Design & Technology Technician, Coventry

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West Coventry AcademyCoventry

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 3, £17,173 to £18,870 per annum (£14,836 to £16,302 pro rata salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Design & Technology Technician

Do you have experience in using machinery found within a D&T workshop and would be willing to pass on your knowledge and experience to students who are learning these skills?

We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Technology Technician for our Design & Technology Department. The role will involve preparing resources, wall displays and materials for lessons with a focus on Product Design & Textiles.  The successful candidate will support the classroom teacher in lessons by assisting students with practical work and supporting project work for various Key Stages and examinations. You will be required to undertake a Health & Safety role for and maintenance of machinery for the department.

The post is within our Design & Technology Department where you will be joining a successful team who are dedicated to helping and supporting students to achieve their full potential in Technology during their time at West Coventry Academy.    

The successful applicant will be required to carry out general clerical duties such as data input, filing, processing of orders and stock maintenance. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. A willingness to undertake training as required for the role is important.  

Criteria for Appointment: Minimum GCSE ‘C’ or equivalent in Maths & English. Experience using the laser cutter and ability to use relevant software. Experience of working with wood cutting machines and lathes. The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.  

If you have the ability to inspire and motivate students, we would like to hear from you.   

West Coventry Academy is a co-educational, fully comprehensive school situated in large grounds in the South West of the city, that welcomes and nurtures children from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. 

We have high standards and encourage and support students in having high expectations of themselves.  A happy child is one that will blossom and so we also want our students to enjoy their learning.  This is why we have a comprehensive extra-curricular program and an established and effective pastoral support system. 

Here at West Coventry Academy students thrive in a positive working atmosphere, a climate of mutual respect and an engaging and exciting environment.  Together we strive to ensure that the values, experiences and education we provide enable all our students to fully embrace our motto “Enjoy, Achieve, Aspire”.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointments to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

The school is committed to safeguarding the promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   

Application details for the above role are available from the Academy website 

All applications are returnable to: (only electronic applications will be considered. Please do not send CV’s)

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More about West Coventry Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: (Tile Hill Wood School & Woodlands Academy), Nutbrook Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9PW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2476 426 200
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