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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 4.5 hours per fortnight

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 to £23,893 FTE

Actual salary

£2,373 to £2,413 Pay Award Pending

What skills and experience we're looking for

Role Purpose:

The primary role of the Workshop Technician is to provide efficient and effective practical support to the Design and Technology department, specifically in the Graphics and Resistant Materials workshop.


The postholder will undertake a range of tasks within the Design and Technology Department and will need to work in an organised manner and be able to manage their time effectively, whilst maintaining a flexible and positive attitude.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Managing the materials store
  • Organising and preparing materials for lessons
  • Maintenance and on-going care of equipment i.e. sharpening of tools
  • Working alongside small group of students helping them with ideas and design issues
  • Undertaking any other duties as may reasonably be expected

Personal qualities:

  • A background in safe machinery use with basic maintenance (such as band saw, pillar drill, belt sander, milling machine and scroll saw)
  • A great mind for problem solving
  • A working knowledge of using and maintaining hand-held equipment such as planes, chisels and saws
  • Background knowledge of engineering, joinery, electronics or a Product Design environment
  • Willingness to share expertise with staff and students – sometimes through demonstrations
  • Some computer aided design and or/computer aided manufacturing skills would be an advantage, but not essential, as we use a laser cutter, vinyl plotter cutter and micro router.
  • A sense of humour!

What the school offers its staff

Parkstone is pleased to be able to offer all staff members the following benefits

Core Benefits

  • A contributory pension scheme relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes).
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the South Central Teaching Hub.
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - confidential support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7 covering a wide range of issues, such as: Legal Information, Bereavement Support and Online CBT among much more.
  • All staff are entitled to a ‘Golden Day’ once a year – a paid day off or part time equivalent.
  • Free Yoga and Pilates sessions throughout the term.
  • Termly Staff Wellbeing and Workload groups to raise and solve issues.

Flexible Benefits

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme through Love Electric

Commitment to safeguarding

Parkstone Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. The school is also committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

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About Parkstone Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1222 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Parkstone Grammar School is an excellent place to work. Staff and students are happy, well cared for and well supported. We place a high priority on staff wellbeing and ensure that there are opportunities to support our staff. From free tea and coffee in the staffroom every day to activities such as Yoga and Pilates which are provided for free of charge. We also have an employee assistance scheme where confidential advice and support is available for staff as and when they need it. The staff wellbeing and workload committee meets regularly with the Headteacher to discuss all aspects of work in school to ensure that we have the best balance possible for staff to thrive.

Arranging a visit to Parkstone Grammar School

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

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