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Part-Time Design Technology & Food Technician

Academy: The Ebbsfleet Academy, Swanscombe

Salary: Kent Range band 5 (points 9-13) pro rata

Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date: Friday 6 December 2019 at 10:00 am

The Role

The successful candidate will provide technical support to the Design & Technology and Food Technology lessons. This includes assisting the food technology teacher with the preparation of ingredients and working spaces, monitoring and maintenance of departmental consumables and equipment, assisting teaching staff in promoting Technology in and outside the Academy, and working in accordance with health and safety regulations.

We require 20 hours per week term time only working, plus two mandatory INSET days.Core hours will be between 8.30am – 3.00pm to be negotiated directly.

Candidate Requirements

We are looking for someone who demonstrates high professional practice in all areas of work, is an excellent role model for students, efficient and highly organised, and an enthusiastic team player.

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, the willingness to learn CAD software to manage laser cutting jobs as the role develops and knowledge of textiles would also be useful but not essential. Please refer to the full Job Description and person specification for more in depth information on what is required.

The Ebbsfleet Academy

It is a fantastic time to be joining The Ebbsfleet Academy. We strive to be an exceptional 11-18 community academy where all of our students achieve their potential, develop as courteous, confident and capable young people, and leave with an education that has fully equipped them to go on to university or the career of their choice. We have students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to the richness of our school population. We encourage all our teaching staff to share ideas and best practice strategies for teaching to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.

Our curriculum is based around the needs of our students and consists of a rich blend of academic and vocational qualifications, all supported by fantastic learning resources including outstanding sports facilities, as well as modern, generously equipped classrooms, workshops and laboratories. All areas are served by excellent ICT facilities. Working together, in partnership with all stakeholders but especially parents and carers, we are creating a dynamic and innovative learning institution.

We offer excellent staff benefits including membership of the local government pension scheme, an employee assistance programme, free on-site parking, and reduced gym membership.

Application Information

Only applications made using Brook Learning Trust application forms will be considered.  Please use the Support Staff Application Form 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 10:00 am, Friday 6 December 2019.

Date for interviews: ASAP. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, even if this is prior to the closing date.


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.

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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.




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  1. Support Staff Application form
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  2. Equal Opportunities Form
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  3. Job Description & Person Specification
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