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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£14,886.00 - £15,432.00 Annually (Actual)

Food Technology Technician job summary



Salary – Scale 2 Point 3 to 5 (£20,812 to £21,575 pro rata)

30 hours per week  -  Term Time plus 2 weeks

Job Purpose

To provide a practical, daily technician service within our school to members of the teaching staff and students in the Food Technology department through the preparation and provision of equipment and ingredients to enable pupils to carry out practical lessons.

Main Responsibilities


Maintain a safe and clean working environment to ensure Food teaching areas are prepared and maintained for teaching at all times

Prepare ingredients, materials and resources for teachers and students

Provide advice and assistance in the classroom to support and assist the teacher during practical lessons

Work on your own initiative as well as a member of a team.

Plan and prioritise your work effectively.

Assist in the organisation and presentation of the Food Technology Room.

To attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.

Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, eg clubs, visits and extra-curricular activities organized by the department

To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post as may be required by the Principal.

Maintaining Work Area

To ensure that food technology rooms and equipment are kept clean and tidy and that food technology room safety regulations are met, including checking equipment for safety, cleaning and sterilizing equipment and advising students on safety aspects of particular practical work.

Ensure that fridges, cookers and equipment are kept clean and that a deep clean is undertaken when required.

Ensure that all equipment is accounted for, in the correct place and replaced where necessary.

Ensure that all equipment is stored in a safe, hygienic and appropriate manner.

Assist the classroom teacher in the logging in and out of certain items of equipment as required.

To be responsible for maintaining departmental displays of work both in the technology area and around the school Resources

To monitor supplies of stock and inform line manager when further supplies of resources or ingredients are required; check goods delivered against orders and storing appropriately; carry out stock taking and inventory checks.

To record breakages and loans, in accordance with school policy, and assist with department filing, including maintenance of up to date catalogues and price lists.

To assist with the preparation of materials for lessons, display and projects.

To assist in setting up for practical lessons and demonstrations.

To carry out administrative duties to support the teacher as required (filing, photocopying, record keeping, inventory checks etc)


The post holder will be expected to carry out all duties in the context of and in compliance with all the school policies.

To be willing to undertake training as necessary.

To participate in personal and team reviews.

To be familiar with Health & Safety regulations.

Provide First Aid when necessary (after training)

Other duties including support to facilitate the smooth running of the Food Technology Department.

Other Reasonable Duties

This Job Description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. This list of duties is not exhaustive and from time to time staff will be asked to undertake any other reasonable tasks in relation to their role.

To assist the Principal in ensuring that the academy runs smoothly.  This includes:            

  • Actively promoting the academy’s high expectations and equal opportunities policy.
  • Maintaining sound procedures for security, supervision, and maintenance of the academy environment, ensuring that all safeguarding/Health and Safety regulations are met.
  • Modelling the highest standards of professional conduct, supporting and driving excellence in all practice within the academy; ensuring that Cliff Park Ormiston Academy and the Ormiston Academies Trust is always presented positively within and beyond the academy.


  • All staff are part of a wider academy team.  Each individual, therefore, is required to support the values/ethos of the academy and the academy priorities as defined in the Academy Improvement Plan.  This will mean being responsive to the needs of colleagues, parents and students and being flexible in a demanding environment. On occasions the post holder may be expected to carry out additional tasks, as requested by the Principal and Governors, which are not specifically specified in this job description. 
  • All staff in the academy work subject to statute and academy policies and procedures. The post holder will be expected to become familiar with these and work in accordance with them.
  • Due to the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of Criminal Record Disclosure to be undertaken.  It is essential that post holders disclose whether they have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and if so, for which offences. Any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the academy. 


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 Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
844 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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