Senior Design Technology Technician - 1 Year FTC

The Portsmouth Academy

Senior Design Technology Technician - 1 Year FTC

Salary Not Specified

The Portsmouth Academy, Fratton, City of Portsmouth

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 6 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 06e1f2e933244bb8aa13972bc9bf5612

Full Job Description

  • 1 Year Fixed Term Contract


  • The Portsmouth Academy is seeking to appoint a skilled Senior Design Technology Technician to support our thriving department on a Fixed Term basis.

    You will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Design & Technology department with technical support to deliver the curriculum to students whilst championing health and safety awareness. Other responsibilities include obtaining stock, re-ordering, checking deliveries and undertaking annual stock checks across the Food and Design department.

    As Senior DT Technician, you will also manage and oversee the development of technical staff within the DT department.

    What you will need to succeed:

    For a full list of roles and responsibilities please see the attached job description
  • Experience of working in an education environment and with young people

  • Knowledge of using and handling equipment within a Design Technology department

  • An understanding of the importance of Health & Safety

  • Experience of using Microsoft packages and databases

  • Educated to a minimum requirement of Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science

  • Hold a current clean valid driving licence. MIDAS Training will be supplied if required


  • About Us

    The Portsmouth Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy's vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

    'Pupils are happy at school and proud to be members of its community' - Ofsted, 2022

    We are a "Microsoft Showcase School" due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 has their own laptop, and we are particular interested in finding teachers who have experience of, or would like to develop experience of, teaching with technology.

    The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

    The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

    We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

    Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:
  • Think about their Thinking

  • Be their Best self

  • Shape their Success


  • In this way we transform life chances

    Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

    What our Trust will offer you:
  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career

  • We place a strong emphasis on "Wellbeing for Staff" here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to previously receive the Wellbeing award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards

  • A state of the art building with fantastic facilities to house, art, music drama and humanities

  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice

  • An excellent Local Government pension scheme

  • As a Trust we aim to foster a culture of appreciation with our fantastic Colleague recognition scheme

  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to Thinking You - A 24/7 employee assistance programme for legal, financial, emergency health or lifestyle support

  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers

  • A 'Refer a Friend' incentive scheme

  • Free parking in our staff car park


  • Next steps:

    If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

    Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

    To arrange an informal conversation please contact Nicky Brown Nicky.Brown@tpa.tsat.uk

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk

  • Experience of working in an education environment and with young people

  • Knowledge of using and handling equipment within a Design Technology department

  • An understanding of the importance of Health & Safety

  • Experience of using Microsoft packages and databases

  • Educated to a minimum requirement of Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science

  • Hold a current clean valid driving licence. MIDAS Training will be supplied if required

    The Portsmouth Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy's vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.


  • 'Pupils are happy at school and proud to be members of its community' - Ofsted, 2022

    We are a "Microsoft Showcase School" due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 has their own laptop, and we are particular interested in finding teachers who have experience of, or would like to develop experience of, teaching with technology.

    The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

    The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

    We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

    Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:
  • Think about their Thinking

  • Be their Best self

  • Shape their Success

    We place a strong emphasis on "Wellbeing for Staff" here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to previously receive the Wellbeing award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards

  • A state of the art building with fantastic facilities to house, art, music drama and humanities

  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice

  • An excellent Local Government pension scheme

  • As a Trust we aim to foster a culture of appreciation with our fantastic Colleague recognition scheme

  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to Thinking You - A 24/7 employee assistance programme for legal, financial, emergency health or lifestyle support

  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers

  • A 'Refer a Friend' incentive scheme

  • Free parking in our staff car park