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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday (36.42 hours per week), year round with annual leave allowance

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£42,250-£46,682, including fringe allowance, depending on experience.

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Educated to an appropriate level in a related field - Essential
  • Technical certifications in networking/IT - Desirable
  • Completion of technical training (online, formal, or informal) - Desirable


  • Able to manage network topology, switch configuration, network segregation and interconnectivity - Essential
  • Able to manage firewalls and cybersecurity - Essential
  • Able to manage Windows server and Active Directory infrastructure - Essential
  • Able to manage linux and other operating systems - Desirable
  • Able to document technical systems, and explain them to others - Essential
  • Able to manage Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, DFS, WSUS, SCCM - Essential
  • Able to manage M365 including Exchange, SharePoint, Teams - Essential
  • Able to manage linux and other operating systems - Desirable


  • Experience of Active Directory management - Essential
  • Experience of M365 management - Essential
  • Experience of ProCurve, Commware, Fortinet operating systems - Desirable
  • Experience of on premise and online backup systems - Desirable

Personal Qualities (essential)

  • Able to build working relationships in a diverse environment
  • Able to deal with new problems, and adapt to a changing situation
  • Desire to learn new skills, be proactive and creative in their role
  • Willing to admit mistakes, and use them as a learning opportunity to improve
  • Is organised, able to work to deadlines, and manage their time
  • Able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, including colleagues, contractors, suppliers
  • Belief in the value of education
  • Commitment to the wellbeing of young people

What the school offers its staff

Health and Wellbeing Benefits

  • Access to the College gym staffed by a Personal Trainer
  • Free Flu jabs, access to NHS health checks on site and support from a Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7 for in the moment support and counselling as well as signposting services
  • In house canteen providing inexpensive and delicious hot and cold food, including a Starbucks and Costa franchise
  • Weekly and termly social activities, including football, choir, outings and summer and Christmas events
  • Cross College mentors for new staff
  • Strong investment in training and development with a dedicated Staff development and wellbeing Lead who support induction, identifies and addresses staff training needs

Financial Benefits

  • Enrolment in well funded schemes with generous Employer contributions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free car parking and access to onsite EV chargers
  • Financial wellbeing scheme with access to advisory services
  • Discounted gift vouchers
  • Discounts at many high street retailers via a Byond card

Further details about the role

The IT Department

The IT Department currently consists of: Director of IT and Digital Strategy, Assistant Director of IT, a Network Manager (this post), a Senior Software Developer, MIS Manager, 3 IT Technicians (who also support SharePoint and VLE development).

The department has overall responsibility for the day to day running of all the College IT network, infrastructure and services, ensuring students and staff have the IT resources to support their teaching and learning. The team is very friendly and caring with a collective sense of responsibility working to their individual strengths, and has strong expertise in a broad range of IT skills.

We are proud of our success over many years, helping to play a significant part in the development and innovation at the College for the benefit of all students and staff and we are always look for ways to improve the services and support we provide to our community.

We have a Microsoft Active Directory Domain, and Microsoft tenancy in Azure (A5 licensing). Highly-specified equipment and, wherever possible, redundant systems and virtualisation are used to provide a high-quality service. We are looking to move more of our data systems to Azure, in order to support cloud-based development of our online presence. The site is well connected with single-mode fibre (up to 80Gbs-1) and is a member of JANET, with connectivity planned at 10Gbs-1, and Wifi 6e currently being installed.

Network Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and innovative ILT Team at a point of innovation with its online presence. This role is a central and crucial one with specific responsibility for the management and security of the IT infrastructure including physical network, servers, Active directory and the Azure platform. The College welcomes innovation, and this role has the opportunity to shape how we deliver services to our college, playing to the strengths of the individual within the context of an overall Digital Strategy.

Being able to communicate with others will be key, from the IT helpdesk team and developers, to supporting the Director of IT with the Senior Leadership Team. We often rely on specialist skills of contractors or external companies, IT is ever-changing, so a desire to learn, adapt, collaborate, innovate and manage change are important qualities to us.

Experience of managing a network is essential to us, but training, consultancy, and support from colleagues will be provided to help the successful candidate flourish in their new role.

Summary of Job

To ensure the continuing availability, suitability and security of college IT services to deliver the College’s Digital Strategy.

To manage the College Network to ensure it functions effectively, economically and to a high standard to enable the provision of a high quality service for students and staff.

To support the work of the ILT team in delivering digital services to all College stakeholders.


Network Operation and Access

  • To ensure the continued operation of the College-wide network and associated and delegated infrastructure including access control, network hardware, data systems and media services and all other services which rely on Active Directory or its delegated resources or network access.
  • To manage the core network infrastructure, switches, routing, interconnectivity.
  • To manage the VOIP telephone system and other electronic communication systems.
  • To provision, and manage access to, and prevent the unauthorized access to, network resources, licensed systems, and services.

Infrastructure Management

  • To manage licensing and maintenance contracts, and assist the procurement and deployment of IT infrastructure (including MFD, catering systems), and maintain the associated asset register.
  • To manage core services, including the on-premise physical and virtual server environment, and cloud (Azure provision
  • To oversee the management and implementation of the College IT hardware equipment replacement schedule including migration of services to the Cloud; ensuring new infrastructure projects which meet the needs of College are actioned effectively and efficiently.
  • To assist with the specification, obtain quotes and order all new computer/hardware equipment in accordance with financial/procurement regulations.
  • To ensure all new IT equipment conforms to operate the College’s Health & Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations, and support the College's Acceptable Use, Data Protection and other related policies.

Cyber Security

  • To manage the performance, security, integrity and suitability of Godalming College IT Systems in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • To monitor the cybersecurity landscape, lead the adaption of the College network to mitigate against current and emerging threats, provision mitigation (backup) against a failure of network security and advise the Senior Management Team on matters relating to Cybersecurity.
  • To ensure the College cybersecurity/network operations are planned to address any incident that would enact the College Disaster Recovery procedures, ensuring that clear timelines for restoration of key services are detailed and share with the Senior Management Team.
  • To maintain the College’s relevant certifications and audit compliance with respect of Cybersecurity. General
  • To keep abreast of current factors which influence the running of the College (from a networking/cybersecurity perspective in order that the information infrastructure can support the operation and decision making in the College.
  • To provide technical support and advice to the Director of IT and Digital Strategy, IT Service Manager and the wider ILT Team.
  • To actively seek to maintain and extend expertise in appropriate areas and pursue relevant training.
  • To work as a member of the College ILT team and the wider support staff and carry out duties as required.
  • To demonstrate an awareness and commitment to safeguarding, equality diversity and inclusion, health and safety and data protection, in line with College Policies.
  • To do other tasks as reasonably requested by the Principal from time to time.

This job description may be varied according to the needs of the College from time to time

Commitment to safeguarding

Godalming College is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates must complete a College application form, may be subject to online searches and are required to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record/information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. It's a requirement for all successful candidates to apply for an enhanced DBS in addition to referencing & qualification checks. The College’s Safer Recruitment, Data Protection and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are on our website.

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About Godalming College

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Academy, ages 16 to 19
School size
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16 to 19
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Godalming College is one of the best performing 16-19 colleges in the country and a great place to work and study. We are very proud of the achievements of all our students and have a strong track record of consistently high results. Value added scores are excellent and the College was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our inspection in December 2019.

The College currently employs around 220 teaching and support staff on both a full and part time basis.

The success of Godalming College is also about community with students from all walks of life enjoying a whole range of opportunities in a welcoming and friendly environment. Students enjoy a stimulating, lively and challenging learning and social experience; they are treated as adults by specialist and dedicated teaching and support staff in facilities that have seen major investment over many years.

The campus comprises of nine newer large buildings and our older main building, which was the original grammar school, built in the 1930’s. Since the 2000s there has been a phased refurbishment and expansion of the College which included a new English and Modern Foreign Languages block, Media suite, netball and tennis courts and an 11 acre site for Rugby and Football pitches. We would invite you to take the virtual tour on our website to see for yourself the facilities of which we are so proud.

The College is within walking distance of Godalming town centre and the railway station, is easily accessible from the A3 and provides free car parking with EV charging stations for staff.

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