Design & Technology Technician/Site Support Officer, Essex

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The King John SchoolEssex
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Design & Technology Technician/Site Support Officer

37 hours per week 

(actual working hours 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm, Friday) 

Term time only + 1 week holiday working

Band 2, Pt Range 3 - 5 (Actual salary £15,348 - £15,968 per annum)

Required: September 2019


The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approximately 420 are in the sixth form.  The school’s reputation in the area is second-to-none and that is because of the achievements of our students and the ethos of the school.  Our results are consistently strong and over 76% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) in 2018 and we are recognised by the Department for Education for our proactive promotion of the English Baccalaureate within our curriculum.


Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 50% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. We are in the top 15% of the Country for A-level outcomes compared to 2817 schools and colleges.  The school enjoys an excellent reputation, having received a letter from the Director of Education in September 2017 commending the school on the ‘fantastic’ results that year. 


The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment, and sets the highest expectations for all.  Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities the school seeks to cultivate students’ motivation, confidence and intelligence.  The school strives to be at the forefront of school improvement and innovation and invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end a new extension to the sixth form, humanities building and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed recently to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us.


Our school is a dynamic learning environment where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We are growing rapidly and our reputation in the local area is attracting an increasing number of external students to the sixth form who wish to continue their studies with us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

We are looking to appoint a highly organised and enthusiastic individual preferably with previous experience of undertaking a range of design-related tasks. Design & technology technicians are responsible for preparing equipment and materials for lessons as requested by the teaching staff, maintain workshop records and are expected to have up-to-date knowledge of health and safety regulations. The ability to work alongside the Premises team to support their work for part of the working day is required also, utilising the skills mentioned above but around the school site.

Full training will be provided.

The successful candidate needs to be able to work both individually and as part of a team.

The school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development.  To this end, all children of appointed permanent staff are eligible to apply for an automatic place at King John School.  The school offers free healthcare through Benenden Healthcare Scheme which employees are entitled to join.


Closing Date for applications: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 (midday)


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response.  Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.


For an application form please visit the school website: www.thekjs.essex.sch.uk. Alternatively, please email Tanya Bonner, Director of HR: tanyab@thekjs.com

Cv’s alone will not be accepted or cv’s submitted by agencies


Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.




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