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    As soon as possible

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    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

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Design and technology

Working pattern

Part time, term time: Pattern of hours: Equivalent to 3 Days a week 8.30am – 3.30pm with half an hour unpaid lunch break each day (Flexible Working Pattern available for the suitable candidate) Term time only, plus 2 days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 to £23,893.00

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate willwork under the guidance of the Head of Department: Design Technology and will be responsible for routine machine maintenance, the preparation of project consumables, stock inventory, removing and handling waste and contributing to the success of specific departmental and strategic development projects.

Product Design is part of the Design and Technology Department which also includes Food and Textiles. We pride ourselves as a hardworking and effective team and this is evident in the attitudes of the students towards our subjects.

This post is mostly required to support the Product Design (workshop) subjects’ delivery to a comprehensive range of 11-16 year olds. Our particular ethos focuses on students learning how to make quality products using timber, plastics, metal and electronic components. As the students progress through the school, we challenge them to design original products which fully utilise their practical skills.

Duties are many and varied but will include:

  • Routine machine maintenance (inc. Pillar Drills, Band Saws, Sanding Machines, Filtration/Extraction Systems, where specifically trained to do so. Other maintenance requests to Site Team in the first instance)
  • Preparation of project consumables (inc. assisting in the ordering, cutting, counting and storage of raw materials, components and specialist resources)
  • Stock inventory (inc. checking inventory of tools and equipment to teaching rooms and stock consumables)
  • Contributing to the success of specific departmental development projects (e.g.
  • preparing jigs and tools for student projects, assembly/ creating bespoke computer furniture)
  • Supporting groups of students and individual students in their project work
  • Running CAD/CAM machines and processing student files
  • Work safely with students with specific equipment and techniques including, brazing, welding, pipe bending and using the lathe

What the school offers its staff

In return for your commitment we can offer:

  • the opportunity to make a real difference
  • personalised CPD with a strong commitment to professional growth
  • a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and care
  • a committed and enthusiastic staff
  • a very supportive Senior Leadership Team and Trust Executive team
  • a location in beautiful Skipton with good transport links to the rest of Craven, Leeds and Bradford

Commitment to safeguarding

Moorlands Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school. The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment. All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome. All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.

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About The Skipton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01756 792965

The Skipton Academy is a vibrant 11-16 comprehensive school which is rapidly growing and expanding in size; pupil numbers have increased recently to such a degree that we now need to expand our staffing across a range of subject areas.

We are committed to our ethos of “Belong Challenge Inspire” and this has been key to the improvements in every aspect of the school. Our dedicated staff are fully committed to this ethos and have bought into a common goal and support each other to make The Skipton Academy a vibrant and positive place to work.

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