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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

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Food technology

Working pattern

Part time: 27.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday (10am - 4pm)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,702pa to £27,334pa

Actual salary

£15,739pa - £17,416pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Food Technician to join our Design Technology team in a thriving school, working with staff who are committed to the learning and development of pupils. Arden school is part of Arden Multi Academy trust, a group of schools providing excellent education to children and young people within Solihull and the local area.

The key responsibilities for this post are as follows (a comprehensive job description is available):

  • To carry out responsibilities associated with the role of Food Technician to Design Technology.
  • To ensure that kitchen materials, utensils and equipment are available and in good working order.
  • To provide practical support for all Food & Nutrition and Hospitality & Catering teachers.
  • Carry out other technical assistance for teachers as directed by the Associate Headteacher.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people with regard to Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school Child Protection policy and the school Behaviour policy.
  • To ensure that resources are in place to allow for the effective teaching of Food & Nutrition and Hospitality & Catering and the participation of pupils in enrichment activities and competitions. The postholder will work with the Head of Design Technology to develop effective systems to manage resources and activities.
  • Organise the ordering and preparation of resources and ingredients for Disadvantaged students
  • Support in the preparation and delivery of Non-Examined Assessments (Coursework) areas of Key Stage 4 Food & Nutrition and Hospitality & Catering courses.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors

Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life

Access to high quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development

A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity

A Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students

West Midlands Local Government Pension

Cycle to Work scheme

Free on-site parking

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for Arden main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details and eligibility criteria).

Further details are available to download from our school website http://www.arden.solihull.sch.uk/vacancies/

Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs cannot be accepted as part of our Safer Recruitment guidelines. Please address all correspondence to Mr D Warwood, Associate Headteacher.

Commitment to safeguarding

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

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About Arden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1820 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01564 773348

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate students. Our recent Ofsted report spoke about the culture of ‘exceptionally high aspirations that permeate the school’ and ‘the positive relationships between staff and pupils’ where ‘teachers teach individuals, not classes’. As an innovative school always striving for better there is a constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential and as part of a Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

Arranging a visit to Arden

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@arden.solihull.sch.uk.

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