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Job Ref No. ECC0-172S Position Type: Technicians Pay Range: Band A Point 1 - 6
Position Start Date: 04/01/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/11/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Thames Park Secondary School

Chadwell Road, Grays

Wishes to appoint an

Design Technician

Salary: Band A Point 1 - 6

(£8,564.26 - £9,344.71 actual salary per annum)

17 hours 30 minutes per week

2.5 days per week

(days of working and working pattern to be negotiated with successful candidate)​

38 weeks per year, term time plus inset days

Start Date: January 2024

Are you looking for a new and rewarding role in a school?

A new opportunity has arisen, for a Design Technician to join our successful Technician team supporting students in the classroom environment. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, committed and flexible Design & Technology Technician to work in our state-of-the-art technology department, ensuring teachers and students have all the resources required for lessons, whilst supporting pupil learning and increasing educational outcomes

The successful candidate will enable pupils' access to learning by providing technical advice and support in the practical and technical aspects of the curriculum by preparing, maintaining, and organising equipment and materials. You will work with pupils as directed by the teacher, supporting safe and sensible behaviour during practical tasks. You will maintain cleanliness and security of specialist areas and equipment and maintain equipment taking basic repairs and modifications.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within a workshop or construction or engineering industry. A good understanding of health & safety is also essential. The role of a Design Technician provides practical support, so the successful individual will need to be confident in their approach to their work, be able to work with others, provide clear instructions and have good organisational skills.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate patience and show a commitment to supporting learners to improve educational outcomes. This role would be suited to someone enthusiastic, personable, empathetic, and able to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner, under pressure. Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

Thames Park Secondary School opened in September 2020 in Thurrock and moved to our state-of-the-art facilities in 2022 in North Grays. Thames Park Secondary School aims to provide an outstanding education for all its students. We have a strong focus on digital education running throughout our curriculum and are passionate about making our learning both exciting and memorable.

We aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. The partnership between our school and the parents and carers of our students is crucial in ensuring all the young people in our school develop into honest, open young people with the ability to care for others and develop asense of social responsibility.We have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything we do. These values are not just words, but help to create the"Thames Park Way."

Our school was judged to be "good" in all areas by Ofsted. The report states that "Pupils are proud of their school" and "In lessons, they show commitment to learning and work hard". The report states that "The positive ethos at the school is valued and pupils contribute towards this in the way they behave and the way in which they take on positions of leadership", at Thames Park, students "capably take responsibility to lead". The report goes on to describe how Thames Park has "a positive learning atmosphere" and how "pupils conduct themselves maturely". The report also states that "Staff enable pupils to consider and discuss the personal issues faced in adult life".

Due to increasing student numbers, Thames Park Secondary School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. We are a school which 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. Thames Park is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

· Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament

· Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues

· Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education

Thames Park Secondary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trustis a Multi-Academy Trust, withtwelve member schoolswithin 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.

What the school can offer:

· Recognition of continuous service

· 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 the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the school or for more information speak to Abbie Stonehouse or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

Thames Park 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 disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website,Vacancies in our Trust ( Essex School Jobs.

Closing date:Thursday 23rd November 2023, Midday

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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

Abbie Stonehouse
Chadwell Road, Grays
Essex, RM17 5FP
Telephone: 01375 470790

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