DT Technician

Empowering Learning
London (Central)
12 Jan 2018
14 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Empowering Learning are seeking Design Technology Technicians who specialise in resistant materials for a number of assignments in secondary schools throughout South East London.

Job Description:

Providing technical and curriculum support services to the Technology Faculty. The curriculum includes Resistant Materials, Graphics, ICT and Food Technology. Working as part of a team to support the smooth running of the department and contributing to the school improvement and efficient.


The post holder will be expected to:

  • Liaise with teaching staff and technicians to identify technical support needs generated by the curriculum.
  • Ensure that appropriate stock level of apparatus and tools are maintained. Maintain stock books, including carrying out or arranging stock checks.
  • Place and progress orders, ensuring spending is in line with Faculty policy.
  • Keep appropriate financial records, keeping Head of Technology informed of expenditures and liaising with Finance Department as appropriate.
  • Identify equipment needs in consultation with teaching and technician staff to participate in the selection of new equipment.
  • Organise and store equipment, apparatus, tools and materials in accordance with the Learning Trusts regulations where appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of the Technology Faculty's technical and practical facilities to meet teaching/learning needs.
  • Organise the maintenance and repair of Faculty apparatus and equipment and have overall responsibility for maintenance records.
  • Ensure the maintenance of room services and facilities, liaising with the Team Leader for Technical Services as appropriate.
  • Prepare apparatus, tools and materials and set up equipment for use in practical classes.
  • Set up and, on occasion, carry out demonstrations.
  • Retrieve and clean away apparatus/ tools ect after use.
  • Construct and modify tools.
  • Ensure that the practical requirements of practical assessments and examinations are met, including preparing, setting up and testing materials, apparatus and equipment. Attend examination previews.
  • Give technical advice to teachers and pupils assisting in practical classes as appropriate.
  • Maintain displays in the Faculty as requested by specialist teachers.
  • Advise teaching staff of technical requirements raised by the curriculum and contribute to the development of the Faculty's practical work.
  • Ensure that satisfactory standards of safety and security are maintained in relation to the Faculty's technical service in accordance to School/Trust policy.
  • Liaise with other faculties within the school and with other establishments.
  • Undertake appropriate technical duties as requested by the Head of Technology, including assistance with whole-school initiatives.