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Design & Technology Technician

King Alfred SchoolHampstead

Part-time: 24 hours per week (3 days)

Term Time plus two weeks from September 2021


The Design and Technology Department is a leading department at KAS. We are committed to making a difference by delivering compelling and exciting learning experiences for young people. The purpose-built D&T block was constructed thirteen years ago and was designed following sustainable design principles. The department comprises of two fully equipped workshops and two design studios, and a fully working blacksmithing forge.

The Design and Technology Department has three specialist teachers plus a technician team. In addition, the Department includes a part-time Blacksmith who offers D&T activities as part of the Choice programme.

The post principally involves supporting the teaching of Design and Technology across the Lower and Upper School. There has historically been a strong emphasis on design which is taught mostly through resistant materials. But in recent years this has expanded out to include textiles and jewellery with one workshop fully equipped for jewellery making. There is a growing interest in the department in sustainable and inclusive design as well as developing a full experience of craft and manufacture from primitive crafts to CAD/CAM.

You will work with the resources as a technician but will also take a role in the classroom. You should show energy and commitment to the subject and its technical aspects.

You should:

  • Have relevant experience in managing workshop equipment, Health and Safety and monitoring budgets
  • Have experience working with young people in a formal or informal education setting
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.

Please see the attached job pack for the details of the duties involved in this role, as well as a person specification of our ideal candidate.

If you share our vision and are a reflective, hard-working, and forward-thinking professional, we would very much like to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Thursday 10th June 2021.

To apply for this role please visit our website by clicking on the Apply button below and apply using our online Application Form.

All members of the King Alfred School community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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