STEAM Technician

New Forest Academy

  • £26421 - £28770 per annum
  • Hampshire / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

NJC 12- 17- £26,421- £28,770 (Actual salary) £22,686.49- £24703.47 (Pro rata salary) + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full Time, Permanent

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

September 2024 Start Date

We are pleased to inform you that we are currently seeking a STEAM Technician to join our academy in September. The primary responsibility of the STEAM Technician is to ensure that the teachers have access to the necessary equipment and resources to offer exceptional learning opportunities for our students. Technicians play a vital role in supporting and enhancing our students’ educational experiences.

STEAM encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Therefore, as a STEAM Technician, you will provide support across all these disciplines. A suitable candidate may have a background as a science technician, engineer, or similar.

The main duties of the STEAM Technician include:

  • In line with the instructions from the subject teacher, prepare the specified materials and equipment in time for the specified lesson. This will include preparing more complex equipment/experiments to enable the teacher to demonstrate experiments safely or preparing materials for pupils to use during lessons. Undertake regular checks of the more complex/sensitive equipment, ensuring annual maintenance/safety checks are completed – including all machine tools, pillar drill, band saw, heat treatment equipment, 3D printer, CAD and CAM machines.
  • Assist teachers when required in the set up lessons and support the teacher in the delivery of key l practical lessons.
  • Undertake daily cleaning of used equipment and maintenance. Undertake periodic cleaning of equipment in line with the Department timetable. Ensure that all allocated equipment and materials are stored safely and securely in order to prevent unauthorised access and potential accidents/misuse.
  • Trial new and improve existing practical’s test and ensure all practical is functional for each lesson

The ideal candidate will have excellent STEAM/ Technician knowledge and previous experience working as a technician within a relevant field. Specific science technician training can be given to a prospective candidate.

New Forest Academy is a successful and popular 11-16 community school adjacent to the New Forest National Park and we are proud to serve the South Waterside community in Hampshire.

As a small school we are fortunate to be able to really get to know each and every student. Staff who work here see this a real benefit and you will join a school where tailored CPD and effective communication is firmly embedded. We are a ‘good’ school, with outstanding features.

Our vision is to enable ambitious futures for all members of our academy community. We strive to ensure that expert teaching of our exciting curriculum allows students from all backgrounds to fulfil their academic potential. We achieve this by sequencing the most important and compelling knowledge backwards from ambitious curriculum aims, and adapting what we teach to our local context. Our passionate team of subject experts deliver chosen content through research-based, best practice approaches. We provide exceptional opportunities to develop the unique interests and talents of our students, and to prepare them for life in modern Britain. Strong relationships and first-class support across the community ensure that students are safe, happy and successful.

The role is due to commence September 2024.

Closing date: 15th June 2024.

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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