Network Manager

  • Contract type - Permanent, 37 hrs per week, all year round
  • Salary range - SCP 27 - 31 - £31,346 -£34,728;
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Grange
  • Closing date - February 6, 2022

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;
  • Support the Hub IT Manager in the supervision and oversight of a small team of technicians;
  • 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;
  • 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.   Should you have any questions in regards to this role, or would like an informal discussion with the manager please contact Human Resources in the first instance on 01274 779662, or vial email to:  

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.

Co-op Academy Grange and Co-op Academy Southfield share a single site in South Bradford.

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:

The 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 and email them to:

Closing date:  midnight, Sunday 6 February 2022 

Recruitment date:  to be confirmed


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.

Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.



Should you have any questions regarding the role, or would like an informal discussion with the manager please contact Human Resources in the first instance via email:

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