52 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    6 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,451.00 - £20,760.00 Annually (Actual)

Design Technology Technician job summary

In general, duties will be those connected with assisting the running of the school's workshops and design areas and will vary according to the level of teaching being undertaken within the school and the changes in curriculum that occur from time to time.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of CAD/CAM and wood working skills

  • Must be a team player and have a willingness to learn

  • A good communicator

  • Someone who is conscientious and enthusiastic

  • Must be organised and have the ability to be flexible

Roles and Responsibilities:-

Servicing machines and equipment to manufacturer's schedules:

  • Setting up of workshop machinery, tools and CAD equipment.

  • Ordering and maintaining stock.

  • Managing the control of substances that fall under the Health and Safety at Work Act and COSHH regulations.

  • Knowledge of textiles equipment such as sewing machines for maintenance and servicing purposes.

Preparation of Materials:

  • Setting up, clearing away and cleaning larger items of equipment in lessons.

  • To manage the organisation of the workshop and ensure that all equipment and projects are stored in an organised manner and have a home.

  • Maintaining in sound condition:

    • surfaces of benches

    • equipment

    • safety guards

    • workshop fittings

  • Stock control - substances that fall under the Health and Safety at Work Act and COSHH regulations.

  • Manufacture of jigs, special tools and fittings for curriculum use.

  • General maintenance of sharp edge tools in workshops.

  • General maintenance of machines and equipment in workshops, on a daily or weekly basis as appropriate.

  • Regular and lubrication of machines and equipment as specified by manufacturer's schedules.

  • Provision of storage and/or display facilities in connection with machines and equipment.

  • Temporary oversight of students' in work area in case of an emergency for safety reasons.

  • Practical oversight of pupils who are involved in a project of an experimental nature under the direction of the class teacher. (As a means of providing additional adult support).

  • Work independently in a number of resistant materials and media support of departmental activities.

  • Provide support in the area of electronics, micro-electronics, computers and other developing 'new technologies'.

Health and Safety:
  • To hold the NAAIDT Training Certificate for Technicians

  • To hold a certificate for each of the machines used on school premises

  • To take appropriate action to identify and minimise any risks to health, safety and security in the immediate working environment.

    As an employee you will have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and instant access to the Schools Advisory Service that offer a range of wellbeing services that includes;

    Access 24 hours a day to a GP helpline where you can have a telephone conversation for you and close relatives.

    Access to Physiotherapy

    Access to a counselling service

    Free 12 week Weight Management Programme

    Support for stress management

    Lifestyle Screening

    Relationship Counselling

    Long-term condition support - support for you and family members where you or a member of your family is suffering from a long-term condition such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis or Motor Neurones disease. This list is not exhaustive.

    Private Medical Service

    Stress Counselling

Redden Court School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community regardless of gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, age or sexual orientation.

If you would like more information please contact Mr Sarel Bosman, Head of Technology Faculty on 01708 342293 or email sbosman@reddencourtcloud.co.uk

If you would like to become a member of our thriving and successful community, please apply via ‘Mynewterm’ which can be accessed here by the deadline of Friday the 17th May at 12pm. Interviews will take place Thursday the 23rd May. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient suitable applications for the role. If you are interested in the role, please submit your application as early as possible.

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 Redden Court School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1048 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

We pride ourselves on being a fully comprehensive school placed at the heart of the community. We want all of our students to be happy, ambitious and to achieve results that reflect their true potential.

Our school has served the local community of Harold Wood for many years, providing a high quality education to the students of this area.

Our vision is focused on a ‘Commitment to Success for All’ and high levels of aspiration for every member of our community. The school is forward thinking and progressive. We seek to achieve the very best for all of our students through the use of a rich variety of educational approaches.

We have caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring the students are successful in every aspect of their learning.

Redden Court is the founding school in the Success for All Educational Trust and is recognised as one of the highest performing mixed comprehensive schools in Havering.

We are an accredited ‘Thinking School’ and have very close links with the Cognitive Education Development Unit at the University of Exeter. Metacognition and the development of thinking skills is at the heart of our teaching and learning in the school as we believe it plays an important part in developing resilient and independent learners.

We also have very strong links with the Havering Teacher Training Programme, we are a senior partner in the Empower Teaching Alliance and we are recognised as a Leading Edge School by the SSAT. The school has also been accredited with All Together (Anti Bullying), Place2Be (Student Mental Health), SEND Exceptional Outcomes Award, The Quality in Careers Standards, Healthy Schools Gold Award and Gold Travel Ambassadors Award.

We are a growing community Trust with inclusion at the heart of our ethos and require leaders who will bring this vision to life.

These are exciting times for Redden Court School with so much change and challenge in the future.

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