Job Title: Design Technology Technician - Hautlieu 

Post requires candidate to be entitled for work: Yes  

Hourly rate: £19.44 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Part Time 

Term Time only post: Yes 

Advert Closing Date:15/07/2024 



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Job Overview

Hautlieu School is looking to recruit a Design & Technology Technician who will work closely with the Head of D&T and who will be responsible for contributing towards the smooth running of the Design & Technology department.  In addition to maintaining the tools, machinery and equipment in the department, the successful candidate will also be expected to support students and teachers during practical lessons by preparing materials and carrying out tasks as requested. Prior knowledge of safeguarding practices in a workshop environment would be an advantage. 

This part-time position covering 15 hours per week, working term-time only.

If you would like to speak with someone about this opportunity please contact Mr Selby, Head of Design Technology, by email at

Job Purpose

The primary responsibilities of the post are to:

  • Provide support and technical assistance to all students and teachers in the Design Technology Department
  • To maintain, repair and prepare equipment for use in the Design Technology Department


The line manager for this post is the Teacher in Charge of Design Technology.

Job Specific Outcomes

1. To support and advise the head of department and other teaching staff on technical and material needs to assist in the smooth and efficient day to day running of the department.
2. To provide technical support and supervise students attending GCSE and A Level Design and Technology lessons and other extracurricular activities
3. To prepare materials to specific requests and sizes for student projects, and to keep a check on all materials used and costs for every project.
4. To exert stock control by checking and recording deliveries, stock taking and maintenance of records, tools and equipment, together with loaning out and retrieving equipment to students and other departments.
5. Assist with the preparation of budget estimates and negotiate with suppliers in order to obtain the best prices when ordering materials and resources.
6. To set up machinery and equipment to specifications for students and teachers and to give instruction on the use of this equipment under the guidance of a teacher.
7. To design and make teaching aids, equipment and storage facilities as and when required.
8. To ensure all machines are switched off and left in a safe condition, turn off all gas taps, check and pick up all tools and equipment at the end of each working day, thereby reducing fire risk and ensuring the department is left in a safe and secure position.
9. To carry out both day to day and preventative maintenance on all equipment and conduct routine repairs to ensure safe and efficient use.
10. To provide support and advice to other departments on technical matters.
11. Design, cost and make items for whole school use, and other departments as requested by SLG.


Short Description

The Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all Teachers to share this commitment.


This job description is subject to regular review.

In addition to the above the post holder will also carry out all reasonable requests of the Headteacher.

Statutory Responsibilities

Active engagement, participation and compliance with any other statutory responsibilities applicable to the role, as amended from time to time.



  • Educated to A Level Standard.
  • Relevant qualification in one specialism e.g. engineering etc.



  • Child Protection training
  • Experience of working with children.
  • Working knowledge of the HASAW Jersey act (1980)

Technical Work Based Skills


  • 2 years experience handling tools in a workshop.
  • Must meet the DT Association Health and Safety training standards in Design and Technology.



  • Trained in the selection, mounting and safe handling of abrasive wheel in Re- enforced Depressed Centre Wheels, Re-enforced Straight Side Cutting of Wheels.



  • Previous experience in working with children in a school environment, including experience in working with pupils with SEN



  • Minimum 3 years experience working with families and children with a focus on supporting emotional and social development or care needs


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