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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: Term Time Only Plus 2 Weeks, 36 hours 40 minutes per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,985 - £23,541 actual pro rata salary (dependent on continuous service and experience)

Pay scale

Grade 3 SCP 6 - 11, £23,893 - £25,979 per annum (FTE) (Pay award pending)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Design and Technology Technician, to provide technical support to the staff and pupils within a vibrant Technology Department in an outstanding school.

This is an exciting and varied role which involves supporting with the preparation of resources and equipment, assisting in classrooms during lessons and maintaining equipment and health and safety. You must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, show initiative and enthusiasm for design technology, and enjoy working with students.

A working knowledge of a range of D&T techniques (e.g. Graphics, Resistant Materials, Construction) with a level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area is essential, together with and a knowledge of, or willingness to learn about CAD/CAM.

DATA Safe Working Practices training will be provided.

  • We are looking for someone who:
  • Has an NVQ Level 2 or above in a related subject or equivalent experience
  • Experience of using engineering equipment and machinery, including centre lathes, pillar drills, band & circular saws, as well as experience of CAD/CAM
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety risks in the design technology area
  • Experience of using ICT to support completion of work tasks
  • Has good communication and interpersonal skills to give technical advice and guidance to others both spoken and in writing and build effective working relationships with pupils and staff across the school
  • Able to work on own initiative

What the school offers its staff

Working for The Blue Coat School means that you would be part of the Cranmer Education Trust, a successful, growing Trust which prides itself on looking after its people, offering a high level of support and access to expertise. This is an excellent time to join the team, as we develop collaborative structures and systems to enhance and support our growing family of schools.

For further details please visit https://careers.cranmereducationtrust.com/.

We offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust
  • LGPS career average pension scheme including life insurance and dependent's pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement and sick pay scheme, increasing with length of service
  • Central Oldham location close to good transport networks

Further details about the role

Alongside The Blue Coat School, the Trust is made up of primary and secondary schools across Oldham and Rochdale. The Trust also incorporates a teacher training school and the East Manchester Teaching Hub and a MFL hub, which support the training and development of new and existing teachers across the North West of England. For further details please visit https://careers.cranmereducationtrust.com/.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information please refer to:

The Cranmer Education Trust’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
Trust Policies | Cranmer Education Trust

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About The Blue Coat CofE School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1692 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
0161 624 1484

We are very proud of our school, which attracts students from across Greater Manchester and beyond. It first opened in 1834. Our founder, Thomas Henshaw, was a committed Anglican who left a bequest to fund a school which would provide education for the orphaned boys of the parish.

From these humble beginnings, the Blue Coat School has become one of the biggest and most successful schools in the country. The school has a national reputation for high quality teaching and learning, pastoral care, consistently excellent examination results and outstanding progress. Our most recent OFSTED inspection in 2011/2 judged the school to be outstanding in every category. As a result, Blue Coat has been designated a National Teaching School which means that we work with schools nationally and locally to develop the very best educational provision. Blue Coat is grounded in tradition and history, and is evolving and forward looking. Our historic campus has been restored and developed extensively; our students enjoy picnic lunches in front of a Grade II listed building but their learning takes place in superb 21st century classrooms, laboratories and studios.

Blue Coat is dedicated to serving young people, to enable them to become everything they can be and everything that they are meant to be. We are a Church of England school that welcomes members of other Christian denominations, and of other faiths.

Our Anglican beliefs, values and worship are at the core of our life together in school.

Arranging a visit to The Blue Coat CofE School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@cranmeredt.org.

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