:          Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden, NW3 3AQ

Start Date:        As soon as possible, depending on notice period  

The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstandingOFSTED 2016

Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic individual with great engineering knowledge or technical insight? Would you be interested in working in an academy that offers unique links to UCL and an innovative connected curriculum and collaborative approach? If yes, we encourage you to apply for the position of Engineering Technician at the state-of-the-art UCL Academy. 

The successful candidate will be instrumental in influencing the next generation of designers and engineers and will have a role in helping to shape the future of the department. The technician’s role is to provide technical support within the Engineering department and support class teachers in curriculum delivery to support students’ academic development. The successful candidate will also ensure a safe learning environment for our students and assist the teacher in overseeing students undertaking practical tasks.

This post would be ideal for a recent engineering graduate or an individual with extensive knowledge in this field (electronics, electronic components and basic coding). Confidence in setting machinery and workshops in preparation for classes or the willingness to learn this skill is key. 

We Offer

• State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration; theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics;

• Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development and intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning; 

• A whole school wellbeing strategy;

• An exclusive partnership with UCL where staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources;

• Suitable IT equipment for all teaching and support staff;

• A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, free counselling and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide;

• Cycle to Work scheme with ample space for bike storage.

• Transport for London Season ticket loans available upon request. 

About the Department

The Engineering department is at an exciting stage of development both in terms of curriculum and provision. Our fantastic facilities offer 3 fully equipped workshops and a CAD/CAM room with state of the art machinery, ranging from 3D printers, Laser cutters and CNC machines.  We strive to encourage students to work on ‘real life’ projects that help develop their understanding of what the role of an engineer is. We also provide hands-on self-directed activities such as Autodesk Inventor Expert club and Robotics. The department aims to be world class and is technically orientated towards systems & control, digital design and digital manufacturing, product design and engineering. 

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What we Want

• To support class teachers in creating and maintaining an orderly, safe and productive working environment within the Design & Technology Department 

• To assist in the development of ICT facilities particularly CAD/CAM throughout Design & Technology.

• Help to prepare teaching resources, cutting and preparing materials for classes.

• Work with groups of pupils under the guidance of the class teacher in the area of Engineering, specifically Resistant Materials & Engineering.

• Be proactive, approachable, calm and professional;

• Have excellent communication skills and a high level of personal organisation;

• To have the highest standards at all times to ensure maximum progress and outcomes for learners;

Salary: Scale 4, Spine Point 7 £24,279, pro rata to £21,092.74 Term time only

How To Apply

To apply please complete and submit a detailed application form, through the link provided. If you have any questions regarding the role you may contact Zaheer Ahmad, Recruitment Coordinator at 0207 449 3080 for further information. Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy. 

We may interview candidates ahead of the closing date so early application is advised. The Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date. The advert may be closed at any time. 

Closing Date:  Monday 27 September at 12pm 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.  

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