Technical Specialist

  • Contract type - Permanent
  • Salary range - SCP 35 - 41 (£39,571 - £45,648)
  • Location - 1 Angel Square, Manchester (M60 0AG)
  • Closing date - August 31, 2022

You’ll have a leading role in implementing the Trust’s Transformation agenda and “cloud first” strategy. You’ll provide essential IT solutions using appropriate Cloud and on-premise services and infrastructure, ensuring the Trust’s resources and services are fit for purpose and support future development. You’ll be a reference point for the wider team for technical escalations and make sure that solutions proposed from vendors are subject to rigorous examination of functional and non-functional fit with requirements and the Trust’s strategic direction.

You’ll have:

  • sound knowledge and experience in service improvement
  • strong product knowledge
  • a good level of literacy
  • an eye for detail

You’ll be:

  • a strong team-player with great organisation skills
  • someone who can build strong working relationships with others
  • flexible and self-motivated

This new post has been created due to the expansion of our IT department as the result of the growth of the Trust.

The Trust operates a Google based productivity suite and learning platform so a strong background in cloud technologies and Google Workspace in particular is needed.


  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Co-op staff discount
  • Other benefits include discounted gym membership & leisure activities, healthcare cashback & cycle to work schemes, Co-op Credit Union, season ticket & rental deposit loans

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.


To find out more, contact Jim Fessey -

To apply, send both parts of the application form to HR -

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