Senior IT Technician

The Westleigh School, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 5NL

This job expired on 26 September 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 September 2022

Job details

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Contract type


Pay scale

SET Grade 7, SCP 24 - 28, £23,953 - £27,515 FTE Per annum

Senior IT Technician job summary

We are currently seeking to appoint a Senior IT Technician to support the school’s computer systems, applications and associated software, and to advise and support on the implementation of system developments.

Applications are invited from suitably experienced candidates who have experience of working in an ICT environment, with the ability to communicate complex technical issues simply and effectively to a diverse range of audiences. We are looking for self-motivated, highly organised, reliable individuals. You will have a dedicated work ethic, working alongside teaching and support staff and supporting the full range of ICT systems. Successful candidates will have the opportunity for fully funded apprenticeship training, undertaking either Level 3 Information Communications Technician or Level 4 Network Engineer.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide support, guidance and training to staff and students on ICT systems
  • Line management responsibilities
  • Maintain and advise on use of AV equipment
  • Monitor and develop use of the internet and intranet
  • Manage and maintain email accounts; Sims.net system; inventory of equipment and software; school website
  • Manage and have overall responsibility for software installations; hardware maintenance; upgrades, fault diagnoses and repair, security measures and back-up schedule
  • Supervise loans of equipment; ensure maintenance and security of equipment; keep up to date with relevant legislation and technological developments.

Ideally for this role you need experience in:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Server 2016 & 2019
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Office 365
  • Group policy management
  • Google Admin, Drive, Classroom and Meet
  • Networking
  • Hardware and Software support
  • Microsoft Office Applications

The successful candidates will:

  • Willingness to support the school when needed
  • Bring rigour and an eye for detail and experience to our ambitious school
  • Have a friendly and positive disposition

In return we can offer:

  • A forward thinking and innovative Senior Leadership Team
  • An open and transparent workplace that has an honest and respectful culture
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children
  • Caring, friendly colleagues with a strong team spirit and a positive attitude
  • Supportive parents and Academy Councillors

The Westleigh School enjoys a successful partnership with the Shaw Education Trust, which is a growing multi academy trust led by an Executive Leadership Team steeped in school leadership and improvement experience. This role provides an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their IT knowledge and develop their career in a growing multi academy trust. Uniting with The Shaw Education Trust brings with it new opportunities and a wealth of resources to supplement our mission to improve outcomes for all our students.

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment: 28 days holiday rising to 30 days after 5years’ service + Paid Bank Holidays (Support Staff only)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

The Westleigh School is dedicated to the safeguarding and wellbeing of students; all staff must share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo appropriate screening including Enhanced DBS check.

Please click on the following link to refer to SET Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Further details and application forms are available from the school website / Shaw Education Trust website www.thewestleighschool.co.uk or www.shaw.education.org.uk/careers or by contacting the school.

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About The Westleigh School

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

The Westleigh School is a secondary school providing education to pupils aged 11 to 16, as well as providing an adult education centre to members of the local community.

The school motto of “Aspiring and Achieving Together” accurately captures the shared vision which ensures that leaders at all levels are developing their ability to communicate high expectations.

At The Westleigh School, an unrelenting focus is placed on the quality of teaching above all else so that the pupils are able to grow in a continuously developing learning environment.

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