The Pingle Academy - Design and Technology Technician


Design and Technology Technician


DFT Grade 3 - £19,650.00 - £20,043.00

Pro-rata - £15,660.08 - £15,973.28 for the hours advertised


35 hours at 38.2 weeks, Term Time plus INSET days.

Contract Type:


Start Date:

As soon as possible

 The Pingle Academy

Location: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.  It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit astro-turf area, Learning Support Base, Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The Pingle Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious, and dynamic Design & Technology Technician to join The Pingle Academy. You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about Design and Technology who can use their skills and experience to help our students succeed. 

This post offers a varied and rewarding role within the academy, providing technical support/expertise to the Technology Faculty.

You will support teaching and learning by:

  • Preparation of materials to exact specification. This entails the use of metal cutting, milling, turning machines and wood conversion machines (planer/thicknesser, circular saw and bandsaw).
  • Assisting teaching staff with demonstrations and the development of lessons and practical’s.
  • Ensure health and safety is being adhered to by coordinating the maintenance, inspection and cleaning of equipment including all machinery and tools.

You should have experience of working in an appropriate technology or workshop environment and know how to operate and maintain machinery, tools and equipment and possess a working knowledge of health and safety requirements. You will mainly be working with wood and metal.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 216837.

How to Apply:

Start date: As soon as possible

You can apply directly to the Trust People Team via the Trust website or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: This is an open advert and will close once a suitable candidate has been found. We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 216837 and ask to speak to the HR Team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.


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