Design and Technology Technician

36 hours per week, 39 week pa (term time plus INSET days) .
Working pattern open to negotiation within certain limits.
Actual starting salary £16,726 pa (FTE £19,443–£21,467).
Closing date: noon,  Wednesday 23 September 2020. 

Believe Succeed

Collingwood College is a High-Performing Specialist Academy for Technology and Applied Learning and a “Good School with Outstanding Leadership and Management” (OFSTED February 2017). Collingwood College continues to grow and flourish. (OFSTED February 2017) 

The Role 
To support the successful implementation and development of the school’s academic and pastoral programme as a member of the Technology Department. 

The successful candidate will be required to maintain equipment, tools and material stock levels as well as assist teaching staff in preparing and delivering a modern Design & Technology curriculum. The role is shared between supporting Design & Technology lessons and Food/textiles lessons in a ratio of approximately 70–30% (D&T to Food). Working with students from year 7 to A-Level in small groups alongside teaching staff. A 2-week hand-over/training period with the current technician is also provided within the role. 

What we’re looking for in a Candidate 
Candidates should possess a sound working knowledge and practical skills related to working and building products in a range of woods, metals and plastics. A basic familiarity with electronics and good levels of computer literacy would be highly desirable. Experience of 2D & 3D CAD, CNC & CAM machines, laser cutters & 3D Printing would also be beneficial. You will be pro-active, organized, enthusiastic and flexible with the ability to show initiative, independent working and work to tight deadlines in an exciting but demanding environment. The candidate will ideally already have DATA safety certification in a range of standard workshop machinery (e.g., but not limited to: Table Saws, Band Saws, Pillar Drills, Planer/thicknessers, Lathes, Mills) though training and certification will also be provided for a suitable applicant with appropriate prior experience. 

In return Collingwood College can offer: 

  • The opportunity to join an excellent and supportive team. 
  • A high level of professional development. 
  • A friendly and welcoming working environment. 
  • A dedicated and friendly team of colleagues. 
  • Onsite parking. 
  • Pension Scheme. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • 26 days annual leave (pro rata for part time). 

How to apply: 

Full details for this post can be found on Collingwood College website, please visit our vacancies page at

Your completed application form should be submitted electronically to

Please note: where the response to an advertisement has been exceptional, occasionally shortlisting and interviews may be arranged at short notice or prior to the closing date. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service will be required.

The closing date for applications is midday on 23rd September 2020. 

It is very important that you include a telephone number for both day and evening so that we may contact you by telephone if necessary. 

Collingwood College
Kingston Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 4AE
Tel: 01276 457600 

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Collingwood College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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