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  • Start date details

    Autumn 2024

  • Closing date

    18 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE) £19,588.80-£20,246.15 actual pro rata salary

Workshop Technician-Engineering job summary

Salary: Meridian Trust Grade 4 Points 3-5 : £22,737-23,500 (FTE) £19,588.80 - £20,246.15 actual salary (continuous service dependent).

Hours of work: 37 hours per week; 39 weeks per year (term time + 5 training days).

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to join an innovative and well-equipped Engineering department to support the teaching of a wide range of engineering courses and disciplines.

At Greater Peterborough University Technical College our intent is to deliver academic excellence alongside a world class technical education, ensuring our students also excel in employability skills and work directly with employers/partners on a range of projects. Our workshops boast CNC Lathe, Mill, Routers, Engravers, Laser Cutters, 3D Printers (FDM and Resin), Manual Lathes and Milling Machines, Forging, Casting, Welding (actual and Augmented Reality) all in addition to your more traditional product design workshop. You will have the opportunity to support projects involving electronics and robotics including Lego EV3, Vex, physical computing (Arduino and Raspberry Pi). We are also in the process of investing in upgrading our equipment and add Metal Laser Cutting and 5 axis milling to our facilities.

Our partners work with us on a range of projects alongside students include CAT/Perkins, Baker Perkins, Howden, Z-Tech, Photocentric, Amazon, Anglian Water, Anglian Ruskin University.

You will be working within a well-established and expanding team of specialist teachers with exceptional industrial experience.

If you are enthusiastic about Engineering and enjoy inspiring others, this post offers an excellent opportunity to utilise your training and experience and additionally to further develop your own skills within a friendly team environment. This post could also be ab ideal launchpad to a teaching career!

Key responsibilities will include:

assisting in practical lessons

preparing equipment and teaching areas

maintaining equipment

ensuring a safe environment for students and staff

Housekeeping of workshop and stores areas

The successful candidate will have proven practical and technical skills, with the ability to solve technical problems, strong organisational skill and ICT skills, and an understanding of the relevant Health & Safety regulations relating to the safe operation of workshop machinery.

Key Responsibilities and capabilities:

Oversee all aspects of the day to day running of an allocated workshop or workshop area, giving instruction and supervision to students, and assistance to academic staff to ensure that work operations are carried out in a safe manner and in a controlled working environment; that Health and Safety procedures are adhered to by all workshop users. Liaise with other technicians and senior staff to organise the maintenance and upkeep of all mechanical equipment within the workshop which may include equipment such as centre lathes, milling machines, and forge. To perform minor repairs and routine servicing on equipment as appropriate.

Health & Safety responsibilities to ensure all activity in the workshop takes place as safely as possible and in compliance with school policy: assistance and delivery of workshop Health & Safety induction; training of staff and student workshop users; keep up-to-date with developments in Health & Safety legislation, particularly COSHH; act as a local area Health & Safety Advisor to support teaching staff, advise on risk assessments if required; act as Fire Steward and possibly First Aider; advise on manual handling. Perform Ad hoc duties requested by the line manager, and senior staff; performing any such reasonable duties to allow the workshop and academic programmes to run as smoothly as possible.

Applicants must also be self-motivated, possess excellent interpersonal/ communication skills and have the ability to work with students. Relevant experience within a secondary school setting is desirable, but this is not essential as appropriate training will be provided.

Benefits of working for us include:

  • Extensive CPD opportunities both within GPUTC and the wider trust
  • Free on-site parking
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Reduced staff membership to the facilities at Academy Leisure, Sawtry
  • Free tea and coffee making facilities
  • Generous sick pay and annual leave

For more information about the role please download the Applicant Information Pack below.

Closing date for applications is: Thursday 18th July 2024

Interviews: Friday 19th July 2024

Applications are reviewed as received and we reserve the right to close the post prior to the closing date.

GPUTC is a small but growing school where every member of staff makes a profound difference to children’s life chances. GPUTC is particularly proud of the most recent Ofsted report where in October 2022 it was graded ‘Good’ in all areas The Ofsted report stated that:

  • Pupils behave well. They say they want to learn
  • Leaders are ambitious for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
  • The curriculum is well designed, and the content progressively builds upon pupils’ prior learning. This allows pupils, including sixth-form students, to develop important knowledge and skills over time.
  • Teachers have expert knowledge. They use subject-specific language. Pupils confidently use this language when talking about their learning.
  • Pupils respond well to leaders’ clear expectations of behaviour. As soon as they join the school, pupils feel well supported and build strong relationships with other pupils.
  • Leaders provide opportunities for pupils, including those in the sixth form, to engage with employers, UTC sponsors and local universities. This gives them a solid foundation upon which to plan their next steps.

GPUTC is part of the Meridian Trust, a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities. Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 29 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff.

To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk

If you would like to join an Academy demonstrating a serious commitment to impact pupil progress, we welcome your application.

The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as social media checks.

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 Greater Peterborough UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
468 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Set in the heart of Peterborough on a beautiful campus shared with the Peterborough College and the University Centre Peterborough, The Greater Peterborough UTC is a school for 11-19 Year olds (from Sept 21) who want to pursue their passion for STEM. We focus on our learners, their destinations and their outcomes, a small enough setting to know all our learners by name. We offer a bespoke learner journey full of STEM enrichment, career interviews and guidance to ensure that all our learners are armed with the knowledge, skills and behaviour to pursue their career of choice in a STEM setting.

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