Food and Textiles Technician

The Chalk Hills Academy - Part of the Shared Learning Trust

  • NJC L3 Point 6-8 £23,893-£24,702 FTE actual pro rata salary £20,676-£21,376
  • Luton / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Food and Textiles Technician

 

The Chalk Hills Academy are currently seeking a talented and creative technician to work across our Faculty of Design Technology specifically within Food and Textiles.

The suitable candidate will be responsible for routine safety and maintenance checks, supporting classroom teachers during some practical lessons, prepare and order materials, and general resources to support the Design Technology Faculty.  You will use your specialist knowledge to assist the Food and Textiles Department and support students.

It is incredibly important to us here at The Chalk Hills Academy that all our staff are valued, listened to, mentored, challenged, and given adequate opportunities to develop.

 

Key Duties

Classroom support
Display of technical skill within Technology
Teamwork
Health & Safety procedures and maintain records
Stock Control and managing resources
Administration
Managing rooms

 

The successful candidate will

Provide excellent support to the teaching team.
General knowledge and experience of working with any or some of the following areas: Food technology, textiles and art, and design.
Prior experience of being a technician within the Food/Art/textiles faculty would be an asset
A Level 3 qualification.
Have a flexible and adaptable approach with the ability to work alongside young people and adults.
Organised and prepared.
Take pride in their work.

 

Job specifics

Start date        September 2024

Salary                NJC L3 Point 6-8  £23,893-£24,702 FTE  actual pro rata salary £20,676-£21,376   

 Job Role          Full time, Permanent, Term-time plus inset days, 37hrs per week, 39 weeks Mon to Thu 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-3:30pm

 

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

 

The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

On-site Indian head or shoulder massage

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme

 

Safeguarding

We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.

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