15 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    19 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 January 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£18,485.00 - £19,305.00 Annually (Actual) equivalent to £23,115 - £24,140 pa full-time

Design Technology Technician job summary

We are looking for someone who is able to join us as soon as possible. This post will appeal to someone who is naturally comfortable in the presence of young people, as it involves working closely with staff and students in our Design Technology Department. The successful candidate will have workshop machine skills as well as relevant work experience, although further training and induction will be provided. Flexibility and a sense of humour are also essential! You will find further details in the job description and person specification. Previous experience of working with students, particularly at Key Stages 3 & 4, may be an advantage.

The post is for a total of 34.5 hours per week; the actual working hours will be 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am – 3.30pm on Friday, including a 30 minute unpaid lunch break each day. The post is for 39 working weeks per year (term time only), but you will be paid for 44.60 weeks of the year to include holiday pay.

Benefits of working at Priestlands include:

  • Free on-site car park
  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Enrolment in and generous contribution to one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes; LGPS
  • Eligible for reduced rate membership at NFDC leisure centres
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance programme offering advice on a range of areas including well-being, housing and financial matters
  • Free eye sight test every 2 years
  • Professional development opportunities for all staff
  • Affordable on-site canteen

References will be usually taken up prior to interview; if you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher. You will be required to provide appropriate evidence of identity and qualifications to support other pre-employment checks which will be undertaken on the successful candidate for this role, including: your right to work in the UK, a confidential health declaration, an online search of your name in line with government guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education, and a DBS application.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your application so please submit it as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Priestlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and you will be required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions. Priestlands School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Priestlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and you will be required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions. Priestlands School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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About Priestlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1240 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Priestlands School, an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, serves the south of the New Forest. Our catchment area covers an area of outstanding beauty, stretching from Beaulieu in the East, to Brockenhurst in the North, and Milford-on-Sea at its most westerly point. To the south lies the Solent, providing one of the most popular sailing areas in the country. We serve eleven primary and junior schools, although our intake includes children from other schools, including a number of private schools.

Priestlands is an exciting school in which to work and we are proud of its many achievements. We are committed to being a leading comprehensive school that serves the entire community, provides high quality education across the curriculum and has ambitious plans for its continued success and development. Our headline GCSE results and progress score consistently place us among the top schools in Hampshire and the New Forest and demonstrate that Priestlands is consistently delivering positive outcomes for all groups of students, year on year.

We are proud of our academic record and believe all children are capable of making exceptional progress. We encourage them to embrace challenge, pursue excellence and to be resilient in overcoming obstacles. Above all we want to ignite in our students a love of learning which will serve them well throughout their lives.

However, Priestlands is about far more than exam results as our motto, Learn more… Do more… Be more…, implies. Our aim is to develop well rounded young people who have the skills and attributes to be successful in life and make a positive impact in our community.



We encourage all our young people to develop a sense of values and responsibility for themselves and other people. We aim to treat young people as individuals, recognising and respecting individual needs, aptitudes, interests and aspirations.

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