Career Opportunity

DT Technician


DT Technician
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Plymouth High School for Girls
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Plymouth High School for Girls
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Design Technology Technician

Salary: TSAT Grade D (Pro rata to £14,780 - £16,635 for hours and weeks stated)

Start date: ASAP

Contract: 30 hours a week, term time only + 5 days, Permanent 

Closing Date:  Monday 17th January, 2022

Interview Date: Friday 21st January, 2022

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We are currently recruiting for a Design Technology Technician to join Plymouth High School for Girls to provide support to the Design Technology department.

Plymouth High believes as much in preparing its students for life as it does their school years, shown by our motto “For life, not school, we learn”, drives all that we do.

Plymouth High School for Girls is a City selective grammar school with a good reputation for providing an engaging curriculum within a supportive and encouraging environment.  Students are happy at our school and enjoy the benefits of well taught and engaging lessons along with extensive extra-curricular opportunities. We are a small school with a friendly feel where people work flexibly and collaboratively to give our students the best possible experience.


Your new role:

As Design & Technology Technician, your work will be directed by the Head of Design & Technology and you will be responsible for

  • Providing professional and reliable support to DT teaching at the school
  • Managing the day to day running of the workshops
  • Ensuring that Health and Safety standards are met throughout the D&T department
  • Assisting with managing the day to day running of the workshops and extra-curricular activities

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • ‘C’ grades or above at GCSE level (or equivalent) in Science, English and Maths
  • Working knowledge of resistant materials, graphic products and textiles, food and nutrition experience is desirable 
  • Good knowledge of computer programmes such as Corel Draw, Solidworks and using a 3D printer/laser cutter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Experience of working with children and young people - committed to supporting students
  • Understanding of the educational system and current developments
  • Ability to motivate and to support learning

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 


We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances


Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What you will get from our Trust

  • Revised support staff pay scale to retain and reward excellent people
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other colleagues within the school and our Trust to help you support outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice staff at both PHSG and other secondary schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities.
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our school, benefiting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

We strongly encourage anybody who may be interested in working at our school to direct any question they may have to the Head’s PA, Vicki Benwell

We also encourage any early applications and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we suitable candidate is found.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

DT Technician.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via