DT Technician

We are seeking a DT Technician to work within our high performing Academy.
About Us
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of over 350 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school; in 2019, our progress 8 score was 0.61, 94% of our students achieved a 4+ in English and 86% in maths. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve’ encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Your role will be:
To assist and advise teaching staff on the preparation and layout in classrooms for practical exercises, running trials, demonstrations and helping students with learning activities as appropriate.
To ensure equipment and materials prepared for lessons are to the specification of the teacher requisitions, including making up special equipment or modifying from existing equipment as necessary from instructions supplied by the teaching staff.
In conjunction with the appropriate teachers to advise students on the safe and proper use of tools and equipment and on the correct and safe way to carry out learning activities. To also advise staff, as necessary, on Health and Safety issues and on the best way to carry out practical work.
To support students prepare materials for both 3D and 2D projects
To assist in practical lessons and after hours activities when requested.
To assist in the safety, repair and general maintenance of all resources, equipment and tools in conjunction with the appropriate line managers. To advise these on any maintenance or inspection needed by the equipment which is beyond postholder’s competence.
Ensure understanding of subject syllabus and schemes of work in order to prepare for practical lessons adequately.
To assist with stock keeping, using the computerised stock take database and ensuring that appropriate levels of stock are maintained. Carrying out regular stocktaking checks and ordering as necessary.
To undertake safety checks as required and comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, and other relevant legislation and school documentation. This to include carrying out appropriate risk assessments for practical and technical activities.
To ensure Implementation of health and safety regulations across the subject area.
To assist in ensuring that all equipment and materials are stored safely and securely, ensuring that they are maintained in good condition and readily available for issue.
To dispose of used hazardous waste in a safe manner as well as ensuring that health and safety standards are maintained in the subject areas.
To undertake basic maintenance and cleaning of equipment and to organise its construction, cleaning, servicing and repair as required in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
Keep up to date with health and safety regulations and with developments in practical Design Technology, attending relevant courses and reading publications;
To work in close association with other technical staff to assist in keeping areas neat, clean, tidy and in a safe condition in readiness for lessons, ensuring effective care and maintenance of the subject areas, including organisation of storage areas.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:
Qualifications to A Level or equivalent
Basic knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
Experience working with a range of Design Technology equipment and resources
Experience or solid understanding of working as a technician in a school or educational establishment, undertaking a range of practical tasks
Next Steps
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.
Rewards & Benefits
Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.
Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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