IT Network Manager

  • Contract type - Permanent 37 hrs per week. All year round .
  • Salary range - SCP 27 - 31 - £31,346 -£34,728;
  • Location - Co-op Academy Stoke-on-Trent, Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
  • Closing date - June 6, 2022

Post 1 – Co-op Academy Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Post 2 – Co-op Academy Priesthorpe, Leeds

Post 3 – Co-op Academy Leeds, Leeds

Post 4 – Co-op Academy Bebington, Merseyside

In this role you’ll:

  • Support the provision of digital services across the school as required for delivery of the National Curriculum;
  • Support the administration of network systems for the efficient and smooth running of the digital services within the Academy;
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to teaching staff and school support staff. To ensure digital services and products are consistent with the Trust’s strategy and policies, so that they provide value for money;
  • Support the Hub IT Manager in the supervision and oversight of a small team of technicians;
  • Be responsible day to day IT support, including:
  • Providing assistance and advice to staff and students as required.
  • Providing technical support to academies ensuring IT systems are effective, efficient and secure.
  • Day-to-day management of incidents and requests through the IT toolset responding as per the agreed service levels.

As part of the role we’ll support you to develop skills and knowledge of a modern cloud based educational IT environment and gain relevant qualifications.  e.g. Google Educator programme, other relevant technical certification programmes. 

You’ll have:

  • 3 years of experience of IT in education or a highly customer focused environment delivering operational IT to demanding customers;
  • A track record of delivery through a variety of resourcing and sourcing arrangements;
  • Up to date knowledge of IT standards/protocols, and legislation including GDPR;
  • Technical competence e.g. in Active Directory, G-Suite, Office 365, Network etc;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisation and administrative skills:
  • A track record of building strong personal relationships and credibility and doing what you say you will;
  • An interest in the end-customer experience.

For further detailed information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.  

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community.  It is responsible for twenty-eight academies in West Yorkshire, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.

You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves.  As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.

To Apply:

 Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process.  To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and  Application Form PART B.

What we offer:    

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust;           
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more;         
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme;            
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership;            
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment;                  
  • A welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development.

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