Design and Technology Assistant Teacher

Undisclosed Company
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
£17000 - £18000 per annum + Via Umbrella or Ltd Company
14 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
Manpower UK
Job Type
Manpower Technical is recruiting for a Design and Technology Technician on behalf of our client located in Elstree, Hertfordshire. The role is a Temporary position for 4 - 8 weeks with the possibility of becoming ongoing, and based within the Public Sector.
Job Purpose:
To provide back-up to the teachers involved in the teaching of KS3, GCSE and A level Design and Technology.
Key Accountabilities of this role include:
*To prepare materials, for class project work or individual pupil project work, as directed by D&T teaching staff
*To manufacture teaching aids/materials as required
*To set out and put away teaching aids/materials required for lessons, as directed by the teaching staff.
*To supervise pupils during extra workshop sessions and scheduled activities, during timetabled working hours as agreed
*To supervise pupils in small groups as directed by the teaching staff within the D&T areas.
*To assist with the development of new courses and projects (including building prototypes for new projects).
*To help students throughout the management of projects during all of the research, design, manufacture and evaluation stages as necessary.
*To assist pupils with project work, in accordance with department guidelines, especially where the task is beyond their capability, (i.e. circular saw use)
*To carry out routine maintenance of equipment, including maintenance of machine tools, replacement of cartridges and paper
*Safety: report any safety problems to the Head of Design & Technology
*To monitor the use of equipment and machine tools by pupils.
*To ensure that machine guards are correctly adjusted and safe to use
*To maintain and sharpen hand tools
*To carry out stock control/inventory functions
*To carry out routine stock ordering functions
*To carry out security checks to ensure that the D&T area is safe, locked and secure by the end of the working day.
*To keep the workroom tidy and safe at all times. To help maintain a safe and clean D&T department including classrooms and workshops.
*To help with the keeping of up to date risk assessments in accordance with the latest H&S guidelines.
*To be available on up to 5 occasions such as open days and exhibitions, or for setting up exhibitions, outside of the normal working week.
*To ensure commitments in regards to child protection and welfare are adhered to and best practice followed.
*Take all necessary steps to minimise any risk and report any concerns/feedback to the line manager
*Carry out other ad hoc duties as reasonably requested.

Experience and Skills:
*Willingness to work hours as required
*Ability to relate to staff at all levels within the School, to build effective working relationships and exercise tact and diplomacy.
*Enthusiasm and ability to take part in a variety of duties
*Proven relevant wood and/ or metalwork skills and experience.
*Excellent practitioner of workshop based skills.
*Skilled with Lathe, Mill, CNC, Grinder, welding, Band Saw and Circular Saw.
*Ability to work effectively whilst unsupervised, or possibly in the department working alone in line with the Lone Worker Policy.
*Work as part of a team.
*Tackle any tasks within the department, confidently, methodically, and safely.
*Good communication skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people.
*Computer literate and willing to be trained in the use of any specific software packages as deemed appropriate.
*Good record of punctuality and attendance.
*Able to think for themselves and work things through largely on own initiative.
*Know when (and be prepared) to ask for advice, or discuss solutions to problems.
*After consultation with the Head of Department organise own work schedule.

A good all round ability is expected, but 'on the job' training will be given in particular areas as necessary. External, certified, Health & Safety training courses will be provided as necessary.

Shifts: Full Time. (9am - 4:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 9am - 5:30pm Tuesday and Thursday)
Salary: £9.47 - £10.03 Hourly
Contact: Sam Rawlings, Manpower Technical, St Albans 01727 831 632

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