About Us

All the staff bring high levels of expertise and experience in diverse occupations, including education, social welfare, community leadership, care work, civil service, mentoring and of course the building profession.

David Hunter

David and Mandy Hunter set up Dorset Trade Skills in 2014 to optimise David’s skills as both craftsman and teacher. David is a fully qualified bricklayer with over 20 years site experience and over 5 years teaching experience at HMP YOI Portland. He possesses a Diploma in teaching, a certificate in Diversity Training and holds an Assessors qualification.

Mandy has also worked at Portland YOI as an instructor, teaching horticulture and cooking and lecturing inductions.

Meet the Team

Shaun Tanner

Support Service Manager

Robert Tacey

Maths Tutor and Curriculum Manager

Marian Arnott-Weeks

English Tutor

Alan Harmer

Workshop Technician

James Scott


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