Resistant Materials Technician

The Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh

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Job Ref No. ECC4011-111 Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: tbc  

Job Description

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Resistant Material Technician

Immediate Start

(Scale 3 Point 5)

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Technician to join a forward-looking 11 - 19 school. The Sweyne Park School is the lead school within the Rayleigh Schools Trust and works with a local primary school, providing a 3 - 19 educational experience for the local community.

The Design and Technology department work as a strong team, sharing resources and developing excellent practice together. This role offers the opportunity to work with enthusiastic, supportive and committed colleagues.

It is important to note that no previous experience is required as suitable training will be available.

Essential skills include:

· a willingness to learn new skills;

· effective communication skills, both written and orally;

· the ability to work with integrity, and to meet deadlines;

· good organisational skills and the ability to effectively manage your own time;

· willingness to support pupils with learning.

Personal skills include:

· working both independently, and as part of a team;

· working with all stakeholders in a professional manner;

· the ability to adapt to change, respond positively to challenges, and a willingness to learn;

· an understanding of the need for sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality at all times;

· a willingness to be flexible with all reasonable requests relating to technical support;

· resilience and a sense of humour.

Particular Duties will include:

· ensuring the efficient preparation and organisation of lesson materials as required;

· maintenance and repair of tools, equipment and machinery as required;

· working with the teachers to prepare materials for coursework;

· supporting teacher and pupils in lessons as required;

· providing assistance to all departmental staff as required;

· maintenance of appropriate stock levels for the department in liaison with the Head of Department;

· ensuring and promoting the application of Health and Safety procedures, especially in relation to specialist machinery.

The Sweyne Park School:

· has strong, ethical leadership and fair recruitment and retention practices;

· was one of the first secondary schools in the county to gain the UNICEF 'Rights Respecting Gold' status award in 2019;

· is a heavily oversubscribed school;

· is highly committed to staff welfare and development;

· is equipped with good facilities and resources.

The school is committed to continual curriculum improvement and the professional development of its staff. Sweyne Park will provide opportunities and new challenges for those who wish to progress their career.

Working Hours

8.00 am to 12.00 pm Monday to Friday (there may be some flexibility around the hours) for 39 weeks of the year. These are normal school days (term time only) and training days. Holidays would be expected to be taken during the school holidays. There is a smart dress code for staff.


Pay is equivalent to £19,650 pa. As the role is term time only, this equates to £9,062.25 pro rata.

If you are an experienced technician who fits our criteria, we would welcome your application. If you have any questions, then please do contact us for an opportunity for you to have a discussion with the Head of Department. To arrange this, please contact Kerry Wilby at Please address your application to Mrs Dines, Headteacher, and submit it c/o

The Sweyne Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory enhanced clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Closing date: 27th May 2022

We reserve the right to close applications early in the event that a suitable candidate is identified.

Information about the School

Welcome to The Sweyne Park School, we are a larger than average mixed, 11-18 comprehensive school. The School became an academy on 1st April 2013 and opened its Sixth Form in September 2014.

Our school is a safe and happy environment and central to our school is a belief in respect - respect for yourself, respect for others and respect for the environment. We believe that our focus on respect leads to high expectations and excellent discipline, and this in turn leads to the highest possible achievement for each individual pupil. In December 2018 we were the first Secondary School in the East of England to achieve the prestigious Rights Respecting Gold Award.

At Sweyne Park we are determined to provide first class teaching and learning for all our pupils. This aim is supported by our commitment to recruiting and retaining the very best staff, and our nationally recognised programme of staff training. We do our utmost to ensure our pupils achieve strong examination results and progress on to high quality destinations. We provide a broad and balanced academic curriculum with a wide range of cultural, artistic, sporting and social opportunities. We are committed to very strong partnerships between home, school and community members. We believe that the whole community can contribute to motivating and supporting pupils’ progress. In October 2017, the Sweyne Park School and Glebe Primary formed a Multi-Academy Trust, the Rayleigh Schools Trust (“The RST”).

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Katharine Dines
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh
Essex, SS6 9BZ
Telephone: 01268 784721

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