design technology technician in liverpool

03 August 2018
catherine stockford, randstad education
job type
£ 9.50 - £ 11.38 per hour
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liverpool, north west
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 9.50 - £ 11.38 per hour
Non Teaching
reference number
catherine stockford, randstad education
0151 255 1666
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job description

Are you enthusiastic about your specialist subject of Design Technology (DT)? Do you have school workshop experience as a technician including certifications to use the relevant machinery such as band saws and pillar drills? Then please consider an application to Randstad Education to be a school design technology technician!


We currently require a School DT Technician for a permanent role in a secondary school in Liverpool Local Authority. The role is full-time hours to start in the new academic year in September, term-time only. You may start immediately on a supply temporary basis via our agency and then change onto a permanent school contract in future if suitable. Hours of work will be 35 per week, between 8.30am and 4.30pm.


This is a great opportunity to work as part of a committed school team, providing a practical service to the staff and pupils. Responsibilities as School Design Technology Technician would include:

- Ensuring all materials and equipment (including tools and machinery) are ready for practical lessons and demonstrations, liaising with teaching staff for lesson planning

- Cleaning and storage of all equipment and stock, keeping workshops and classrooms tidy

- Maintaining all relevant paperwork, including stocktaking and orders for new stock or equipment

- Undertaking of safety checks and routine maintenance of workshop equipment and systems

- Observing strict Health and Safety guidelines and keeping knowledge of this up-to-date

- Assisting teaching staff in the running of practical sessions for pupils, interacting with the children, and undertaking other duties as directed by the department staff


As the successful Design Technology Technician candidate you will have:

- A strong knowledge of the DT curriculum and a genuine interest in Resistant Materials (wood, plastic or metalwork)

- Previous experience of working within a school or college workshop is desirable

- Relevant qualifications in using various workshop machinery such as saws and drills would be an advantage

- A patient approach towards working with children and adults alike

- Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing

- Excellent organisation skills

- A strong work ethic, the ability to work as part of a team of technicians, and a professional attitude


Our staff have a well-deserved reputation as being the best in Merseyside and as a reward for your hard work and commitment you will benefit from:

- a dedicated, professional and friendly specialist 'School Support Services' consultant and a branch with 24 hour on-call facility

- while working temporarily, competitive rates of pay paid weekly, which are fully compliant under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR, 2011)

- commitment to your continuing professional development through free training including safeguarding

- 'recommend a friend' bonus worth up to £300

- being part of a highly respected supply team and developing your own reputation within it, especially through various rewards like 'Candidate of the Term'


Randstad Education is the UK Market Leader for recruitment within education. We have been helping teachers and support staff to find temporary and permanent roles in schools, colleges and nurseries for nearly twenty years. Working with over 2500 schools each week, our staff support over 135,000 children every day across the country, so we can find the right match for your skills. The Liverpool branch is one of the oldest and busiest in the country and has a dedicated team of consultants working across primary, secondary and SEN, and we now also have a dedicated section looking after School Support roles such as Technicians, Administration and Finance.


We are proud to support a diverse portfolio of schools across Merseyside, so even if this job or location is not suitable, we would still like to hear from you regarding your relevant experience, as we may have other roles available in schools, temporary or permanent, short-or long-term, full or part-time, which may be a better match. All candidates will be subject to Randstad Education's child protection and UK eligibility checks. If you are suitable, an interview would be offered immediately and you could start in September.

To discuss this in more detail, please contact Catherine Stockford, your specialist Support Services consultant, via email on or telephone 0151 255 1666 at the Liverpool branch of Randstad Education.


knowledge of subject,team player