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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Design and technology
Working pattern
Part time
37 Hours per Week, Monday to Friday Term Time only
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a conscientious and enthusiastic Technician to support the Design & Technology Department. This is a term time, full time position, although hours are open to negotiation for the right person.

The D&T department at HBS is staffed by 4 full time teacher and consists of 3 workshops, a multi-purpose design room, a food area and a wood preparation room. All students study D&T up to end of KS3 and as an option at GCSE and A level where we offer courses in Design & Technology, Product Design and Food & Nutrition.

The role involves assisting teachers with class practical work, preparation of equipment and materials for lessons both for demonstration and class use, placing orders and checking deliveries, maintenance of equipment, stocktaking, risk assessments and other tasks requested by the Head of Technology. The role is varied and will change on a daily basis.

The successful applicant will work with and around students and assist in practical lessons at times. Applicants should have a practical background and confidence to use a variety of workshop equipment. Training will be provided where appropriate certification is required. The successful candidate will be flexible, quick to learn and have good communication skills. They should be keen to work as part of a team in a busy environment but also be prepared to act on their own initiative.

Applications from those wishing to contribute to other aspects of school life outside the classroom are particularly welcome. Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for all posts.

Applying for the job

Further details and an application form are available on the school website. Completed forms should be emailed to the School Business Manager’s PA Mrs Becky Rose at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1224 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

About Hitchin Boys' School

Following Ofsted's visit to Hitchin Boys' School in September 2021, we were delighted to announce that we have once again received top marks by retaining the judgement of ‘Outstanding’. Inspectors concluded that the curriculum at Hitchin Boys’ is highly ambitious for all students. It is designed very well and ensures pupils not only learn rich subject knowledge, but also grow in their awareness of the world around them. As the report noted, “The school is a calm place for pupils to learn and be themselves.” The full report is available on the school website (https://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk).

Hitchin Boys’ School is a high achieving, over-subscribed comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ Consortium. We have a history that stretches back nearly 400 years but embrace fresh thinking, a modern, vibrant curriculum and have a campus that has had £5m+ invested in new facilities in recent years.

Our ethos:
At Hitchin Boys’ we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where our students are encouraged to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing a solid foundation of spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness. Hitchin Boys’ School helps all students to achieve according to their ability, and we celebrate success in many ways other than exam grades, ensuring that all our students go on to the next step in their lives with a feeling of achievement and self-worth. We are committed to caring for each and every one of our students and helping them become well-rounded, successful young adults.

The school is a historic site itself with Grade II listed buildings as well as state of the art facilities which opened in 2019 including a 220-seater auditorium with cutting edge recording technology

The school has consistently been over-subscribed for many years, and Hertfordshire County Council provided funding which has enabled us to increase our facilities to accommodate an additional 45 students in every new intake. This has provided some financial support to help us through these difficult times in education, it also means that there will be new roles created within the school to manage demands both academic and pastoral of these increased numbers.

From 2018 the school has an 8-form entry school and runs a 25-period week. For most subjects students are taught in these groups until Year 8 when some setting takes place. Class sizes are low overall. Strong consortium links exist with the other local secondary schools, Hitchin Girls’ and The Priory School.

The curriculum has always been broad and balanced with an explicit commitment to maintaining the full range of learning, knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of the students’ education, including the humanities and linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, social, physical and artistic learning.

All students in KS4 study the usual core of English, Maths and Science, and also either History or Geography (or both in many cases) and almost every boy studies a Modern Foreign Language up to GCSE and then a wide range of option choices. The creative aspects of learning in Art, Drama and Music and Technology play a significant part in the life of the school. The uptake of Science & Maths is very strong in 6th Form and with large groups taking all humanities subjects (History, Geography, Sociology, Philosophy & Ethics) to A-Level, it is fair to say that the school provides significant breadth ensuring students keep their options for life open as long as possible.

Arranging a visit to Hitchin Boys' School

Please contact the School Business Manager’s PA, Mrs Becky Rose, at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

School location

Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

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