Permanent ICT Technician
Discovery Schools Academy Trust
Grade 6 Pay Point 9-10
37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic IT
Technician to join our friendly and forward-thinking team, to provide IT
support to schools and students across the trust.
Supported by the Senior Technician, you will have
responsibility for the day to day running of the schools IT in the assigned
cluster to ensure it is working reliably and being developed in line with the
technical service and school goals.
At Discovery Trust, we are dedicated to ensuring all our
pupils have access to a wide range of technologies, from surface books to VR
headsets, from Microbots and 3D printers to spheros and drones. Our passion for all things EdTech, means that
this is an extremely varied role with lots of opportunity to learn and develop
your own skills, as well as sharing your knowledge and ideas with our
colleagues to develop their skills.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Connect, set up and check PCs and peripherals
for normal operation.
Maintain common hardware found in school;
install applications and trouble-shoot basic problems.
Maintain, upgrade and repair a wide range of PCs
and peripherals; install complete applications.
Detect, diagnose and resolve PC, peripheral and
Perform advanced diagnosis procedures on PCs,
peripherals and applications.
Advise on compatibility of hardware,
applications and operating systems, according to user requirements.
We are looking for applicants who has:
NVQ 2 or equivalent and/or relevant other IT
Good standard of Numeracy/literacy and IT skills
or experience of working in a similar role.
A good understanding of technical procedures
related to the job and how they fit into the function of the section/work area.
Detailed understanding of the Microsoft Systems
and associated hardware.
Be proactive in areas of responsibility.
Please see document attached for a full job description
and person specification, and to assist in your application.
For more information about the Trust and our schools visit https://discoverytrust.org/
To learn more please visit https://discoverytrust.org/ict4schools/
What we offer:
• Flexible working
for continuous professional development in the role
to visit other organisations for professional learning
committed and motivated Team
• A role
which has the opportunity to make a real difference whilst having fun
• Free car
incremental pay increases with the pay scale range
• A defined
benefit pension scheme
Assistance Programme - EAP
• Cycle to
• Retail discounts
• Be an
integral member of the team in a vibrant school
• Create an
outstanding learning environment for the success of all of our children
• Play a
significant part in continuing to develop our school
• Be part of
a wider community of Discovery Schools Trust
opportunities for personal and career development
established Central Services Team who support schools and wider colleagues
Discovery Trust is dedicated to improving learning and
teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all
children are placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the
school they attend. Teaching and learning excellence is shared through learning
networks, sharing of ideas and materials as well as leading practitioners
between schools. Discovery has developed a school improvement system which
focuses on improving outcomes for all children. It also places staff
development, talent management and succession planning at the heart of achieving
Please note that
interviews for this position may be made earlier than the stated closing
date if a suitable candidate is identified. Therefore, we encourage interested
applicants to submit their applications promptly. Early submission will not
only ensure consideration for the position but also increase the likelihood of
being invited for an interview. We appreciate your understanding and look
forward to receiving your application.
Safeguarding Statement: Discovery Schools Academy Trust is
committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All
successful candidate invited to interview will be subject to a Disclosure and
Barring service (DBS) check and references will be sought prior to the
interview taking place.
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