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Senior IT Technician

Job Details

  • Reference Number: THW/16/004294/000024 1
  • Region: Essex, Witham
  • Salary: £17,547 - £22,434 per Annum
  • Position: Support Staff
  • Open: 13-11-2016
  • Close: N/A

Job Description

37 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year

Fixed term contract until 3/8/17

Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy in Witham, Essex are graded ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ by Ofsted respectively. Both have a state of the art new building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike. This post is based across both academies as well as Witham Sixth Form Centre which is adjacent to New Rickstones Academy.

An exciting opportunity to join the IT team has arisen. Reporting to the IT Systems Manager, you will be part of a small team responsible for providing frontline support for students and staff to ensure that academy IT systems are fully functioning at all times whilst maintaining IT Service Levels. You will also contribute to the continued development of the Academy IT provision. You will support the ICT Systems Manager in the continual development of the IT provision and deputise in their absence. This is a position in which you can grow and develop, and work closely in plans to develop the networks.

Both academies are new builds and have benefited from significant investment in their ICT infrastructure. We have a range of different systems running on our network including Windows and Mac OSX. Both academies use Google Apps for Education extensively to complement their internal networks. With over 500 devices at each academy, including desktops, laptops, ChromeBooks, iPads and iPhones, technology is essential in the day to day running of the academy. You will also be supporting a VoIP telephony system, for which training will be provided if necessary.

The IT Support service is open 8am - 4pm with occasional out of hours support and call outs for emergency situations. The position is due to start as soon as possible.

If you have proven IT experience, a passion for constant learning and development and great customer service skills, we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the academy are welcomed: for an informal discussion about the post and if you wish to arrange a visit to the academy, please contact Jim Gavin, ICT Systems Manager on 01376 515 756 x256.

Both academies are key member of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a multi-academy sponsor which aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them. As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, Cycle2work, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

This position is Fixed Term until 3 August 2017 and is required to commence as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. Please carefully consider the ‘Relevant Skills & Experience’ section of the application form, and explain clearly how they meet the requirements of the person specification.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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