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Trust Mobile Estates Technician

Sherborne Area Schools' TrustDorset

Trust Estates Technician 

Start Date:  ASAP

Closing Date:  9am, Friday 10th December 2021

Interviews:  During week commencing 6th December 2021

Salary: 7, £20,493 - £23,080 per annum (subject to experience)

Contract:  Permanent, 37 hours per week, 52 weeks

SAST is a strong and ambitious Trust of both primary and secondary schools seeking to ensure an excellent and sustainable 0-19 education for children within our community across West and North Dorset as well as South Somerset. The Trust now consists of 5000 children and over 850 staff working in our 17 schools and shared services teams.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Estates Technician to provide quality general maintenance support for our trust schools. The post holder must be willing to undertake a mobile role to perform general maintenance duties, compliance testing, and emergency response as required. Working as part of a wider trust-wide estates team delivering exceptional services.

SAST is a strong and ambitious Trust of both primary and secondary schools seeking to ensure an excellent and sustainable 0-19 education for children within our community across West and North Dorset as well as South Somerset. 


We are looking to appoint an exceptional Mobile Estates Technician to join the team and support the delivery of Estates/Facilities provision across the trust. This is a new role to support an exciting period of growth for the Trust and evolution of its Estates function.  Senior leaders are currently evaluating the benefits of further growth of a centralised team, and this role will be a key appointment in leading this change and ensuring the delivery of a high performing Estates team.  


  The successful candidate will: 

  • Promote and support the vision and values of the Trust 
  • Have proven experience and expertise in a caretaker/estates technician role with competency in a range of DIY skills and use of electrical DIY tools
  • Be motivated and have the ability to work independently to manage workload
  • Be customer-focused and resourceful to provide excellent customer service
  • Have a working knowledge of health and safety procedures in an estates maintenance context.
  • Be willing to work in a mobile role across several trust schools
  • Have high expectations, an interest in education and want to make a difference

This role will be varied and rewarding. The postholder will be supported by an experienced Trust-wide estates team and school head teachers. We are looking for an estates technician with high expectations, generalist maintenance and DIY experience and expertise, able to communicate and develop relationships effectively, resourceful, whilst enjoying the challenges of this role. You need to be a team player, you will go the extra mile to support schools, staff and students. In return, you will join a Trust that is full of activity, opportunity and optimism.

Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children.

The Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust includes schools across Dorset and South Somerset from Sherborne to Shaftesbury and Wincanton. Our area is one of the best areas to live in Britain offering something for everyone. Sherborne is a centre of excellence for education and has been described as ‘one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country’ and having the feel of ‘a small cathedral city’. There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside.

You are warmly encouraged to get in touch prior to application to discuss the position. Our Head of Estates, Michael Bradley is available to have an informal discussion with interested applicants about the role. Please contact him on 07407 806995 or at You are also most welcome to visit the Trust.

For a recruitment pack and online application form, please visit the trust website:

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will not include engagement in regulatory activity. It will have minimal contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and the post is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

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