• Design Technology
  • Birmingham
  • Job Area: Sutton Coldfield

Zest Education are currently seeking an creative and experienced Design and Technology Technician, to provide the highest standard of technical support and day to day assistance to a secondary school that we closely work with in the Sutton Coldfield area. This is a temporary full-time role to start September 2024.

The role is integral to the effective operation of the faculty and will entail support in the popular subject areas of resistant materials and product design. You will be required to prepare for practical lessons, support teaching staff and students across all key stages with the use of all machinery including saws, drills and also use of laser cutters. This hands-on role will provide you with an opportunity to showcase your creative flair and pass on your skills and expertise to young students; providing them with the tools to help fulfil their career ambitions in engineering or design.

You will prepare materials, machinery, equipment, components, resources, tools and fixtures for focussed demonstrations, and ensure that all hand tools are available and in good, safe condition. You will also be responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the machines is up to date and ensure that Health and Safety requirements are met under the direction of the school.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A great team ethos and want to be part of a strong team environment
  • The ability to work with initiative and commitment, under general guidance of the subject teacher.
  • Experience of working in a practical environment using the specialist school equipment
  • Knowledge and experience of the range of machinery usually found in school workshops would be preferable
  • Excellent classroom and behaviour management


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email – ellie@zesteducation.co.uk or click ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and recent school-based experience (teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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