Head Design, Engineering and Technology Technician

12 Jul 2018
01 Aug 2018

Head Design, Engineering and Technology Technician

£Competitive - will be discussed at interview and dependent on experience

42 hours per week (term-time) and 32 hours per week (4 weeks during holidays)

33 weeks per year plus 4 during the holiday periods

Permanent, Term time Plus

Crowthorne, Berkshire

Wellington College, one of the world’s leading coeducational day and boarding schools, have an exciting opportunity within their Design, Engineering and Technology Department for a hard-working and skilled Head Technician.

The Design, Engineering and Technology (DET) Department at Wellington is part of the STEM faculty and has recently rebranded from D&T to align with its new focus on engineering and technical design. Well supported within the organisation, the Department works towards achieving the College’s goal of becoming a market leader in STEM education.

The Department has up-to-date facilities for students across 2 large workshops, a spray booth, machining area, hot work area, 3D printing room and 3 classrooms. Resource in the department includes a number of CNC machines, 3D printing facilities, CAD/CAE packages, materials testing equipment and VR Modelling. Staff have access to additional materials preparation and storage areas. The facilities in the department are available to all students at Wellington through curriculum teaching at 3rd, GCSE, A level & IB and through independent projects, clubs, societies and competition teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe management and organisation of the DET workshops, ordering of materials and equipment, materials and resource preparation, maintenance and set up of machinery and equipment, and the support of students in the workshop.

Whilst experience of having worked within a school environment is not essential, a willingness to learn is paramount and the role is envisaged to suit those who have worked in industry wishing to transfer into the education sector.

The current working pattern for the role is term time Mon – Fri, 08:30 – 17:45, and during holiday Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri, 09:00 – 17:00 and Weds 09:00 – 13:00.

Our excellent staff benefits include free lunch whilst on duty, subsidised membership to the Wellington Health and Fitness Club, contribution to Wellington personal pension scheme and access to a health cash plan.  

For further details please, including how to apply, please visit the non-teaching vacancies page of our website by clicking APPLY.

Closing date: 5pm, 1st August 2018

Please note that CVs must be accompanied by a fully completed and signed College application form.

The College is committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants for any of the positions available at the College must be willing to undergo a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks with previous employers and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA check.