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DT Technician - 37 Hours a Week - TTO + 5 SDD - Full-time

Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-5444-327S
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:BCAT 6.1-6.4 Pro rata to £21,804-£22,894
  • Start Date:1 September 2024 or sooner
  • App Close Date:24/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


DT Technician - 37 hours a week - TTO + 5 SDD

The Post

Required for 1 September 2024 (or earlier), the Trustees are seeking to appoint a full time enthusiastic technician to support the delivery of Design & Technology across KS3-5. The successful candidate will be a joining a team of skilled DT teachers at Barton Court Grammar School. Product Design and Food & Nutrition are taught to examination level at KS4. Product Design is taught to A Level in KS5.

It is desirable that the candidate holds their DATA Health and Safety certificate and food hygiene certificate level 2. However, training is available if required.

The successful candidate should be able to show initiative and support the delivery of teaching in the classroom, providing reliable and high quality technical support to students and staff alike. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to work with colleagues to build a vibrant and outstanding department.

The DT department consists of three teachers and all convey a love for their subject and the enrichment programme offered is extensive.

In KS3 all students are taught Product Design and Food & Nutrition. There are usually two Product Design and one Food & Nutrition GCSE group. Product Design is taught to A Level.

Deadline: Monday 24 June 2024 at 9am. Early applications are encouraged and we retain the right to fill the vacancy before the deadline date.

How To Apply

Applications for this post should be made online only using the School’s application form. CVs will not be accepted. Visit the website and click on Recruitment for more information. Please email your application to recruitment@bartoncourt.org.

If you wish to discuss the post or to arrange a visit, please contact the Personnel Department on recruitment@bartoncourt.org.

Barton Court 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. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

Our safeguarding practices prevent us from accepting CV’s.

Barton Court Academy Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part-time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

Further details and information about the Trust can be found on our website page.

A commitment to staff welfare and promoting BCAT core values is at the heart of this role.

Information about the school


Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) is a multi-academy Trust which was established in 2017. It currently consists of three secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years, mixed selective school in the heart of Canterbury, rated “Good” with many outstanding features by Ofsted in February 2020; The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years mixed non-selective school in Broadstairs, rated “Good” by Ofsted in March 2023 and Barton Manor Free School, an 11–18 years non-selective mixed school in the heart of Canterbury which opened to Year 7 in September 2022 and as the school grows now has Y7 & 8 from September 2023.

Our School

Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS) is a state, selective, co-educational school with a strong reputation for its high academic standards and its caring and supportive ethos. In February 2020 Ofsted judged the school to be ‘good’ and it possessed many ‘outstanding’ features. The School is an accredited ‘Advanced Thinking School’ and is also the lead school of Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT).

The School is committed to excellence in professional development and an extensive well-being programme is in place with many benefits including reduced gym membership at CCCU, event afternoons throughout the year and other benefits offered by BCAT and Kent Rewards.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kate Trevor
  • Address:Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PH
  • Telephone: 01227 464600
  • Email: ktrevor@bartoncourt.org

Fax: 01227 781399


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.