Site Technician – Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company


Posted on: Tuesday 3 October 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company

Acle St Edmund CofE Primary School, Fletcher Way, Acle, Norfolk NR13 3RQ

An exciting opportunity to join the DoNESC Estates Team in the role of Site Technician working out at our Academies.

Trust: Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company

Vacancy Job Title: Site Technician


Acle St Edmund Church of England Primary Academy
Little Plumstead Church of England Primary Academy
Additional local academy support (where required)

Pay Scale: DoNESC Central Scale, Band A

Salary: Starting from £16,662 per annum pro rata (£20,828 full time equivalent)

Full Time/Part Time:  Part Time

Total hours per week: 30 hours

This will be split in accordance with the needs of the schools. Candidates should then expect a more flexible split of the total 30hours during school holiday periods, and this will be decided and arranged in communication with the Estates Officer each term.

Term Time: All Year Round (52 weeks)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Immeasurably more than we can imagine!

Our passion and ambition is to see children in all our schools and academies achieve excellent educational outcomes alongside developing and growing into their potential as individuals. Our culture is one of high aspiration rooted in our Christian values. We have a desire to see Norfolk, and our schools in Northeast Suffolk, and its education system recognised as a place of aspiration, achievement and hope whether living in a rural area, coastal community, market town or the city of Norwich.

The Role 

We are looking for a Site Technician to work under the direction of the Estates Officer/School Business Manager/Headteacher and in accordance with the practices and procedures of the school, to ensure that the school premises and contents are properly maintained, secured and ready for use as well as helping to ensure that the school is clean and tidy.

The Site Technician has responsibility, under the direction of the Head of Estates/School Business Manager/Headteacher, for the security of the school premises. The normal hours of attendance for work will be determined by the needs of the school and undertaken with agreement of the Head of Estates/School Business Manager/Headteacher. Key-holder responsibilities extend beyond regular working hours as the post holder has 24-hour responsibility for the security of the school premises.

We are looking for an individual with:

  • Experience of caretaking or site security
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of site management
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and resolve problems independently
  • Able to carry out manual tasks

We can offer:

  • Fuel Expenses for travel outside of the primary locations of work
  • LGPS Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthshield Employee Benefits
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Hybrid Working Policy

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; Darren Williams, Head of Estates at We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if sufficient applications have been received.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

DoNESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


DONESC has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of DONESC.

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