Head of Design Technology (Resistant Materials)

Date Posted: Friday 02 February 2024

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 20/02/2024

Interview date: 26/02/2024

For September 2024, Cheltenham College seeks to appoint a well-qualified and experienced teacher to lead the thriving Design Technology (Resistant Materials) Department. The successful candidate will work alongside the Head of Design Technology (Textiles) in leading the continued growth and outstanding performance of this department.

The Head of Department will be assisted by one full-time and one part-time Resistant Materials teacher as well as a full-time Resistant Materials Technician.

Design Technology & Textiles (DT&T ) is a busy, energetic department housed in two buildings on the edge of the main campus, specifically converted for the department. There are two standard workshops, a hot metal area, a ‘clean’ workshop, wood prep area, two textiles classrooms, four DT classrooms and a newly repurposed exhibition space and office.

The successful applicant will make full use of the well-equipped workshops and classrooms including such equipment as a CNC router and Laser cutter, hot metal area including MIG, TIG and spot welding facilities, plasma cutting, brazing and casting; wood prep area with a circular saw, planer thicknesser and vertical panel saw, plus general wood working and metal machining equipment.

It is a busy department with some two hundred and ninety pupils passing through it each week generating energetic and wide-ranging work. There is an expectation for high quality, with the teaching of skills being the basis for this and, as such, most pupils will achieve an A grade for their coursework.

Applicants should be willing to contribute to the co-curricular life of the College. Full details of the role can be found in the Job Description below.

How to apply

Please submit an application form, together with covering letter, to: recruitment@cheltenhamcollege.org

The closing date for applications is:  9am on Tuesday, 20 February

Interviews are likely to be held on:  Monday, 26 February