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Food Technology & Art Technician
  • Employer: St Nicholas Catholic High School
  • Reference: SEC/22/212955
  • Published: Thu 15/12/2022, 10:01 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 03/01/2023, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 14 hours per week, 8.30am to 4pm - days TBC
  • Salary: Grade 3 £18,652 - £19,264 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St NIcholas Catholic HIgh School, Cheshire

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Food Technology & Art Technician

St Nicholas Catholic High School is a mixed catholic secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in Northwich, Cheshire, and caters for approximately 1,250 pupils.

The school opened as a secondary modern in 1965, becoming a comprehensive school in 1972. It is a voluntary-aided school.

Values and vision

As a Catholic School, Gospel values permeate all the work undertaken in St Nicholas Catholic High School.  Pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of education in their own fulfilment as well as for the betterment of society. 

The school aims to nurture students’ faith through liturgical celebration, and provides pupils with opportunities to take part in retreats. St Nicholas welcomes the views of parents, and considers them to be central to the successful education of their children. 

The school’s Mission Statement summarises what the institution is aiming for: “We aspire to embrace the Gospel and its values, celebrating uniqueness and diversity. Our learning, within an enterprise culture, is based upon trust and respect which define our relationships within the world family. Everyone Matters.”

“St Nicholas Catholic High is an Ofsted rated good school. There has been a rising trend of attainment since the previous inspection and data provided by the school on current performance suggest that this has not only been sustained but, indeed, improved upon. 

“Learning and progress are good for most groups across the school, including for those students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Students' achievement is therefore outstanding.”


This position requires you to disclose any spent convictions as the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job, YOU MUST, THEREFORE, DISCLOSE WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS ON THE BACK PAGE OF THE APPLICATION FORM.

If successful, you will also be required to apply for a Criminal Record Check from the Criminal Records Bureau.  The level of check required for this job is Enhanced Disclosure. Further information is contained in the Further Details document enclosed.


Art and Technology Technician (Secondary School)

Part time: 2 days Term Time - 14 hours per week (38 weeks) - Permanent


GRADE: 3 (Full time equivalent £20,441 to £21,189) 

Actual Salary £7,734 - £8,017

RESPONSIBLE TO: School Business Manager


To provide practical support to teachers of Art and Food Technology, in order that the curriculum can be delivered efficiently and effectively to students. 


1. Prepare a wide range of materials and equipment for use by teachers and students in the classroom / food tech rooms.

2. Clean and undertake basic maintenance routines on equipment used in the classrooms / food tech rooms..

3. Assume responsibility for the safe storage of students’ work and for stocks of materials within the Art and Food Technology Departments of the School.

4. Undertake stocktaking, replenishment ordering and storage of materials, under the direction of teachers.

5. Provide support to teachers and students during lessons in the use of equipment and machines.

6. Mount students’ work for GCSE exhibitions – mount displays of such work in classrooms and around school.


Notwithstanding the detail in this job description, in accordance with the Council's Flexibility Policy the job holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the Director/Corporate Manager from time to time, up to or at a level consistent with the Principal Responsibilities of the job and in any location within the Cheshire West and Chester Council.