Food Technology Technician

Brentwood County High School, Brentwood
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Job Ref No. ECC5459-737 Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: Essex Scale 3 Point 5-6
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: tbc  

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Brentwood County High School 
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JF 
Wishes to appoint a 

Food Technology Technician

Essex Scale 3 Point 5-6 - £19,054.05 - £19,356.49 per annum
Additional £558.65 per annum Outer Fringe Allowance

35 hours per week
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm (with a 30 minute unpaid break)
39 weeks per years - term time plus inset days

Start Date: September 2024

Are you passionate about food and cooking? Do you have a knack for organising and maintaining equipment, and enjoy working with young minds? We have the perfect role for you!

As a Food Technology Technician, you will play a crucial role in enhancing our students' learning by providing technical advice and support in the practical aspects of the curriculum. Your responsibilities will include preparing, maintaining, and organising equipment and materials, ensuring a safe and engaging learning environment for our students.

Key Responsibilities:
Curriculum Support:
Prepare, assemble, and set up equipment for practical classes and assessments.
Ensure all equipment and materials are safely collected, cared for, and stored.
Maintain and repair equipment, ensuring everything is in top condition.
Manage the safe disposal and storage of equipment.
Monitor and maintain cleanliness and security of specialist areas.
Keep track of supplies and safety wear, ensuring students are well-equipped.
Compile orders for equipment and resources, liaising with the Finance Team for best value.

Pupil Support:
Demonstrate the correct and safe use of equipment to students as directed by the teacher.
Provide feedback to teachers on students' practical work.
Offer continuous support and advice on safety during practical sessions.
Assist with the administration and invigilation of tests and coursework.
Report any potentially dangerous or unacceptable behaviour to the responsible teacher.

BCHS is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people. being part of a Co-operative Academy BCHS is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people.

What the school can offer:   
Recognition of continuous service
Relocation package of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property.
Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
Excellent CPD opportunities
Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
The support of an experienced family of schools
National Conditions of Service
Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance

If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the school, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now. To request a visit to the school or for more information please speak to Sophie Neal or call 01375 648901.  
BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement ( for more information.    
If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust ( or Essex School Jobs.  
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. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.      

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.


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Contact Information

Laura Girling
Shenfield Common
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood
Essex, CM14 4JF
Telephone: 01277 238911

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