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    31 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

TKAT is a multi-academy trust of 45 primary, secondary and special schools in the South East of England. TKAT’s purpose is to work together as a community of schools to ensure that every child, whatever their background, receives a high quality education. Working in line with our core values and vision, we are looking to recruit for an exciting new position as TKAT IT Security & Compliance Lead.

This role will directly report to the Director of IT & Data and will be an integral member of our IT Leadership team, working alongside a team of innovative leaders with shared values. The successful candidate will have a pivotal role in ensuring the security of our IT systems across the trust are robust and fit for purpose, whilst ensuring they are fully compliant against both TKAT and national policies. You will be based at TKAT’s Corporate Centre in Sidcup, but will need to travel between 46 sites. Therefore, a clean driving licence and their own car will be essential to this role.

As part of the role, you will lead a small team of engineers to assist with day to day helpdesk support, network auditing and preventative maintenance. You will also link with other sections of the team and work closely with the Operations Lead, who oversees the regional support, and the Data Lead, who oversees the Data Management and GDPR. This role is an exciting position for you to take a strategic and transformational lead on developing the work that has been started over the past few years; building something that has lasting impact across the trust. The person appointed will be provided with the required support and development to thrive in the role.

What the school offers its staff

For this role, you will have:

- Relevant degree or equivalent experience

- Substantial knowledge of cyber security and data protection risks

- Experience of leading and line managing IT technical teams

- Substantial experience of working with IT network and infrastructures

- Experience of leading and planning large scale projects to IT systems, from initial design and specification through to ongoing support

- Experience of managing contracts and holding suppliers to account for quality assurance

- Secure knowledge of Google Workspace

- Secure knowledge of Microsoft Windows and associated Microsoft server environments

- Excellent problem solving skills

- Excellent communication skills

- Excellent organisation skills

- Excellent leadership skills

Working for TKAT:

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

- A wide variety of opportunities for professional development,

- Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible,

- Our support for your wellbeing at work,

- Membership of a generous pension scheme,

- Free eye tests at Specsavers, and

- The option to join our employee discount scheme.

Further details about the role

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications. If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

Commitment to safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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