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Design & Technology Technician

Hitchin Boys' SchoolHertfordshire

Design & Technology Technician

37 Hours per Week, Monday to Friday, Term Time only

Grade: H4.1 (6) (FTE £19,698)

Actual Starting Salary £16,357

Hitchin Boys’ School (HBS) is a high achieving, over-subscribed comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ Consortium. We have a history that stretches back nearly 400 years but embrace fresh thinking, a modern, vibrant curriculum and have a campus that has had £5m+ invested in new facilities in recent years. Following Ofsted's visit to Hitchin Boys' School in September 2021, we were delighted to announce that we have once again received top marks by retaining the judgement of ‘Outstanding’. 

We are seeking to appoint a conscientious and enthusiastic Technician to support the Design & Technology Department. This is a term time, full time position, although hours are open to negotiation for the right person.

The D&T department at HBS is staffed by 4 full time teacher and consists of 3 workshops, a multi-purpose design room, a food area and a wood preparation room. All students study D&T up to end of KS3 and as an option at GCSE and A level where we offer courses in Design & Technology, Product Design and Food & Nutrition.

The role involves assisting teachers with class practical work, preparation of equipment and materials for lessons both for demonstration and class use, placing orders and checking deliveries, maintenance of equipment, stocktaking, risk assessments and other tasks requested by the Head of Technology. The role is varied and will change on a daily basis.

The successful applicant will work with and around students and assist in practical lessons at times. Applicants should have a practical background and confidence to use a variety of workshop equipment. Training will be provided where appropriate certification is required. The successful candidate will be flexible, quick to learn and have good communication skills. They should be keen to work as part of a team in a busy environment but also be prepared to act on their own initiative.

Applications from those wishing to contribute to other aspects of school life outside the classroom are particularly welcome. Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for all posts.

Start date January 2022 or asap. Further details and an application form are available on the school website. Completed forms should be emailed to the Business Manager’s PA Mrs Becky Rose at

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 8th December 2021*

Interviews:  w/c 13th December

* We reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a suitable candidate being identified.


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