This job expired on 18 July 2024

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    18 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • IT support

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£34,794 - £39,179 pa

Pay scale

Grade 8

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and Training:

    • Recognised Level 4 ICT qualification in a relevant discipline.
    • Industry practitioner qualification (e.g., Microsoft, Cisco).
    • ITIL Service Management Qualification (Foundation or above).
    • Considerable experience of working in a busy ICT environment working independently providing technical support on a wide variety of ICT systems, equipment and IT software.
    • PAT Testing qualification or willingness to under-take the training.
    • Experience in the management and procurement of ICT equipment and service/maintenance contracts
    • Experience of managing large networks and major software upgrades
    • Experience of managing budgets and/or resources deployed to assist with the delivery of service provision.
    • Experience of managing challenging and competing workloads
    • Experience of training others in the use of ICT systems and software.
    • Experience of delivering ICT services within a school environment.


  • Good analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop the most appropriate solution to meet the business need.
  • Ability to interpret technical information and have the ability to relay this to non-technical customers.
  • Professional and friendly, with a flexible approach to working hours.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and also as part of a team.
  • Ability to organise, lead and motivate any responsible staff.
  • Awareness of current ICT trends and developments.
  • Committed to continuous improvement, enabling the delivery of solutions that provide an increase in efficiency and reduced costs.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Ability to coach, guide and mentor staff and/or pupils.
  • Ability to influence others practice based on technical or professional expertise.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to set up and interpret management information systems to ensure ongoing review of performance and progress towards targets and objectives.

What the school offers its staff


Further details about the role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take full responsibility for managing the service on a strategic level, with minimal direction from the Headteacher
  • Negotiate and liaise with Headteacher, SMT, Governors and external organisations over the provision of an appropriate level of service
  • Develop school policies and procedures for the use of ICT within the school environment
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of all support requests
  • Undertake full line management responsibility for staff providing technical support to staff and pupils, including recruitment and selection and performance management
  • Identify school staff training issues and deliver appropriate training
  • Create and manage all network user accounts, ensuring correct access rights and audit as required
  • Undertake training of all staff and pupils
  • Support the delivery of computing/ICT in the curriculum under an agreed system of supervision, to plan appropriate teaching and learning objectives/lessons
  • To keep abreast of best practice within ICT and with relevant developments and changes in information communication technology, particularly in relation to security and data environments and advise on their adoption, where appropriate. To advise on and investigate any apparent breaches of security.
  • Design and implement changes to the schools ICT software and hardware and liaise with consultants on the specifications of new software / hardware as appropriate
  • Procure ICT equipment on behalf of the school which may include managing associated budget.
  • Carry out audits of student and staff internet usage, add filters where necessary and report as appropriate in line with school policy.
  • Market the service and direct the school in making available sufficient financial resources to develop the service
  • Assess and analyse risks to key ICT systems; maintain, develop and review recovery procedures and service cover and contingency plans.
  • Securing any funding from national and local initiatives
  • Representing the school in any collaborative projects
  • Undertake any ICT maintenance requirements including the PAT Testing of ICT equipment throughout the school.
  • Contribute to the School Improvement Plan.
  • To work within school policies and procedures
  • To take care of their own and other people’s health and safety

Commitment to safeguarding

St Christopher’s CE High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1313 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

St Christopher’s is a highly successful and popular 11-18 co-educational Church of England single academy with 1,300 pupils and students on roll. We are situated in the Lancashire town of Accrington close to the Ribble Valley. Good motorway links mean that Preston, Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester, and North Yorkshire are all within a 30–40-minute car journey. The school is situated in a pleasant setting with views towards Pendle Hill.

Our pupils come from a wide catchment area. Pupils join us in Year 7 from over fifty primary schools, and the sixth form receives students from around thirty secondary schools. We enjoy an enviable reputation, built-up over many years, for providing high quality education for a comprehensive intake of pupils. Our reputation means that we are a popular school, and always over-subscribed. However, we do not allow ourselves to become complacent, always striving for higher standards in all areas. This year, for example, well over 800 applications were received for the 195 on offer. Ten per cent of our pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium and 3% are from minority ethnic groups.

Our teaching comprises of 80 teachers and 12 teaching assistants. The core Senior Leadership Team is substantively the headmaster, one Deputy Headteacher, one Senior Assistant Headteachers, three Assistant Headteachers, and the school Business Manager.

The school’s commitment to learning extends to staff as well as pupils; there is a well-developed support structure for early career teachers and other new members of staff, and a strong culture of ongoing professional development among our teaching and support staff. We are continually looking to develop and further improve the quality of teaching and teachers are encouraged to think deeply about how pupils learn. Whilst we appreciate the contribution that technology can play in assisting learning, we remain committed to the idea that it is the teacher who makes the difference.

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