June 6, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
Are you enthusiastic, well-organised and practical, ideally with some experience gained working in a workshop setting or with industry specific machinery and/or technology?
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
July 06, 2022


Are you enthusiastic, well-organised and practical, ideally with some experience gained working in a workshop setting or with industry specific machinery and/or technology? Then join Wellington College as a DET Technician.

Founded in 1853 as a living memorial to the Duke of Wellington, the College has always sought to deliver an inspirational education for its pupils. Our purpose is pioneering education to serve and help shape a better world, while our vision is to be the leading co-educational boarding and day school in the UK and one of the best in the world. We underpin these goals by striving to achieve excellence in education, social impact, educational enterprise, equality, diversity and inclusion and living our values of Kindness, Respect, Courage, Integrity and Responsibility each and every day.

Committed to becoming a market leader in STEM, our well-resourced DET department’s mission is to support and inspire pupils through teaching at third, fourth and fifth and sixth form level. We also support curriculum based personal research projects and aim to broaden students’ knowledge through enrichment activities, extra circular clubs, talks, societies and trips. Join us, and you could soon be playing a vital support role that will enable the effective delivery of learning within the department.

Your focus will be on providing assistance and advice to help us meet the practical needs of the STE curriculum. As well as supporting pupils in the workshop alongside a member of the teaching staff, we will rely on you to assist with the day-to-day servicing of our laboratories/workshop and carry out routine equipment maintenance. Helping to organise and store learning resources and equipment will be important too, as will carrying out Health and Safety checks. And, when it comes to constructing and modifying apparatus, improving on existing/design new experiments and equipment or contributing to the design, development and maintenance of specialist resources, again, we will count on you.

Experience of building/designing/creating products in physical and virtual media would be a definite advantage. And, if you have skills in basic media recording and production and/or familiarity with 3D printing, laser cutting and CAD design software, even better. What’s for certain is that you’re a dedicated team player who also works well without direction and has a high level of accuracy and numeracy and strong attention to detail. Good problem-solving skills are important too, as is flexibility over working patterns and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Someone who strives for excellence and leads by example, you’re also able to engage effectively with pupils, parents, staff and visitors alike and are keen to learn and develop. Reasonable physical fitness is required too, as some heavy lifting will be involved.

As well as an attractive salary and an excellent opportunity to further develop, you’ll benefit from a pension scheme, health scheme, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, a social club, free lunch and free parking. Our Professional development programme also ensures that all staff enjoy continual professional development.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Wednesday 6 July 2022

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

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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