Art Technician

  • Contract type - Permanent, full time, Monday to Friday inclusive. Term time plus 5 days.
  • Salary range - New SCP 5 - 6 £16,473 pa - £16,802 pa
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Grange
  • Closing date - October 28, 2021

Job Reference:    4GRAN

37 hrs pw, Monday to Friday inclusive.  Term time plus five training days.

(Actual working hours will be discussed further in the recruitment process and will be determined by the Academy.   Flexibility will be required in relation to your exact start/finish times to ensure the needs of The Trust are met)

We’re looking to recruit a permanent Art Technician at Co-op Academy Grange, commencing immediately:

  • You’ll provide technical support services to the department
  • You’ll prepare all materials and set up equipment for class practical sessions and maintain equipment for use.
  • You’ll make decisions using initiative where appropriate within established working practices and procedures.
  • You’ll be expected to use good common sense and initiative in all matters, including relating to:  the technical aspects of the work and advice to Head of Department on stock requirements, repair and replacement.

For further detailed information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. 

Should you have any questions in regards to this role, or would like an informal discussion with the manager please contact Human Resources in the first instance via email to:

Interested?  You’ll be enthusiastic, committed and have a confident, calm and positive approach.  You’ll have experience of using Digital editing software, working with clay and using a Kiln.  You’ll have good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to use your own initiative.   

To Apply:

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process.  To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and  Application Form PART B and email them to:

Please quote Job Reference:   4GRAN  when applying for this role

Closing date:   midnight, Thursday 28 October 2021

Recruitment Selection date:  To be confirmed

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community.  It is responsible for twenty-seven academies in Leeds, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor

You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves.  As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our ‘Requires Improvement’ school (Ofsted January 2019), joining a highly motivated and forward-thinking staff team and contributing to our next level of successful development.  Ofsted has judged that the school has improved after much hard work from the staff and students over the past two and a half years. Co-op Academy Grange are already working hard and looking to improve on the feedback given in the recent report.  You can read the full report here:  Get on board now because Co-op Academy Grange is back on track and going places. Following the merger with the Co-op Academies Trust, on 1 June 2019, this is such an exciting time to join us and make your mark on this journey.

What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Grange
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development

Co-op Academy Grange is an inspiring place to work and learn and as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, aims to secure excellence in all aspects of its work.  We’re a larger than average inner-city academy, the largest school in south Bradford, within the Little Horton ward (BD5).  45% of households are described as either D- working class or E – non-working. 42% of properties have three or more bedrooms.  The largest ethnic group is Pakistani at 43% (Bradford 20%) and second largest white British at 15% (Bradford 64%).  17% of people living in Bradford were born outside the UK.  The 2011 census identifies 80% of homes in BD5 having one or more deprivation dimensions. Bradford authority identifies a clear correlation between wards with high deprivation and a lack of positive outcomes across a range of measures.  We’re a highly inclusive school fully committed to improving a range of outcomes for our students.  We make a real difference to the lives of our students and welcome applications from others who wish to join us in this important work.

“Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.”

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.


For further information, please contact Human Resources by email at:

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