Aquinas Church of England Education Trust

Teacher of Design & Technology


Bishop Justus is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable Teacher of Design & Technology, who can demonstrate excellent subject knowledge. We have a preference for teachers with a specialism in Resistant Materials or Food Technology. As a school, we are driven by a commitment to providing our students with access to an excellent education and we are excited for the impact the successful applicant to this position may have. 

Design & Technology is being restarted as a provision in September 2024 and as such this position represents a unique opportunity to have a real impact on the development and delivery of a popular part of the national curriculum. We are seeking a practitioner that is interested in helping to grow a department alongside a supportive and invested School.

We are open to applications from experienced teachers or ambitious newcomers. As a gesture of our commitment to the success of this post, a £1,500 annual recruitment & retention allowance will be awarded to the successful candidate.

Personal attributes

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be an excellent Teacher of Resistant Materials, Food Technology or Product Design;
  • Have a love of the subject and desire and ability to convey this to students;
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and open to innovation;
  • Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent;
  • Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace;
  • Be committed to extra-curricular activities including lunch time activities;
  • Be committed to continuing professional learning;
  • Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour;
  • Hold a good honours degree along with qualified teacher status.

In return, we offer:

  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues;
  • A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do;
  • A skilled and experienced team of teachers and other professionals;
  • A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the students’ life chances;
  • A school in which the students are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful.

We would be pleased to welcome you for an informal visit prior to application.

We are committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

As an employee of the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust you are required to have regard to the character of the Trust and its foundation and to undertake not to do anything in any way contrary to the interests of the foundation.

Salary & Benefits

Job Title:                                 Teacher of Design Technology               

Grade:                                       MPS/UPS + £1,500 R&R allowance


Bishop Justus Church of England School
Magpie Hall Lane

Supporting documents

How to apply

Please send your application, outlining your suitability for the role against the enclosed person specification and job description, by email to

Please note a signed copy of your application form will be required prior to interview.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to bring appropriate identification with them to interview. For the purpose of DBS clearance, only copies of the successful applicant’s identification will be retained.

All candidates should provide two references. Permission should be sought prior to including any referee on your application form. Shortlisted candidates will have their references taken-up before any interview.