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Design & Technology Technician - Full-time

St Gregory's Catholic School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5435-161S
  • Posted:14/08/2023
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:10/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Design Technology Technician - 37 hours, Term Time plus 10 days non-pupil days (total 40 weeks)

KR5 £22,595 - £23,693 FTE (pro rata approximately £20,111 - £21,088 per annum)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual to join our school as a technician in our Design and Technology department.  We seek to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking person to join our busy department.  The role of a technician is to support the department in functioning within all aspects of Health & Safety, preparation of materials, working with small groups of students and maintenance of equipment.  

The technician is responsible to the Subject Leader of Design & Technology for:

  • The safe and correct preparation of materials as specified by the teaching staff in accordance to the risk assessment.
  • The safe and correct storage of all tools, equipment and materials.
  • Monitoring and maintaining all safety equipment.
  • Routine cleaning, maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Manufacturing pieces of work for classroom use.
  • Specialist cleaning and supervision of the machine areas and the Design & Technology teaching rooms.
  • Maintaining an accurate inventory of department equipment.
  • Manage stock control of consumables.
  • Co-ordinating departmental stock re-ordering, utilising appropriate computer programmes particularly CAD/CAM software.
  • Assistance with the organisation of exam work.

Ideally, the candidate would have experience in some or all areas of D&T but full on the job training will be provided.  You will need to be organised and be able to take your own initiative, you will need to be able to follow instructions and work flexibly across all the areas of the department.

Benefits of working at St Gregory’s Catholic School

  • A supportive and caring working environment for staff and students and a school wide focus on wellbeing.
  • Dedicated and bespoke CPD time for all staff and personal development opportunities
  • Access to our Fitness Suite
  • Access to Kent Rewards Scheme
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers counselling, financial guidance, legal enquiries with access to online health and wellbeing resources

Our Offer:  St Gregory’s students love to gain new knowledge and skills and all our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver challenging, engaging and interesting lessons, with high expectations of behaviour. Opportunities for excellent Continued Professional Development and staff well-being are at the forefront of our commitment to all staff at St Gregory’s.

You are welcome to contact HR at HR@sgschool.org.uk if you would like to visit the school before submitting an application.

For ease of applying, we are happy to accept applications by using the apply now button.

Should you be shortlisted for interview, additional information may be requested at that time.

This vacancy may close on or before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants.

Safer Recruitment

St Gregory’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Information about the school

St Gregory’s is a mixed Catholic Secondary School, ages 11-18 with approximately 1370 students on roll. St Gregory’s is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2013) which aims to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can flourish.

We firmly believe that there is no ceiling on achievement and that in each student there is the potential to succeed. St Gregory’s is a place where young people are able to learn and enjoy school, developing their talents to the full. Aspirational targets are embraced by the whole school to ensure attainment and progress is consistently outstanding.

The school is in a rural setting on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells and within easy distance of a main line station. London and the South Coast are easily accessible.

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Our Offer: We create an environment where our staff can thrive and enjoy the work that they do which enables our young people to flourish, gain confidence, achieve and be happy. We have a reputation for being a very caring environment and we have a great record for investing in staff training and development.

Candidates will be subject to an online search if shortlisted. The search will not form part of the shortlisting process itself and shortlisted candidates will have the chance to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview.

St Gregory’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Teresa Chun - HR Hub
  • Address:Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9XL
  • Telephone: 01892 240367
  • Email: hr@sgschool.org.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.