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Resistant Materials Resource Technician (part-time)

Closing Date: June 04, 2018 11:00

Location: Bolingbroke Academy - (London)

Salary: Ark Support Staff Scale (Inner London) Band 5: £20,379– £24,135 per annum, pro rata. Actual salary: £16,303 - £19,308

Hours: Part time

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Closing Date: June 04, 2018 11:00

Location: Bolingbroke Academy - (London)

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Hours: Full time

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Resistant Materials Resource Technician (part-time)

An exciting opportunity for a dedicated Resistant Materials Resource Technician to join our growing Academy

In 2012, Bolingbroke Academy opened with the vision to create a centre of excellence. We are extremely proud of our outstanding first set of GCSE results in English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Performing Arts. We are seeking an exceptional Resistant Materials Resource Technician to join our pioneering school and contribute to our school’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to be part of showing what non-selective education can achieve for all pupils in our community.. Bolingbroke Academy provides a first class learning environment based on outstanding teaching, great relationships and excellent facilities.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic part-time Resistant Materials Resource Technician who will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day support of the learning environment of the Academy, monitoring standards and practices and providing learning assistance in the classroom. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting pupils to make exceptional progress, and working hard to help facilitate their progress.

The successful candidate will have:

  • the ability to use all typical resistant materials equipment
  • an understanding of design processes and be able to prepare materials for lessons
  • knowledge and awareness of health and safety requirements
  • a commitment to Bolingbroke’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses
  • the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • work with a close-knit professional community of enthusiastic staff;
  • access excellent training and professional development;
  • learn from and share best practice with colleagues across the Ark network;
  • access a broad range of benefits including an employee assistance programme, reduced gym membership and large retail discounts

Location:        Wandsworth, London

Start date:      As soon as available

Deadline:       11am on  Monday 4th June 2018.

Hours:            4 days (32 hours) per week, term time only

Salary:           Ark Support Staff Scale (Inner London) Band 5: £20,379– £24,135 per annum, pro rata. Actual salary: £16,303 - £19,308

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis so early applications are encouraged.Strong candidates may be invited to interview prior to role’s closing date.

For further information please contact the recruitment team on

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.



Job Description

The Role

To support the staff and pupils in the preparation and delivery of the KS3 – KS5 curriculum for Design Technology.

To ensure that the learning environment (classrooms and display boards) are up to date.

To ensure all machinery is operational and safe to use.

Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare (and where appropriate manufacture) teaching materials, recourses, and models as required to ensure effective support for teaching staff in the department.
  • To monitor standards and practices within the classroom and identify and communicate improvements to working practices to ensure the highest standards are achieved.
  • To assist with inventory of equipment and stock control in order to maintain a supply materials. Order stock as directed by the Subject Leader so that resources are adequate for lessons.
  • To liaise with suppliers in the repair and maintenance of all machines and equipment.
  • To prepare and store materials in order to ensure classes are well equipped.
  • To maintain and clean standard fixtures and fittings and prep areas on a daily basis.
  • To receive and check deliveries of supplies to ensure accuracy from suppliers.
  • To provide technical assistance and information in the classroom and across the school community in order to support pupils and staff.
  • To support pupils in the classroom environment to assist in the learning process where appropriate.
  • To maintain well organised teaching and materials preparation rooms.
  • To maintain and create safe and tidy storage areas and storage systems.
  • To demonstrate practical making techniques to groups of pupils and teachers and be willing to learn new techniques and deliver as necessary.
  • To assist classroom teachers as directed to produce creative displays for the department that can be used to enhance classroom practice.
  • To work with the Subject Leader to organise Departmental Safety Audits.
  • To assist the staff and pupils in the preparation and delivery of the Fine Art curriculum as required.  


  • To undertake any other professional duties as set down in the Ark Schools’ Pay and Conditions of Service document and as directed by your Line Manager and/or the Principal.
  • To undertake training and development relevant to the post and in line with the Academy’s developing profile.
  • To be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.


Person Specification

Qualification Criteria

  • Right to work in the UK.
  • Qualified to degree level or proficient to A-Level standard in art or an area of Design Technology desirable.


  • Awareness of the latest Health & Safety regulations.
  • Experience of working in a school desirable.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of 2D Design, Photoshop and Illustrator advantageous
  • Experience of dealing with suppliers in regards to getting quotations, ordering stock and arranging maintenance visits.
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements in a kitchen to ensure a consistently safe working environment
  • Awareness of manual handling best practice.

Personal Characteristics

  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil.
  • Ability to relate to young people and adults in the learning environment.
  • Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature.
  • Able to establish good and collaborative working relationships.
  • Able to remain calm in a fast passed environment.
  • Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required.
  • Able to work to deadlines.

Specific Skills

  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work and plan under pressure.
  • Ability to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning.
  • Ability to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school.
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion.


  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils and providing equality of opportunity.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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