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Design & Technology Technician

St Bede's SchoolSurrey

Design & Technology Technician

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to become a team member in a long established and successful design and technology department. The successful candidate will be instrumental in influencing the next generation of designers and engineers and will have a role in helping to shape the future of the department. They will have input into the curriculum and creating and developing systems. We have three well equipped multi-media workshops with access to a vast selection of hand tools, wood and metal lathes, a milling machine, brazing hearths, sand casting equipment, a MIG welder and a working forge. A graphics room with good IT provision, and a computer suite with a range of CAD/CAM facilities including a laser cutter, a CNC router, 3D printer and vinyl cutters. Responsibilities include: preparing resources for lessons; maintaining stock and equipment; overseeing students undertaking practical tasks; maintaining a safe environment (see the following job profile for more detail).

The daily working pattern will be 08:00 to 16:00 with a 50 minute unpaid lunch break. The employment is for the 39 term time weeks of each year including inset days, plus 1 additional week to be worked during school holidays. 

The department offers students a range of courses. At KS3 students are introduced to a range of equipment and skills including woodworking, metalwork, electronics, engineering and graphics. At KS4 we teach Product Design GCSE and Vocational Engineering. At KS5 students are offered the freedom of the workshops to develop their design and manufacturing expertise while studying A Level Product Design; as a result many of our students progress to degree level. This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, committed and forward thinking person who has the capability to work independently and as part of a team.

Support staff are valued members of the school community and fill vital roles. They are respected for the expertise they bring to their area of work. St Bede’s supports the professional development of its staff and takes staff wellbeing very seriously.

Annual salary reflects the contractual hours and weeks per year and is calculated using a Surrey Pay formula which includes payment in respect of statutory annual leave allowances. Salary is paid in 12 equal monthly instalments. 

There is no entitlement to take leave during term time. All holidays must be taken during school breaks.

Why work for us? 

  • St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'. 
  • NQTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme. More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles. 
  • There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities. 
  • Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups. 
  • We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre. 
  • The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 09:30am on 11th October 2021, however please note that applications will be reviewed on receipt and so it possible the vacancy may close prior to the deadline stated.

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