Design Technology Assistant

Slough, UK
19 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Required from September 2019

Langley Grammar School has an outstanding record for teaching and student performance. They are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible assistant/technician to work within the Design Technology department. The Design and Technology Department includes Product Design, Food Technology and Textiles.

Reporting to the Subject leader, the post is likely to involve any of the following:
  • Assisting with the preparation of materials for teaching and learning
  • Maintenance of machinery and equipment in the Product Design workshop to ensure students work safety
  • Maintaining and replenishing stock of materials and equipment
  • Supporting teachers and students in the classroom as appropriate
  • Routine administration requiring proficiency in the use of computer software including word-processing, spreadsheet, database and CAD/CAM.

Operational responsibilities
  • develop and maintain high quality workshop services.
  • maintain and improve all aspects of curriculum support in design technology, including workshops, equipment, resources, stock, storage and safety.
  • support the development and delivery of Computer Aided Design and Manufacture.
  • support the development and managing of design technology facilities and resources and contribute to the work of the curriculum area as appropriate and required.
  • ensure the safe and effective operation and use of machinery, equipment and materials as required.
  • organise and manage equipment, materials and resources, including orders, records and repairs.
  • prepare equipment and materials for workshop use.
  • liaise with the Assistant Business Manager in relation to health and safety matters and report directly to the Health and Safety Committee.
  • assist teaching staff in promoting and raising the profile of DT within and outside the school.

Conditions of employment
  • The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the written statement of conditions of employment (the Contract of Employment).
  • The postholder is required to support and encourage the school's ethos and its objectives, policies and procedures as agreed by the governing body.
  • S/he shall be subject to all relevant statutory and institutional requirements.
  • To uphold the school's policy in respect of child protection matters.
  • The postholder may be required to perform any other reasonable tasks after consultation.
  • This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so constructed.
  • This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subject to modification at any time after consultation with the postholder.
  • All staff participate in the school's performance management scheme.

The post would suit either a retired engineer, machinist or tradesman, particularly somebody with Product design and CAD/CAM experience. The successful candidate will join a team who are passionate about engaging and inspiring young people in their learning, be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team, demonstrate practical knowledge and problem-solving skills, and have excellent interpersonal skills. A willingness to learn is important and relevant training will be provided.

In return, they can offer you a competitive salary, and a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment in which to work. You have the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a career average scheme), the employee pays 5.5% and the School contributes a further 18.6%.

27.5 hours per week, term-time only

, Monday-Friday

NJC Scale 3, £19,417 - £20,097 pa pro rata, (actual pro rata pay £11,929 - £12,347)

If you are interested in joining this highly successful and progressive school, an information pack and application form can be downloaded from the school website at The application form must be completed; the School cannot accept CVs on their own although they may be included along with the application form and covering letter.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applications should be returned as soon as possible and no later than midday on Monday 08 July 2019 addressed to Mrs H Toor, Subject Leader for Technology.

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