Head of ICT Services Cheney School, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Job description

Head of ICT Services
£41,675 - £44,632

Community Schools Alliance Trust (CSAT) is an Academy Trust comprising of two schools, Cheney School secondary school and Bayards Hill primary school. We have also been named as the sponsor for the new school, which is to be built in the Barton Park development in Oxford.

Our aim is for every young child and young person to benefit from a world-class education and one which inspires our school communities to achieve more than they thought possible. Our commitment to these principles is evident through our working practices, which focus on making the difference to the life chances of our pupils and students. Academy staff and students work together and learn together, and by doing so our practice is continually improving and bringing about the changes required to deliver on our ambitious aims. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances.

We are looking for an innovative and energetic Head of ICT Services. The main duties and responsibilities of the role are the strategic management, development and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure, and overseeing data management and the provision of technical support services, including the procurement, deployment and upgrading of ICT resources across the schools making up the Trust.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

Visits to the Trust prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Antony Barwell, Head of ICT Service for the Trust, on aba@csat.academy or on 01865 765274

The position comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below.

In addition to your application form please email a letter of application detailing reasons for your interest in this post and your relevant skills and experience to: vacancies@cheney.oxon.sch.uk

The Community Schools Alliance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date: Monday, 16 September, at 8:00 a.m.
Interviews: W/c 16 September

Essential educational requirements

Studied to a minimum standard of GCSE (grade A*–C) or equivalent, in English and mathematics.

Essential qualifications

Further or higher education qualifications relevant to the field (ITIL Foundation, CCNA)

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of successfully managing ICT network/s, hardware and software functions in order to support the day-to-day operation of an establishment/company.

Experience of managing change and implementing new systems/procedures/controls.

Experience in the line management of staff.

Experience of training staff in ICT.

Employee benefits

£41,675 - £44,632
Membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan

About Cheney School

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome The school is part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust - a small MAT with one secondary school, one primary school and another due to open in September 2020. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances. We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives so are happy to consider part-time applications.

Cheney Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH
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