Estates Technician (Part Time)

Northern College
Barnsley [South Yorkshire]
£19,133 - £19,516 Per Year
14 Sep 2021 09:36
01 Oct 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Estates / Facilities / Operations
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College, Specialist College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Estates Technician (Part Time)

Are you passionate about improving adult skills?

The demands of the modern UK workplace and the current economic crisis mean that adult learning is increasingly crucial for people of all ages, regardless of their level of skills and qualifications. 

Did you know that ...

  • one in five adults lack functional English or maths.
  • longer working lives and frequent career changes mean regular upskilling is a necessity.
  • rapid developments in technology require us all to keep acquiring new knowledge.
  • automation means reskilling and redeployment are the only options for many.

Northern College, the only adult residential college in Yorkshire, is in a unique position to be able to offer the essential skills adults need and employers want.  Our campus is open 24/7 so we can offer flexible and accessible modes of delivery - evenings, weekends, blended and residential – to meet the needs of the local, regional and national economy.

Our mission is to inspire positive change through adult education, and working closely with our community, voluntary and employer partners we will provide outstanding teaching and learning on our campus based in the grade 1 listed Wentworth Castle and surrounded by 500 acres of National Trust gardens and parkland.  Find out more at 

We have a number of exciting new roles that will be at the heart of delivering our aims.  If you are passionate about enabling adults to achieve the skills they need to reach their potential, and you meet the requirements below, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Estates Technician – multiple positions

Salary: £19,133 - £19,516 per year (pro rata for part time)

Part time: 12 hours per week, (8 week day/night shift rota attached), 52 weeks per year

Location: Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Key duties:

  • Contribute to the maintenance, cleaning and security of all college assets through the carrying out of routine maintenance, cleaning and security duties as issued through the Estates Department and Estates Manager
  • To contribute to the safety of college assets, students and staff through the provision of first responder services
  • Ensuring that all routine works schedules, tasks and reports are completed and that the appropriate hand-over of all relevant information is made to the following shift and the Estates Manager.
  • To undertake as required with day-to-day operations maintenance, refurbishment and alterations including basic joinery, plumbing, decorating and other repairs and response duties as directed by the Estates Manager. Measuring up, and ascertaining materials and or stock levels that are needed to carry out these duties.

To be successful in this role, you will have or be able to:

  • Possession of or willingness to undertake appropriate training including H&S Training, First Aid and Mental Health First Aid, Fire Awareness Training, Safeguarding and Prevent etc
  • Willingness to work unsocial shift patterns and to cover shifts at short notice in emergencies
  • Relevant experience in a caretaking and/or maintenance role
  • Ability to operate fire and security alarm systems

What we can offer you:

  • Access to the SYPA pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Up to 35 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) plus college closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including access to Occupational Health services
  • Career development and progression opportunities and access to support for professional development
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Opportunities to take paid time off to participate in volunteering in community and charity fundraising events.
  • Free access to 500 acres of surrounding National Trust gardens and parkland

Application Instructions

Please follow the process below to upload your current CV and submit a cover letter/supporting statement.  Candidates must attach a CV to be considered for this post.

Please note the first stage of the application process is to submit a CV and if you are shortlisted then you will be asked to complete an application form before attending for interview.  If you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact the HR unit on 01226 776000 or by email at

CVs must be submitted by: 1 October 2021

We reserve the right to close this position early if we have received sufficient applications. As part of the recruitment process, we may shortlist prior to the closing date and invite candidates to interview earlier than the date above.

Northern College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment.  We strive to be an equal opportunities employer and actively welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Northern College promotes the welfare of all students and is fully committed to safeguarding and to fulfilling its obligations under the Prevent duty.  The college expects all staff to share these commitments.  Please note that all applicants will be subject to a DBS check. Evidence of qualifications will be required at interview.

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