TGA Food Technician Level 2

Job Vacancy

Food Technician Level 2 – Design & Technology 

Permanent, 37 hours per week, term time only

WPT Band 3 £18,933 – £19,698 (£16,384 – £17,046 pro rata)

As soon as possible


the gainsborough academy

wednesday 22nd june 2022 (noon)

About us

At Wickersley Partnership Trust, students and learning are at the centre of everything we do. We nurture the development of knowledge, creativity, skills and understanding to help our children develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful citizens. We do this in a safe and positive learning environment where every individual is valued, self-belief is encouraged and each individual is able to achieve their full potential.

Wickersley Partnership Trust was founded in 2014 with charitable status and currently comprises of 8 primary schools and 5 secondary schools (including 1 sixth form) across Rotherham and neighbouring counties. WPT is committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible, and to do this, we recognise the importance of supporting our staff thoroughly in their professional development through the dissemination of best practice and collaboration, and through reflecting and debating on their practice. More about WPT’s vision can be found on our website.

About the role

Do you have the skills and experience to further improve our faculty?

An exciting post of Technology Food Technician has become available at The Gainsborough Academy.

We have a superb set of facilities that allow us to teach a hugely diverse range of subject areas in the Design and Technology Faculty. Any prospective technician would need to have a good knowledge of the standard machines we use within the teaching classrooms or be willing to undertake separate bespoke training that will help the candidate to fulfil their role.

Technical staff have responsibility in the faculty to work with the Faculty Leader and the Heads of Department to support the planning and delivery of the specific subjects mentioned above. You will be responsible for the upkeep and repair / daily maintenance of the machines and resources, as well as completing weekly Health and Safety checks.

The faculty has a vast array of materials and resources which the technician would upkeep as well as ordering and monitoring stock levels, along with the purchasing of new materials. Good IT skills are essential to the role.

You must have a strong desire to work with pupils of all abilities and to make a difference. There is an expectation that you will work with small cohorts of pupils and help them to develop the skills required to pass their respective courses on a regular basis. Excellent time keeping skills and a friendly, supportive nature are essential to the role, as is working closely with the teaching staff.

As well as working directly within the faculty supporting teaching and learning, you will also have a role in whole school maintenance as and when required. This work is managed through the Head of Faculty and Senior Leaders in the school.

As you can see the role is vast and is pivotal to the faculty continuing to grow and stay at the top of its game.

Having specific Health and Safety and machine usage training for wood and metal related machinery would be desirable, but can be completed later if you are successful with your application.

Please visit our new recruitment website to apply.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

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Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.