Class and Farm Technician, Hampshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Bedales SchoolHampshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,948 to £21,778 per annum
Contract term: Permanent


On-site parking, free school lunches during term time, Life Assurance, Pension, Personal Accident Cover

Job details:

Bedales requires a Class and Farm Technician to support staff and students in our busy Outdoor Work Department. The applicant should have some experience in the use and maintenance of workshop tools/machinery, working with a wide range of different materials (woods, metals and building material), and practise excellent health and safety. A keen interest in gardening is important as the successful candidate will be responsible for the upkeep of the barnyard and surrounding areas including the school vegetable plots.

As a Technician, your primary job is to set up and maintain efficient and well-organised workshops and teaching spaces in the areas attached to Outdoor Work, ensuring that all working areas are left in a safe and secure state at all times. The role involves the routine testing and checking of equipment and resources to ensure good safe working order, as well as assistance in servicing and undertaking minor repairs as necessary. It is very important that you are able to help and assist young pupils during practical lessons when required.

Part of the role is to work with the farm team on our small farm (approx. 50 acres) at this prestigious boarding school. The Technician will work on a rota system that provides continuous cover for the farm and vegetable plots throughout the year. There will be some weekend work involved for the successful candidate who will provide care and manage all the livestock during this time, which currently includes pigs, sheep and poultry. Therefore, experience of farming and working with animals is desirable but not essential.  Candidates with skills and/or interest in cooking, baking, crafts and wool work are also encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate will work alongside the Head of Outdoor Work and members of the Outdoor Work team to ensure the delivery of first rate lessons and that the farm is managed in a safe and productive manner. 

If you are interested in applying for this post please read the Job Description and Terms & Conditions which include full details regarding the post.

CVs cannot be accepted in lieu of an application form.  Candidates must apply directly to Bedales Schools via the recruitment portal on the Bedales website via the Apply link.

Enquiries regarding the post can be made to Andrew Martin, Head of Outdoor Work, via email to 

All other enquiries relating to the recruitment process and CVs that are accompanying your application should be forwarded to 

Closing date: Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date: Tuesday 27th August 2019

Bedales is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All teaching posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will undergo safeguarding screening including an enhanced DBS and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a Prohibition from Teaching Check.

More about Bedales School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Church Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 2DG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1730 300100
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Bedales School is an independent, co-educational, selective, day and boarding school for children aged 13-18. It is situated in Petersfield in Hampshire and there are 460 pupils on its roll. There are admission fees and scholarships and bursaries are...