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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC3 – NJC7 £22,737 - £24,293 (actual pay)

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Experience of working in a DT Technician environment
  • Previous experience of working in a school environment
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • An understanding of the important role of practical work in Design and Technology education
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • A good understanding of health and safety and the risk assessment process and a willingness to learn more and be involved in the management of the H&S files
  • Ability to identify hazards and to report them or address them as appropriate
  • Understanding health, safety and welfare regulations and best practice
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Experience of using a range of tools and equipment including CAD/CAM
  • Stock control of materials, tools, machines and equipment
  • Able to maintain and repair all tools and equipment
  • Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of safeguarding legislation
  • Keep all classrooms organised and free from hazards
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning or be willing to learn


  • Experience of working with secondary age students

What the school offers its staff

SAT is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

We Believe:

All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.

Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.

We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced, and enthusiastic Design and Technology Technician to support the continuing improvement of this large and successful faculty. Whilst the role focuses largely on supporting teaching and learning in the Product Design/Resistant Materials/Textiles areas, the successful candidate will also be required to work with the Food Technician and the Head of Art to support the preparation of resources and teaching and learning across the whole faculty.

It is not expected that all appropriate licences will be held for the safe use and maintenance of machinery in the workshops and training will be provided. An interest in, and aptitude for Computer Aided Design and Manufacture will be a distinct advantage.

You will have a broad-based knowledge of materials and are reliable, organised, calm and flexible with an enthusiasm for design as well as being confident dealing with pupils. You are competent in a range of manufacturing techniques and have practical experience of using tools and machines including pillar drill and band saw. You must also be competent in using IT and ordering systems. Previous DT technician experience within a school or relevant industry experience is essential.

Commitment to safeguarding

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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About Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1573 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Arnold Hill Spencer Academy is a special place to learn and work. Our students are impressive young people, whose behaviour and achievements are something to be proud of. Our aim is for all members of the community to “Be inspired and achieve together” and to provide opportunities for this on a daily basis.

We teach our students the value of respect, how to act responsibly and support them to become mature, independent young people. We very much believe in the potential of every student, enabling them to thrive in our caring environment.

We are a member of the Spencer Academies Trust and benefit from the support of an established trust. To find out more about The Spencer Academies Trust, please visit www.satrust.com

Arranging a visit to Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ashley.brown@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk.

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