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IT Technician




Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£9,955 to £21,450 dependent upon hours (£11.00 per hour)


From 20 hours per week to full time, term time only

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a skilled IT Technician to join our team.  In liaison with and using the support of the central IT team, the successful candidate will assist the day to day running of the college’s IT infrastructure, hardware and software to ensure functionality across the education, residential and administration facilities.

The role holder will;

  • Demonstrate a full and detailed working knowledge of the Priory Group IT policy ensuring security of hardware and data
  • Working closely with the central IT team, troubleshoot and perform minor repairs
  • Manage own time and prioritise support requests and resolutions
  • Monitor network infrastructure, both cabled and wireless
  • Produce and maintain an inventory of all hardware and software
  • Install and configure hardware and software.

Skills and qualifications required:

  • A relevant IT qualification and at least 2 years’ experience of providing IT support for up to 200 staff and service users
  • This role is based at the main College building in Frome but the role holder will be required to support the IT infrastructure across the whole college provision, which will include occasional visits to our residential settings in Frome, Shepton Mallet and Trowbridge.  A valid driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is a requirement.

The successful candidate will benefit from a bespoke induction programme which will include spending time at the Priory Group IT department in Bristol.

Farleigh Further Education College Frome is an independent specialist residential college for young people aged 16 to 25 with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.

The college has a number of residential houses in the community each with its own identity, working ethos and dedicated team of staff. This provides learners with the opportunity to experience independent living in a range of different settings.

Our dedicated team of staff create a safe, secure and independent living environment where our learners have a sense of belonging within their group and a sense of ownership of their home. Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood, including further or higher education and sustainable independent living in the community.

What's in it for you?

For amazing work, we give amazing rewards:

  • £1,000 monthly lotto
  • 100’s of online discounts and cash back deals
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend
  • Priory Group pension.

We look after your career too, with our career pathways you, like many of our staff, can go from support worker up to CEO level with guidance and learning supplied by us!

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country on a temp, part-time and full time basis.

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Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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