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Food and Design Technology Technician at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Actual salary - £19557.26 - 20213.55
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Food and Design Technology Technician 

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy

About this Role

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. Our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success both at the next stage of their education and beyond. We believe in ‘aspiration beyond limits,’ that there is nothing our students are not capable of attaining, and ‘success beyond measure,’ where our students’ achievements are judged on more than just exam grades. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making this vision a reality in a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed. 

We are seeking reliable, organised, flexible, enthusiastic and committed applicants to join our team in providing core support in the smooth running of the D&T department, in particular in supporting Food Technology & Textiles practical lessons.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Department and teaching staff to support the smooth running of practical sessions, ensuring a great experience for all students, and maintaining excellent health and safety within the classroom.

The ability to actively support the DT departments as per Head of Department's requirements is essential and previous technician experience (Food specialist) and working with young people would be an advantage.

Key Skills:

  • excellent Health and Safety compliance
  • good time management
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • attention to detail
  • the ability to multi task
  • The ideal candidate will be confident and proactive in supporting a busy and productive D&T department.

We will offer you:

  • Professional and personal development;
  • Excellent support from an experienced team;
  • Friendly staff and motivated students;
  • Innovative approaches to reducing workload, improving wellbeing and work-life balance whilst retaining high standards;
  • An empowered workforce with a genuine voice in improving the Academy further;
  • Support from creative and innovative colleagues that will ensure your professional practice continues to develop.
  • Lifestyle benefits offering significant savings on a wide range of shopping, leisure and travel outlets.
  • OAT Car Benefit salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme.

At Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews, we recruit those people who display the character and competence to really drive our academy forward and accelerate achievement standards for all our students. It is therefore essential that candidates can identify with, and be committed to, upholding the values of the Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews ethos. We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate that they can make a significant contribution to a team and have impact on pupil outcomes.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of Ormiston Academies Trust, a MAT of 43 primary and secondary academies. The Trust’s vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential.  OAT support all staff so that they can enhance and develop their professional skills whatever their role within the trust.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference to the future of education with an academy that is ever improving. If you share the academy's vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and our community, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please view the following video for a further insight into our Academy OSSMA Recruitment Video 

For an informal discussion or to arrange a tour of the academy please contact Lacey Mellor, HR Partner, via

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here:

Closing Date 12th July 2024 3pm

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