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  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,296.00 - £33,945.00 Annually (Actual) OAT Grade 6

Lead IT Technician job summary

Main duties and responsibilities

Please refer to the full job description attached for additional information.

  • To work closely with the Group IT Manager and central IT staff to support daily operation of all IT services, ensuring consistency of quality, availability, compliance, and performance within the academy.
  • To work as a member of the academy IT support team, to ensure access to services and support that are cost-effective, safe, and align with the strategic objectives of OAT (Ormiston Academies Trust).
  • To work with the Group IT Manager to support cost-effective, technical and operational improvement projects for the academy, that align with the digital strategy, and agreed academy IT Development Plans (IDPs).
  • To provide timely and effective support to academy staff, pupils, and other stakeholders, where required, to resolve technical incidents and problems, as per the OAT service level agreement (SLA).
  • To line manage academy IT staff.
  • To provide and contribute to the timely production of monitoring data and reporting for IT projects and academy IT performance, as required.
  • To carry out regular compliance checks against OAT policies and procedures, including those related to cyber security and safeguarding.
  • To work with the Group IT Manager to support and monitor the academy IT budget forecast and IT refresh planning, through academy IT Development Plans (IDPs).
  • To maintain and update the asset register for the academy.
  • To work with the OAT data protection officer (DPO) to carry out data impact assessments on new and developing web systems.
  • To provide professional guidance and advice to colleagues and stakeholders across the group.
  • The interpretation of statutory and regulatory guidance to inform workstreams, actions and risk mitigation.
  • To provide peer support, particularly across the specified group, to deliver effective improvements

Qualifications and Experience

Please refer to the full job description attached for additional information.

  • Demonstrable experience that shows an excellent understanding of desktop and user support
  • A strong ability to analyse, interpret and resolve IT problems and to develop, report and implement practical, workable solutions
  • A strong understanding of infrastructure and server support and management
  • Demonstrable experience or appropriate qualification in supporting local area networks
  • Experience supporting all Windows operating systems, PC and server hardware and audio-visual technologies
  • Experience and understanding of anti-malware software, common network security issues, including systems configuration and management.
  • A degree in computing, computer science or IT systems management is desirable but not necessary.

The Benefits of working at Ormiston Horizon Academy

  • An inclusive and supportive environment.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme Membership.
  • Annual salary progression.
  • On site parking.
  • On site gym.
  • Well-being Wednesdays: An early finish on the last Wednesday of each term.
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies.
  • Access to support, guidance and coaching via Ormiston Academies Trust IT Team.

Ormiston Horizon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and you will be required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions. Ormiston Horizon Academy is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

Commitment to safeguarding

At OHA, we take our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students seriously. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.

All staff are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect.

Through our ethos and curriculum, we promote a common sense of identity and support diversity showing our students how different communities can be united by common experiences and values.

Strict adherence to the Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, governors, visitors and volunteers in the academy and is not subject to individual discretion.

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About Ormiston Horizon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1052 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

An ambitious school at the heart of our community

Ormiston Horizon Academy is a special place for our students, staff and wider community. We continuously strive to provide the highest possible quality of education for the young people we work with.

Our students are an exceptional group of talented individuals who thrive on the range of experiences that they are offered at OHA. We firmly believe the relationships between teachers, students and parents/carers are key to the success of the academy.

Our core values of: Respect, Resilience and Responsibility permeate around our academy and our wider school community. We are proud of our students and our students are proud of their school.

We have a wonderful team of staff at OHA, who work relentlessly to ensure our students are provided with the best education possible. Our thoroughly planned curriculum, alongside a challenging PSHE programme, supported by a range of enrichment opportunities, allow our students to develop a love of learning and a resilience that prepares for their futures. We encourage positive attitudes and aim to provide an environment in which all students feel known, supported and challenged.

Our outstanding building and expansive site allows us to offer an education with a difference for our students. We are fully committed to ensuring that our Academy continues to be a centre of excellence and innovation for our students, staff and the local community.

We are always open to visitors and would be happy to welcome you into OHA so you can appreciate the special learning atmosphere that exists here. I look forward to working closely with you on the next steps of our journey.

Mr A Fitzgibbon


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