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  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

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  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

Pathway 2, Point 4-8 £19,707 - £21,061 (FTE £23,114 - £24,702)

Food Technician job summary

Food Technician

Contract: Permanent 

Hours:   37 hours per week, term time plus training days  

Salary: Pathway 2, Point 4-8 £19,707 - £21,061

(FTE £23,114 - £24,702)  

Site:      Queen Katharine Academy  

Closing date: Monday 27th November 2023

Start:  ASAP

Please note – Thomas Deacon Education Trust withhold the right to withdraw the advert and/or interview suitable candidates before the specified closing date.

The Role  

Queen Katharine Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated Food Technician to join the department.

The successful applicant will be able to work on their own initiative, have good organisational skills and work well under pressure in order to facilitate and actively contribute to high quality teaching and learning. The successful applicant will play a vital role in supporting the delivery of Food Technology lessons via practical, administrative and classroom support.

You may be required to work across both the Creative Arts and Technologies teams. You’ll be assisting teachers in maintaining the learning environment, effectively managing resources and student materials for both departments.

  The Person  

The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with students and staff alike. Whilst school-based experience is not essential, the successful candidate will have some experience of food preparation and nutrition. You will need to work within a fast-paced environment, using your own initiative and to tight deadlines.  

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful school within a well-regarded Trust in the Eastern Region. The school has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future and we are looking for an ambitious and dynamic person to steer it through the next stage of its development.   

C ollaboration, educational research and professional development are at the core of how the schools within Thomas Deacon Education Trust work together. With a clear focus on teaching at all levels, the Trust is well placed to provide great opportunities to promote Queen Katharine Academy as a leading school and you will be given effective support to develop you personally as an outstanding member of the team.  

The Trust offers:

·         Excellent salary package.

·         Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.

·         Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.

·         Use of Academy facilities and onsite car parking.

·         Local Government Pension Scheme.

·         An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.

·         An inclusive and collaborative approach.

·         A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.

·         An actively supportive Local Governing Body and Trust leadership.


Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

  If you have any questions regarding this post or would like to arrange a visit please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education.

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 Queen Katharine Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1675 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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