Design and Technology Technician

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Castle Phoenix Trust
Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 4 - £19,698 to £23,080 – all year round, part-time-£15,331 to £17,963 per annum pro rata
08 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
Emma Over
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Design and Technology Technician

Caludon Castle

Grade 4 - £19,698 to £23,080 – all year round, part-time, permanent

£15,331 to £17,963 per annum pro rata to weeks worked and weeks worked ie 40 weeks pa (term time weeks, teacher training days plus one week)

32.5 hours per week.  6.5 hours per day between 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday (with 1 hour’s unpaid break – at break time and 40 minutes during lunchtime)

Required to start asap during October 2021

Could you use your technical experience to inspire the next generation and share your passion to make a difference in children’s futures?

We are currently seeking an energetic and experienced Design and Technology Technician, to provide the highest standard of technical support and day to day assistance to our busy Design Technology team.

The role is integral to the effective operation of the faculty and will entail support in the popular subject areas of resistant materials and product design. You will be required to prepare for practical lessons, support teaching staff and students across all key stages with the use of all machinery including saws, drills and also use of laser cutters.

This hands-on role will provide you with an opportunity to showcase your creative flair and pass on your skills and expertise to young students; providing them with the tools to help fulfil their career ambitions in engineering or design.

You will prepare materials, machinery, equipment, components, resources, tools and fixtures for focussed demonstrations, and ensure that all hand tools are available and in good, safe condition. You will also be responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the machines is up to date and ensure that Health and Safety requirements are met under the direction of the school.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent, relevant technical skills, and experience of working with a range of DT equipment and resources
  • The ability to encourage and inspire young people to achieve, and an understanding of the importance of students achieving their full potential
  • The ability to work with initiative and commitment, under general guidance of the subject teacher.
  • Relevant and current health and safety training and qualifications. 
  • A background in construction, engineering, electronics and/or “design & make” would be an advantage. Knowledge and experience of the range of machinery usually found in school workshops would be preferable.
  • A customer focussed, organised approach.

We pride ourselves on offering a wealth of development opportunities and will ensure the successful candidate receives a comprehensive induction. We also offer a range of benefits which include the local government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, access to the on site swimming pool, free parking and an employee discount scheme and a commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition through our wellbeing committee and Trust people strategy.

Caludon Castle, part of Castle Phoenix Trust, has a great deal to be proud of, with super facilities, a relentless focus on excellence and a desire to continuously improve. If you have the passion and determination to be a valued part of our forward-thinking team, we would love to hear from you.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact the HR Team on    Application packs are available from the HR team or visit our website to download further details.  Find out more about us on

Application forms to be returned to the HR Team on

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Closing date:  9.00 am on Monday 18th October 2021

Interview date: TBC

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020, and as such appointment to this posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This school is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance

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