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  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£11.55 Hourly 39 week - term time only contract

Performing Arts and AV Technician job summary

Main Purpose of Job:

To organise the provision of practical support for the relevant curriculum area for staff and pupils at all key stages in the school/college. To assist the leadership team in securing an environment in which pupils can safely pursue theory/practical work. To maintain, support and operate the media/AV equipment across the site.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1.      To prepare materials, equipment and teaching aids for classroom use. To tidy up and clean materials and equipment, including breakages to ensure a safe and hygienic working environment at all times.

2.      To support teachers and students during practical work, to include setting up and providing advice to pupils in the development of their tasks, including the safe operation and demonstration of equipment.

3.      To oversee the work of small groups of students engaged in practical tasks, as requested by the head of department under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

4.        Lead the maintenance, servicing and purchasing of the AV equipment across the various media spaces. This includes equipment such as lighting desks and lighting equipment, sound desk and PAs.

5.        Operating the above-mentioned media equipment across the various media spaces for school events and lettings.

6.      To assist with exhibitions, demonstrations and displays as requested.

7.      To supervise students assigned to the faculty as part of their work experience programme, under the direction of the head of faculty.

8.      To contribute to the training and development of trainee technicians working within the department.

9.      To prepare specialised tools / equipment / materials within the department (as qualified).

To advise members of staff and pupils on particular hazards and requirements/best practice in the use of equipment / materials / experiments in line with COSHH/ safety / CLEAPPS guidance. To remain aware of current safety guidelines and legislation.

To issue and collect materials and equipment. To log the use of equipment and check for missing and damaged equipment against inventories and inform the relevant teacher.

To check and test equipment routinely to ensure its good safe working order and to undertake maintenance, repairs and servicing where needed and within the limits of the post holder’s skills and training. To recommend any necessary repairs or arrange further maintenance for equipment on the approval of the head of department.

To operate a system of stock control, ensuring sufficient replenishment of materials within the approved limits and recommending any additional equipment/material requirements to the head of department. To assist in ordering stock and checking deliveries of stock when received.

To monitor and achieve the efficient organisation of the work and storage areas and to ensure the cleanliness, safety and security of these areas at all times.

General responsibilities

·        Be available for evening and weekend work

·        To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures e.g. Council (Equal Opportunities Policy/Code of Conduct), national legislation (Health and Safety, Data Protection).

·        To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.

·        To be responsible for your own continuing self-development, undertaking training as appropriate.

·        To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required.

Commitment to safeguarding

Please refer to our safeguarding policy on the Athena Learning Trust website at:


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About Bideford College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1430 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Bideford College is part of the Athena Learning Trust alongside Altarnun Primary, Atlantic Academy, Egloskerry Primary, Launceston College and Launceston Primary School .

Bideford College is a rapidly improving 11 – 18 secondary school on the North Devon coast. It aims to ensure that all students, regardless of socio-economic background can successfully move on to their next step in education or employment with the skills and qualifications they need. We do this through a broad and balanced curriculum and co-curricular offer which enables students to develop resilience, knowledge and contribute positively to the local and global community. We are committed to driving up standards, insisting on high expectations and raising the aspirations of our students.

We are proud of the broad and balanced curriculum that we offer our students in both the main school and in the sixth form. It offers the potential to develop a range of academic and vocational skills that prepares young people for careers in the 21st century. This is underpinned by a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that nurtures the development of sporting, artistic and technical talents that sees our students succeed at a local, national and international level.

Bideford College is a caring community and we are proud of the inclusive school climate that has been created through the positive relationships developed between students and staff. We want our students to feel safe in the learning culture that exists in the classrooms of the college.

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