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  • Job start date

    3 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Design and technology

Working pattern

Part time: This appointment is a part-time post for 38 weeks/annum, and 25 hours/week, Mon – Fri.

Contract type


Actual salary

actual starting salary of £12,470 per annum, point 11.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have level 2 qualifications and we are particularly interested in candidates who have design and technology qualities that can assist students.

Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have high levels of commitment. Experienced candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful track record of supporting a science faculty.

Responsibilities of the Post-Holder

In accordance with the job description for Food and Textiles Technician, the key responsibilities will be as follows:

  • to ensure the efficient preparation and organisation of lesson materials as required
  • to support teaching staff and pupils during lessons
  • to provide assistance to all department staff as required
  • to maintain and clean equipment as requested
  • to ensure safe storage and use of equipment
  • to purchase departmental resources
  • to maintain appropriate stocks for the department in liaison with the head of department
  • to work alongside staff in preparing materials for examination coursework
  • to liaise with maintenance staff regarding any gas/fume problems which may occur
  • to ensure the application of Health & Safety procedures and to raise awareness of Health and Safety issues specifically in relation to food and textile.
  • to undertake any training commensurate with the post
  • to assist in ensuring the safe conduct of students in the department
  • to participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager
  • to comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health and safety in the workplace
  • ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the Academy’s Equal Opportunities Policy

What the school offers its staff


This appointment is a part-time post for 38 weeks/annum, and 25 hours/week, Mon – Fri. The annual salary for a Food and Textile Technician will be in accordance with the Plume Academy Support Pay Scale, which from appointment for a fulltime post currently involves a salary of Band 2 Point 11 – 14 with an actual starting salary of £12,470 per annum, point 11.

Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st April each year. Progression through the Pay Scale is subject to an annual performance review process.

What we offer:

Cycle-to-work scheme

Electric Vehicle Scheme

24/7 Free Employee Assistance Programme

CPD opportunities and Internal Promotion

Up to 25% Gym Membership

Free staff car park/ Onsite

Company pension

Employee discount

Health & wellbeing programme

Referral programme

Sick pay

Store discount

Further details about the role

Application Process

If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss the post prior to application, please email HR@plume.essex.sch.uk, to arrange a telephone conversation. We are very proud of our academy and what we can offer new members of our team. The HR Team will be pleased to discuss the post and provide further information about the academy.

To apply please complete the Online Plume Academy application form (please see link https://plumetrust.face-ed.co.uk/Vacancies/Detail?campaignRef=SCH-PT-0010 ). This must be completed by the closing date stated (unaccompanied CVs or third-party application forms will not be accepted).

Closing Date: 12 noon Wednesday 17 July 2024 however, interviews may be held sooner upon receipt of application.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Board of Trustees is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointment are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, together with the receipt of References and Health Clearances.

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About Plume School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1736 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Plume School converted to become an academy school in January 2012.

The last full inspection took place in November 2023 and the school was judged to be good across all areas. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy. Please see the academy website for more information.

The academy is a larger-than-average secondary school with a sixth form.

The vast majority of pupils are White British.

The proportions of pupils who speak English as an additional language or who are from ethnic minorities are both well below the national average.

The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium is broadly average, as is the proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities, although for those with an education, health and care plan the proportion is slightly above the national average.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards for pupils’ achievement in English and mathematics at the end of key stage 4.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, together with the receipt of references.

Visits to the Academy are welcome.

Arranging a visit to Plume School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@plume.essex.sch.uk.

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