Design and Technology Technician

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading, Reading, RG1 5SL

This job expired on 4 February 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 March 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 February 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 January 2022

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Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

Grade 3, SP5

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Design and Technology Technician job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Design and Technology Department at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading.

We are a small and forward-looking department that encourages all learners to succeed in this subject. Our students are enthusiastic and enjoy working on a range of projects. We have won National Design Awards and Engineering Scholarships and encourage all students to solve problems through creativity. We pride ourselves on promoting extra-curricular activities.

Whilst the role of the technician is to work closely with the Head of Department, the work is varied and there are opportunities to advance and develop and be more teacher focused. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Previous experience of working in an education setting is desirable. Experience in working with related tools and equipment would be advantageous, but training can be provided for the right candidate.

You would be co-ordinating the use of the practical resources and facilities within the Design Technology department in support of the curriculum. You would be expected to support teachers in delivering effective lessons.

We have a well-equipped workshop and a computer suite with laser cutter and 3D printers.

You should be able to communicate effectively, with the ability to work well alongside pupils and teaching staff, working collaboratively across the entire school.

Our school has a highly effective team of tenacious, optimistic and talented staff, supported by an experienced leadership team. We are interested in hearing from you if have a passion for education and supporting young adults to achieve their best. You will enjoy nurturing young people to grow in confidence and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check

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About Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
891 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading is an ambitious, over-subscribed 11-16 secondary school in an urban context which is as committed to the welfare of students and staff as it is our high quality education. Our school benefits from excellent, modern facilities and teaching spaces and we are very proud of our vibrant, diverse and engaging students who work hard and have high aspirations.

Professional development is a strength here, thanks to our Teaching School. We offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part-time working and job-sharing.

The school is a part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust which offers a range of career opportunities in our vibrant and successful schools. We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff to middle and senior leadership posts and our can offer Specialist Leader of Education and school improvement opportunities to the right candidates

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If you would like to have an informal chat with the recruitment manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team on recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org. who can help organise this.

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