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Technician Instructor

Oundle SchoolNorthamptonshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone with a proven track record within engineering/design technology to become a Technician Instructor in our state-of-the-art Engineering Centre.


The Design, Engineering and Technology Department is housed in the state-of-the-art Patrick Engineering Centre, a new building opened in September 2016 which is part of the Sci-Tec campus close to the centre of the school. Four full-time teachers and three full-time technicians currently deliver the subject. Oundle School has strong historical links with engineering and the mechanical sciences. The workshops are extremely well equipped and draw upon skills from artisan practical techniques, car restoration and electrical vehicle building through to the latest in three-dimensional CAD software and advanced rapid prototyping processes with direct metal printing.

To get a better idea of the outstanding facilities in the Patrick Engineering Centre, please click here. 


You will give patient advice and instruction on engineering and fabrication to pupils aged between 11-18 in a co-educational school workshop during both lesson times and free time practical sessions. Within this, your main responsibilities will include:

  • assistance with the CAD/CAM equipment in the advanced manufacturing suite, preparation of materials for the teachers and classes in the department, and running and maintenance of the 3DS ProX 200 Direct Metal Printer
  • supervision of practical areas during the working day


You will have GCSEs/O Levels in Maths and English and either BTEC/City and Guilds/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in a related subject or trade.

A proven track record within engineering/design technology, working knowledge of current Health and Safety and COSHH regulations, good IT skills (MS Office, Google DOCs and CAD), and general experience of fabrication across a number of material areas are essential.


You will work an average of 40 hours per week, predominantly from 08.30 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, plus 8.30am to 12.30pm one Saturday in each half term period. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons the workshops are open until 6.30 pm and staffed on a rota basis, so some flexibility in the working pattern is required.

Due to the nature of the role, you will only work during Oundle School term time (33 weeks per annum).

Salary is £21,132 to £25,021 per annum, depending on skills and experience (based on an FTE in the region of £30-£35,000 per annum). You will be paid each month through the year. Oundle School has a generous benefits package, outlined in the Job Description.


If you are excited by this opportunity, go to the vacancies section of our website to download an application form.  Due to safer recruitment regulations, CVs cannot be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. The application closing date is 18 April 2021, however, we reserve the right to appoint before this date.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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