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  • Start date details

    End of August/beginning September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale 3, point 5 (range 5-6) £23,500 - 23893 FTE, Term time only, plus 5 professional days, 25 hours per week. Actual starting pro-rata salary of £13,618.76 based hours and weeks worked.

Design and Technology Technician job summary

Comberton Village College

Design & Technology Technician

Part time/Permanent

Scale 3, point 5 (range 5-6) £23,500 - 23893 FTE

25 hours per week 8.30am – 2pm (including 30 minutes unpaid lunchtime),

5 days per week - (Flexible working hours negotiable),

Term time only, plus 5 professional days

Actual starting pro-rata salary of £13,618.76 based hours and weeks worked.

Required end of August/beginning September 2024

Comberton Village College is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Design & Technology Technician to join our friendly, collaborative, and hardworking team.

The successful candidate will share a common enthusiasm for Designing and Making and for educating pupils across all specialisms of Design & Technology. A knowledge of working with materials, CAD & CAM and carrying out workshop-based practical tasks is preferable. It is essential to be able to implement safe working practices.

You should be well organised and self-motivated, flexible and hardworking. You should have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, be proficient in IT and be able to build and form good relationships with students and colleagues. Liaising effectively with staff is essential.

The role focuses on supporting teaching and learning in the areas of resistant materials, product design, construction, electronics, graphics and CAD CAM. The successful candidate may have a particular interest and aptitude for working with wood, metal and plastics. Experience in computer-aided-design and manufacture would be an advantage. The safe running of the department is a key responsibility and will involve the maintenance of machines, tools and equipment, plus adhering to health and safety guidelines.

We have a range of traditional and modern facilities and are continually trying to improve our provision. We have four well-equipped workshops, a dedicated Construction room and two dedicated computer suites. There is a large, dedicated Technician’s preparation area, machine shop and stores, plus an office area. Equipment and machinery include: a circular table saw, planer/thicknesser, pillar drills, wood lathe, laser cutter, 3D printers, milling machine, CNC milling machine, plastic forming facilities, welding and braising facilities and sanding machines, alongside all other standard workshop machinery.

Specific responsibilities:

A key part of the role will be the timely and effective ordering and preparing of materials, resources and practical equipment required for lessons. You will also assist class teachers and pupils with the preparation of CAD and CAM work, using our computer-based facilities. Occasionally, you will assist with pupil supervision during practical lessons, ensuring safe working practice. You will make regular checking of tools, equipment, machinery, fixtures, fittings and services and carry out maintenance and repair tasks as required. You will ensure that Health and Safety regulations and Codes of Practice are complied with, for the safety of all staff and students.

Training will be provided and although prior experience is advantageous, it is not a requirement.

You will provide administrative support, using the departmental data base, manage stock levels and the ordering of materials and equipment, and carry out other administrative tasks to support the Design & Technology department.

The ideal candidate will have:

Good practical, problem solving and communication skills

Experience and/or an interest in the related fields of Design & Technology, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, CAD-CAM or Education

A positive and enthusiastic approach, with the ability to work within a team, as well as working individually, demonstrating own initiative

A keenness to support teaching staff to provide great experiences for pupils in the areas of designing, product development and making.

An understanding of the need for confidentiality and awareness of child protection issues

The ability to be flexible, committed and reliable, with excellent time keeping

The postholder is required to support and encourage the school’s ethos and its objectives, policies and procedures as agreed by the governing body.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Comberton Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1930 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Please note that listings under Comberton Village College may be for other schools within The Cam Academy Trust.

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Hartford Primary School, Huntingdon

Jeavons Wood Primary School, Cambourne

Melbourn Village College, Melbourn

Offord Primary School, Offord D'Arcy

St Peters School, Huntingdon

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