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Maintenance and General Assistant

Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory SchoolCumbria

Job Title: Maintenance and General Assistant

Location: Positions available at both Sedbergh School and Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School

Responsible to: Clerk of Works

Contract Type: Full time, permanent

Salary: Competitive, in line with skills and experience

Sedbergh School is seeking two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our busy Estates Department as full time Maintenance and General Assistants.

It is expected that the Maintenance and General Assistants will have some knowledge of buildings and how they are constructed, as well as a knowledge of the common defects associated with buildings. Our ideal candidates will also have some knowledge or experience of plant and equipment, although this is desirable and not an essential requirement. The successful candidates must, however, be able to demonstrate that they have some experience in the area of building maintenance.

In exchange the School will offer: 

  • Contributory Pension Scheme – to include life cover while remaining within the scheme; 
  • Statutory Sick Pay entitlement - conditional on meeting the demands of the scheme 
  • Free car parking; 
  • Ride2Work; 
  • Opportunity to see School productions; 
  • Staff events and family fun days! 
  • Use of the School’s vast facilities (outside School timetabling) including the indoor swimming pool, tennis & squash courts, and the incredible state of the art Hirst Centre, which opened in 2018.

Please note that one of the positions will be based at our Prep School in Casterton, while the other will be based at our Senior School in Sedbergh. Please make clear in your application which site you are interested in working at, if you have a preference.

Why Sedbergh?

The magnificent location of Sedbergh and the equally picturesque site of our Prep School at Casterton, just 10 miles away, offers staff an enviable opportunity to work in the spectacular scenery of the Howgills and Yorkshire Dales. If you live outside the area, then you should consider the benefits of relocating here.

Outdoors enthusiasts have a wide range of walking, fishing, sailing, climbing, caving and other outdoor pursuits all within easy reach.

For those with a desire to get away occasionally, the M6 motorway and the West Coast railway are both a short distance away for travel North or South, while other routes make West Yorkshire and the North East easy to reach.

Working for Sedbergh School means working within the School community as part of a close-knit Estates Team. Sedbergh school is committed to the development of its people and there are opportunities to develop your career and qualifications further.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please download the 'Applicant Info Pack', call Lizzie Harrison on 015242 79205, or email

An application form may be obtained as a download from this webpage or via and completed applications should also be returned to this address.

The closing date for applications will be: Friday 17 December

Please note that early application is advised as an appointment will be made upon finding a suitable candidate

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

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