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Part-Time Design Technology & Food Technician

Academy: The Ebbsfleet Academy, Swanscombe

Salary: Kent Scheme band 5

Start Date: September 2019

Closing Date: Wednesay 5 June 2019 at 10.00am

Do you want to transform lives?  Are you ready for a challenge?  Do you want to work in an academy that is fast becoming the number one school of choice in the local community and has improved results by over 30% in three years, with a 5-9 figure in 2017 of 60%, and a good rating by OFSTED in all categories in its first inspection? 

Do you want to join a hardworking and passionate team of staff in an academy characterised by high aspirations, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour?  Do you want to work in a school that has firm discipline and crystal clear rules that are enforced, alongside a strong current of care, encouragement and reward?  Do you want to be part of a growing trust, the Brook Learning Trust, led by an inspiring CEO, a trust with a clear moral purpose and vision, and one which has at its heart, our values of integrity, respect, courage, optimism, excellence, accountability?

The Ebbsfleet Academy opened in September 2013. Our Vision is simple: To be an outstanding community academy, whose focus is on learning, as well as on personal and social development, and to be ambitious for all regardless of circumstance.

We are on a journey to become an over-subscribed school that children walk to with their friends; where they enjoy coming, and a school of which they feel proud.  We are building an ethos that creates a belief that we can all achieve our goals and better our futures.  We are developing independent, resilient and respectful individuals, who are ready to learn for themselves.  We want all our students to achieve the highest qualifications they can, but also to fulfil all their potential, academic and personal, sporting, creative and artistic.  We want our pupils to leave school as well-rounded, confident young people, with an awareness of the wider world, and a desire and ambition to play an active part in it, all of which is encapsulated in the Ebbsfleet Academy’s motto – Aspire and Excel.


Design Technology & Food Technician

We require a Design & Technology and Food Technician to join us in September 2019. We are looking for someone who demonstrates high professional practice in all areas of work, is an excellent role model for students, is efficient and highly organised, and an enthusiastic team player. The successful candidate will provide technical support to the Design & Technology and Food Technology lessons.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, experience of stock management/maintenance, knowledge of food hygiene and the ability to adapt to changing situations. 

Experience of using workshop tools such as a band saw would be an advantage, as would a food hygiene certificate, however full training for all aspects of the role will be provided. Skills in Microsoft office software would also be an advantage and the willingness to learn CAD software to manage laser cutting jobs as the role develops. Knowledge of textiles would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The role will also involve assisting the food technology teacher with the preparation of ingredients and work space, monitoring and maintenance of consumables and equipment in the department, assisting teaching staff in promoting Technology in and outside the Academy, and ensuring that the workspaces are maintained in accordance with health and safety regulations.

We offer term time only working, plus two INSET mandatory days, membership of the local government scheme and a great team environment. The role attracts excellent staff benefits including, employee assistance programme and membership of the local government pension scheme.

Hours of Work: 20 hours per week, term time only, plus 2 INSET days. Core hours between 8.30am – 3.00pm to negotiated directly

Salary: Kent Scheme Band 5, pro rata depending on experience and qualifications


Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Ebbsfleet Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The Ebbsfleet Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

For more information about the Brook Learning Trust visit

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.


Application Information

Only applications made using Brook Learning Trust application forms will be considered.  Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those required for this role. 

Visit for application form and job description. Completed application forms should be sent to by 10am, Wednesday 5 June 2019 .

Date for interviews to be confirmed.

To arrange a school visit and/or an informal telephone call with the Principal, please contact Amanda Lee, HR Manager for the Brook Learning Trust on 01580 712754  ext 331 / 332 or 333



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