Design and Technology Technician – Uppingham Careers

Design and Technology Technician

Job details

Contract hours: Full time, 48 hours per week, term time (32 plus two weeks)
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £27,590.05 per annum
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 18 June 2024, 9:00 am


This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly skilled and creative technician to join the Design and Technology Department at Uppingham School.

As a Design and Technology Technician, you will provide technical support to staff within the department, ensuring that classrooms and workshops are prepared for lessons, equipment is well-maintained, and all health and safety requirements are met. Additionally, you will offer technical guidance, one-to-one and group support to students, helping them to develop their understanding of the subject.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the careful maintenance of all machinery and equipment as per departmental schedules
  • Upholding a safe and orderly working environment and maintaining a safe store
  • Organising the necessary teaching materials and preparing the workshop for use

Situated within the Leonardo Centre, this role offers access to exceptional teaching spaces, studios of a professional standard, and fully equipped design technology workshops. Our resources encompass a wide range of capabilities, including 3D printing and CAD design in conjunction with laser cutting technology, CAD embroidery, studios dedicated to ceramics and sculpture, as well as facilities for photography, sound engineering, and video production. Moreover, there are two fully equipped fashion and textile studios, along with specialised workshops catering to resistant materials.

You will need previous experience of working in a workshop environment within a school or industry setting, as well as an understanding of core workshop machinery and its use. Good interpersonal skills are essential, coupled with a keen willingness to acquire new skills and seamlessly adapt to emerging challenges and demands.


Uppingham School is committed to offering a range of attractive benefits to its employees, fostering a rewarding work environment. Join us in this exciting opportunity and become a part of our dedicated team. Benefits include:

  • 50% Contribution towards premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Discount on School fees
  • Discount at a local nursery in Uppingham
  • 25% Discount on holiday club fees for children of Uppingham or Maidwell Hall staff
  • Westfield healthcare
  • Westfield Rewards which gives discounts at various retailers, gyms, cinemas, and restaurants
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • In house Occupational Health Service
  • Membership to dual-use Sports Centre (with a £25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches during term-time
  • Free annual Flu vaccinations
  • Complimentary staff ticket for select School performances
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

To find out more and to download an application form, please click the apply button.

Closing Date: Tuesday 18th June 2024 at 09:00am.

Interview Date: Friday 21st June 2024.

Design and Technology Technician – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.