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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    21 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance
  • IT support
  • Other leadership roles

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Working pattern

Full time: 36.25 hours per week 8am to 4pm Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC Scale Band 9 Pts 33-36 £41,418-£44,428

What skills and experience we're looking for

Reporting into the Headteacher, you will take the lead IT including:

  • To fully manage and administer the IT infrastructure in school;
  • To proactively provide and deliver a strategy for the future of the school’s IT infrastructure ensuring it is in line with the developing needs of the school and its staff and students, and with developments in technology;
  • Manage the provision of ICT technical support and services within school;
  • To lead the redevelopment of the ICT infrastructure of the school when the school rebuilding project commences;
  • Provide support, training and coaching for staff to upskill and enable access to systems to maximise student learning and improve delivery whilst reducing workload for staff

About You:

  • Proven good standard of numeracy and literacy;
  • Professional qualification in Computing and IT to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of managing significant change projects;
  • Considerable technical experience and expertise across a broad spectrum of IT considerations, applications and areas;
  • Experience of working in a school or educational setting;
  • Management/supervisory skills: the ability to lead and work with a team and foster a ‘can-do’ approach, championing a customer focused environment
  • Ability to prioritise work, cope with competing deadlines, and work on own initiative to anticipate future requirements, using excellent planning and organisation skills.

What the school offers its staff

Are you looking for a role which is fulfilling with a real sense of satisfaction? As our IT Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to do something amazing.

We know that our Support Staff make a real difference to the success of our school and to every staff member and student in it. Everything we do is aimed at providing outstanding teaching, learning and support to our young people. We are extremely proud of our school and we want to be able to promote that. As our IT Manager, you will be part of a great school and play a key part in our continuing success.

About Us:

Our school is popular and successful. We have a great reputation as a school which ensures success not only in what our students achieve – but also how they achieve. Our priority is creating a warm, caring and supportive place to learn which brings out the best in everyone. We do this for our students and for our staff. Our students are keen to learn, respectful and hard working. Being part of the Sale High School team means working with amazing colleagues who are passionate about what they do, in a friendly and caring environment, where everyone is proud to achieve great things.

In addition to a great starting salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Term-time working
  • Recently refurbished Library
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Training, learning and development.
  • A warm friendly and supportive environment
  • Free confidential counselling service for all staff
  • The school is in an excellent location, easily accessible from Manchester, Warrington and Cheshire.

Further details about the role

If you believe you have the skills, experience, and passion to make a difference as our IT Manager, we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight Sunday 21st April. Interviews will be in week commencing 29th April.

We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online searches and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring service)

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About Sale High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1017 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sale High School is an 11-16 mixed high school in the selective borough of Trafford. The school is focused on being the school of choice for the local community. We want our local community to think long and hard about sending their children elsewhere in the borough, or into the selective system. We are committed to being the best type of comprehensive school, where students from a range of different backgrounds gain from being part of a diverse community, where everyone, no matter what their abilities, can aspire and achieve. The school is extremely popular and oversubscribed, having grown from having 540 on roll in September 2017 to having 1017 on roll in September 2022.

We were rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ in our inspection of 2019.

Behaviour for learning is excellent: students are engaged and hard working. The school community is proud of itself and its achievements with an overwhelming majority of staff (99%), saying they were proud of the school (November 2021 survey.

We place a strong emphasis on continuing professional development and work hard to grow and develop staff through training opportunities. We are proud to be a ‘teaching and learning’ school with a strong emphasis placed on continuing development through our teaching and learning hub groups.

The school is characterised by its focus on three simple priorities: firstly, excellent outcomes for all. We know that outcomes matter and for our disadvantaged students they matter very much indeed. Secondly, that people really matter and we should treat everyone in our community with humanity and respect. It is essential that we value each other, staff and students, in order that all members of our community feel able to flourish and succeed. Lastly, we value learning. We espouse a growth mind-set, something which is particularly important in our context as a high school in a selective authority.

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