DT Technician Wanted


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Design Technology Department. To support the teaching of Design and Technology subjects by developing, preparing and maintaining appropriate facilities, equipment, and materials for use by teachers and pupils. To have a flexible approach to daily routines, in order to support the needs of the department.

Our School

Our school is constantly striving to achieve higher standards as reported in our most recent Ofsted Report and
in our Section 48 Denominational Inspection Report which described us as an “Outstanding Catholic School”.
We recently enhanced our status as a Fairtrade school by being designated a FairAchiever School, are one of
only twelve Eco Ambassador Schools in the country, were recently redesignated a Full International School by
the British Council, and staff and pupils enjoy exchange visits with our partner school in India. We have held
SGQM Centre of Excellence status for several years and we are a strategic partner in the Catholic Teaching
Alliance. In December 2019, we were also designated as National Eco School of the Year – a magnificent
achievement.

The Design Technology Department

The teaching of Design and Technology is carried out by a team of four teachers working in Food and Nutrition, Product Design, Construction, and Child development.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Design Technology Technician following the retirement of the current postholder. We are a forward thinking department and enjoy the challenge of developing our curriculum in line with new and emerging technologies such as smart materials, bio mimicry, 3D printing, plant based diets, Fairtrade and organic foods.

This is a job for someone who loves all subjects of Design and Technology and wants to support the teachers instil this passion and interest into our pupils. This is a rare opportunity to work in an enthusiastic and motivated department.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled, ‘hands-on’, organised technician who can support the teachers to
bring the subject to life and inspire our pupils to develop a passion for our technological world. This is a very
successful department, and one of the highest achieving departments within the school, securing excellent
outcomes with both GCSE and Diploma courses.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have a broad range of expertise and be willing to develop new  skills.

The department has an outstanding reputation amongst staff, pupils, governors and parents, and is well known for its success in competitions. We are one of the few schools in the UK to hold the Design Mark for Excellence in Design and Technology.

The department has a suite of design rooms, a food room, and workshops which includes a computer suite, laser cutter, 3D printer, engravers and an excellent range of tools and machinery. The rooms are supported by our technicians who make an outstanding contribution to the department.

Your Application

Applicants must complete the CES application form together with a supporting letter of no more than two sides
of A4. [Please only use the version of the CES application form available from the school website] In your
letter of application, please outline how your experiences to date have prepared you for this role.
Your application should be sent to recruitment@cardinalallen.co.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 7 December with interviews to follow.

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Application form
Notes for applicants
Design Technology Technician information pack
DBS Guidance
Immigration and nationality act 2006