General School Technician, Birmingham

Closing date:

Lordswood Boys' SchoolBirmingham
Date posted:
Start date: Start: January 2020 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 13, £22,021
Contract term: Permanent

General School Technician - SCP 13, £22,021

Start: January 2020 or as soon as possible. Lordswood Boys’ School, Birmingham.

Accountable to the Trust for the delivery of outstanding outcomes for young people, we are seeking to appoint a talented professional in the following area:

Closing date: Wednesday 11th December, 2019, Midday.

Now that we have had a massive increase in numbers wishing to join us, an increase we attribute entirely to the massive improvement in standards at LBS, we need more staff in key departments. 

This is a full-time, permanent position. 


To assist Science & IT staff as well the wider school technical requirements as they arise:

  • In developing appropriate resources for teaching and learning under the direction of department leaders to ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are met. 
  • To maintain and monitor consumables and equipment across the school to ensure all pupils are able to access a wide range materials and processes.
  • To assist teaching staff in promoting and raising the profile of these subjects within and outside our school. 
  • To support the development and delivery of Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and/or related disciplines. 
  • To prepare materials & equipment for practical lessons. 
  • To maintain machinery and equipment in accordance with Health & Safety requirements. 
  • Carry out weekly Health and Safety checks on all equipment, machinery and chemicals and report directly to the Heads of Department. 

Skills and qualities: 

  • Able to contribute constructively to and work effectively as a member of a team. 
  • Able to work on own initiative within an agreed framework and set of objectives. 
  • Able to communicate effectively at a range of levels, e.g. with children, parents, other professionals, etc. 
  • Able to contribute to the support of children in all areas of personal and educational development. 
  • Able to keep accurate records.
  • Reliable and punctual. 
  • Willing to help with extra-curricular tasks including supervising and transporting students to services. 


  • It would be beneficial to have a background in science (industry or school). 
  • You will be familiar with chemicals and scientific equipment.
  • Some experience of working with young people and working in an educational setting would be advantageous but I not essential. 

Specialist Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, COSHH, IOSH,COMAH would be an advantage.

Equality Issues:

  • Able to recognise common forms of discrimination and to report this if detected. 
  • Some understanding of the issues in an urban multi-cultural context. 

Physical Effort: 

  • The job is likely to involve some lifting of Technology material and equipment on a regular basis.
  • The use of power tools and machinery will be a requisite of the role 

Health and Safety training will be provided.

Lordswood Boy’s School is among the most improved schools in England.

2018 outcomes:

Progress 8: +0.42

Lordswood will become one of Birmingham’s great educational success stories and we invite you to join us in our fabulous new, state-of-the-art building with our wonderful, engaging and highly intelligent and articulate young men. Come and see for yourself. For visits, other information, informal discussions and application forms:




Mr Williams would be delighted to meet you and show you around the school or have an extended informal conversation with you, by telephone. Mr Williams is our Head of School.

T: 01214642837

Candidates will be required to submit the names of two referees, one of which must be your most recent employer.

Our £15m new school is being built for opening in February 2020…it is nearly ready…!

Apply today and join our amazing success story.

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