Estates Technician

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Macclesfield, Cheshire
Starting salary of £18,278 per annum
08 Jun 2021
20 Jun 2021
Job Level
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us:

Macclesfield College is a leading provider of Further Education and Higher Education in the North West of England. Macclesfield College is part of a modern, inspiring campus providing education to learners of all ages and abilities. Based in East Cheshire, the College offers free secure campus parking and excellent transport links.

Recognised as a ‘Good’ College at its November 2017 Ofsted inspection. Our mission is simple- “Empowerment through learning”.

Macclesfield College has just been confirmed as the overall best- performing FE institution within the key Cheshire and Warrington sub-region, according to the latest statistics published in the National Achievement Rate Tables.

Furthermore on 5th April 2019, Macclesfield College was proud to be awarded winners of the ‘Business and Education’ category of the East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Awards.

The Role:

Hours: 37 hours per week – Full Year - Working a shift pattern

An Estates Technician is required to join our friendly and professional Estates team.

As part of the Estates team you will be required to carry out planned maintenance and repair work on College grounds and buildings and will be responsible for ensuring that site management, safety and security is maintained at all times. Shift work and some evening work is required, alongside occasional weekends. Shifts currently are as follows:

Shift                Day                                         Time

Early                Monday to Thursday               6:00am - 2:00pm

Early                Friday                                      6:00am – 1:00pm

Late                 Monday & Thursday                10:00am – 6:00pm

Late                 Tuesday & Wednesday          1:30pm – 9:30pm

Late                 Friday                                      11:00am – 6:00pm

With a ‘flexible can do’ approach to your work, you will have good communication and interpersonal skills, be an excellent team player as well as have the ability to work under pressure using your own initiative when responding to the Estate department's changing work demands.

You will be able to demonstrate a good level of health and safety awareness and the ability to apply safe working practices. Ideally you will have a First Aid at Work certificate, or be willing to undertake this qualification.

Experience of basic maintenance and general repair work along with manual handling techniques is essential. Industry experience in a relevant trade would be advantageous.

Excellent benefits including:

  • Recently Ofsted graded Good, now on our journey to Outstanding
  • 35 days holiday (FTE), bank holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Excellent onsite facilities including Coffee Shop, gym, hair and beauty salon, and an onsite nursery
  • Investment in our employees CPD at the College with a comprehensive timetable of training and development
  • Free secure campus parking and excellent transport links

For further information about this role and the skills, experience and qualities required please visit the job description and person specification attached.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

The College is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from members of ethnic minority groups.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on Sunday 20th June 2021.

To apply, please visit the vacancies page on the Macclesfield College website via the apply link and fill in the short form to receive an application pack.

Contact Details: For any further information please contact Human Resources - Macclesfield College via email at

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