Design and Technology Technician

  • Employer: Knowsley Schools
  • Salary: £26,421 - £28,770 per annum pro rata
  • Location: KIRKBY HIGH SCHOOL, External
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 03/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Reference: External


Bracknell Avenue

Southdene, Kirkby, Merseyside, L32 9PP

Tel: 0151 477 8710   Fax: 0151 477 8715


SCP 12-17, Pay Grade F, £26,421 - £28,770 per annum pro rata
(Actual salary: £23,372 - £25,450)

36 hours per week x 46 weeks per year

(includes 5 inset days and a workback element)

Required as soon as possible

The Design and Technology Technician’s role is to support the department in the delivery of curricular and extra-curricular activities, in the preparation and clearing away of materials and equipment and supporting students with their learning.

Responsibilities include:

  • To promote and observe a healthy and safe working environment, including. CLEAPPS and COSHH regulations
  • Prepare equipment and teaching areas for practical classes
  • To work alongside the class teacher providing assistance when needed
  • Work with small groups of pupils on curriculum project
  • To provide classroom supervision for absent colleagues from time to time.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of store-keeping and machinery used in a DT environment is an advantage
  • Be passionate about supporting education
  • Bring energy and enthusiasm to the role
  • Be flexible and adaptable in a busy educational environment
  • Have the ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Have a working knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Have the ability to relate to children and young people
  • Be able to inspire, influence, challenge and motivate, leading by example
  • Have a level 2 qualification in English and maths

We offer:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • An opportunity to join a well-established, committed and successful team in an Academy with a strong ethos of teamwork and support
  • An opportunity to join a friendly and supportive staff
  • Free on-site parking
  • Occupational Health and Pension
  • Excellent facilities

We are delighted to share that following our recent Ofsted inspection (July 2022) the school has been awarded an overall judgement of 'Good'.

Kirkby High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and adheres to the Equality Act 2010. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced DBS disclosure.  To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

We are committed to safeguarding all members of our community.  All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure procedures and pre-employment checks.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website or contact
Jo Barrett, PA to Headteacher on 0151 477 8710 
or email

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 3rd June 2024

How to apply

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website or contact Jo Barrett, PA to Headteacher on 0151 477 8710 or email