Technician (PE and Food Technology)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
27/09/2021 12:00
£19,312 - £20,493 per annum pro rata (Actual £16,512 to £17,522 pa)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
27 Sep
Further Information

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Kenton School - all different all equal
Drayton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3RU.

37 hours per week, term time only plus 5 training days.

Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With around 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.

We are seeking applications for the post of Technician to support our PE and Technology departments in the setting up and dismantling of equipment and resources, ordering stocks and supplies, and maintaining our databases. In Technology, the role also includes stock control and preparation of food for practical lessons. Candidates will also have the opportunity to be involved in wider school duties such as supervising students at breaks and lunchtimes and supporting parents evenings and school events.

We are seeking candidates with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with both children and adults, combined with the flexibility to work across two very different curriculum areas. This is a maternity leave cover post expected to last a minimum of two terms.

As the role will involve setting up and dismantling large sports equipment such as full size trampolines and gymnastic equipment, candidates must be able to fulfill the requirements of this role. A knowledge of health and safety with the ability to carry out risk assessments is essential and we would be looking for the successful candidate to be willing to act as a designated first aider for which training will be provided. Previous experience working in a school setting would be an advantage as would relevant qualifications in either PE/sport or food/technology.

In return Kenton School offers fantastic developmental possibilities due to its success, size, facilities and a forward thinking management and staff working together to offer the best available chances for our pupils.

Working in a school setting, the postholder is required to promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people that they come in contact with, be aware of schools policies and other guidance on safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people and take appropriate action when required. This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, please complete the online form via www.tes.com/jobs/ selecting ‘Quick Apply’ or download an application form from our website www.kenton.newcastle.sch.uk and return it to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 27 September 2021
Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.