School Technician (with D&T) - Lochside Academy

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Job Purpose: Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of...

Job Purpose:

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Lochside Academy, Wellington Circle, Aberdeen

Duration: Permanent, Full Time (Term Time only)

Roles that require PVG Membership

Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 11 and above (currently £30,727 per annum / £15.97 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

job purpose/about the role

To contribute to the provision of a technical support service in schools, including ICT, to support curriculum delivery and learning and teaching activities. School technical support services can include reprographics, DTP, AV, Science, Art & Design, Home Economics, Design & Technology, ICT, Photography, Film and Recording. To attend relevant meetings and training sessions. These tasks will be undertaken in conjunction with other departmental duties.

Initial placement in the Design and Technology department with the expectation of progressing to support other departments across the whole school. Lochside Academy is a school with an increasing roll. We now have several opportunities to come and join our school. Please see the link below to find out more about us. https://youtu.be/glM63vVoquU

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Ordinary National certificate or equivalent in relevant subject.
PVG membership for regulated work with children, adults and/or vulnerable
groups OR willingness to obtain prior to commencing work

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

Able to ensure that the purpose and outcomes of the job are achieved.
Able to work with others co-operatively (both internally and externally) in order to
achieve better services and customer focussed outcomes.
Safety conscious and willing to work with the employer to maintain a safe and
healthy educational environment for pupils and staff.
Competence in use of ICT.
Manual dexterity.
Ability to work on own initiative.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.

About Us

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: armedforces@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs