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Food Technician

We are looking for a Food Technician to provide technical support for the teaching of Food Technology, enabling the smooth running of practical cookery classes and maintaining a safe and hygienic working environment.

Main Areas of Responsibility

To assist and advise teaching staff on the preparation and layout in teaching areas for practical exercises, running trials, demonstrations and helping students with learning activities as appropriate.
To ensure equipment and materials prepared for lessons are to the specification of the teacher requisitions, including shopping/ordering and preparing ingredients.
In conjunction with the appropriate teachers to advise students on the safe and proper use of equipment and on the correct and safe way to carry out learning activities. To also advise staff, as necessary, on Health and Safety issues and on the best way to carry out practical work, new techniques or procedures available.
To assist in the safety, inspection, repair and general maintenance of all resources, equipment and tools in conjunction with the appropriate line managers. To advise these on any maintenance or inspection needed by the equipment which is beyond post holder’s competence.
Ensure understanding of subject syllabus and schemes of work in order to prepare for practical lessons adequately.
To assist with stock keeping, ensuring that appropriate levels of stock are maintained. Carrying out regular stocktaking checks and ordering as necessary.
To undertake safety checks as required and comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, and other relevant legislation and school documentation. This to include carrying out appropriate risk assessments for practical and technical activities.
Ensure Implementation of health and safety regulations across the subject area.
To assist in ensuring that all equipment and materials are stored safely and securely, ensuring that they are maintained in good condition and readily available for issue.
To undertake basic maintenance and cleaning of equipment and to organise its construction, cleaning, servicing and repair as required in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
To dispose of waste in a safe manner as well as ensuring that hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained in the practical areas.
Keep up to date with health and safety regulations and with developments in Food Technology, attending relevant courses and reading publications;
To work in close association with other technical staff to assist in keeping areas neat, clean, tidy and in a safe condition in readiness for lessons, ensuring effective care and maintenance of the subject areas, including organisation of storage areas.

Additional Responsibilities

Carry out and ensure that photocopying is carried out and filing on behalf of the relevant areas as well as other general admin duties required from time to time.
To participate in academy day trips, assist in the preparation of displays and activities as requested
To support the overall work of the Design Technology department as requested
Qualifications, Knowledge & Training

Educated to A Level or equivalent
Basic knowledge of Health and Safety regulations

Experience working with a range of Art and/or Design Technology equipment and resources
Experience or solid understanding of working as a technician in a school or educational establishment, undertaking a range of practical tasks
Personal Skills, Abilities & Qualities

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
Excellent organisational and planning skills, including prioritising tasks
Ability to think creatively to anticipate and solve problems
Ability to encourage and inspire young people to achieve
Ability to work as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities.
Computer literate – must have good ICT skills including a working knowledge of MS packages
Ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised.
Creative flair
Flexibility of approach to work
Ability to carry out routine maintenance of equipment

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   Bromley, Greater London

  Full Time

£   £22,185.00 - £22,587.00 / Yearly

Date Posted:  28/03/2022
Start Date:  28/03/2022
Closing Date:  28/06/2022
Category:  Technician

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