Design and Technology Technician

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham School
Salary:£23,500 - £23,893 (FTE) £20,215 - £20,553 (Pro rata)
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: Friday 1st March 2024 at 8am

Start date


Contract term


Working hours

Full time – 37 hours per week.

Weeks per year

Term-time only (including INSET days)



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 5-6

£23,500 - £23,893 (FTE)

£20,215 - £20,553 (Pro rata)


Twynham School

Reports to

Head of  Design and Technology

About the Post

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and practically minded individual to support our friendly and forward-thinking Design and Technology department. The suitable candidate will be responsible for routine safety and maintenance checks, support classroom teachers during some practical lessons, prepare and order materials, and general resources to support the Design Technology department.

A general knowledge and experience of working within some of the following areas is required: Product Design (working with woods and plastics) Engineering, Textiles and Graphics. Any knowledge of working with Laser cutters, 3D printers, robotics and electronics will be an added advantage however full training will be given. You will also have a flexible and adaptable approach with the ability to work alongside young people and adults. 

Twynham School is a very special place with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. We are a heavily over-subscribed school where achievement is exceptionally high, students are well-behaved and eager to learn and relationships are very special. There is an energy about Twynham School; we are entering an exciting decade for the school, our MAT, and our community. Successful applicants can be confident that they will be working in a truly great environment.

This is a truly exceptional opportunity for a talented colleague.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Provide specialist assistance and support to teaching staff in the preparation and assembly of teaching resources, apparatus, and equipment.
  • Take a lead role in the design, development and maintenance of any specialist equipment or other resources to support teaching and learning activities.
  • Prepare and maintain classrooms and workshops, and materials for use by staff and pupils ensuring that an orderly, safe, and healthy environment is provided for teaching activities.
  • Contribute to teaching sessions as appropriate, by demonstrating / supervising / advising on the proper and safe use of materials for practical activities, including teacher directed support for individual pupils or assisting with practical project work
  • Maintain and undertake reasonable repairs to equipment and where practical to do so or arrange alternative servicing by approved contractors.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to work with wonderful young people
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues throughout our school
  • High quality continued professional development and opportunities to progress
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a vocational or academic qualification in a relevant subject area at NVQ level 2 or above, together with previous practical experience in an appropriate work area.
  • Are familiar with safe and proper use of any specialist equipment for which the post will be responsible
  • Would relish the opportunity to work in a forward-thinking and exciting organisation
  • Passionately believe in the power of education to change lives

You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown (Senior HR Administrator) on 01202 495716 or email us at

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to: 

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:

The closing date is Friday 1st March 2024 at 8am

Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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