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Infrastructure Lead

GLF Schools
Croydon, Greater London
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time
£53,976 FTE per annum
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
4th April 2024 03:19 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: Fixed term until December 2024
  • Job ID: 1411575

GLF Schools seeks to recruit an experienced Interim Infrastructure Lead to manage the Technical Delivery Team and act as senior point of escalation.

Your Opportunity

The Interim Infrastructure Lead will provide day to day leadership of our infrastructure team to ensure systems remain available and reliable. Working with the IT leadership team to ensure that technical projects are planned, communicated, and delivered on time and with minimal disruption.

Our IT team is based in Meridian High School in Croydon. This is a hybrid role with the expectation of three days in the office (or another school site). You will be in control of where you work for the remainder of your hours, where the demands of the role allow. 

This is a fixed term contract until December 2024.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone who has experience in:

  • Leading a technical infrastructure team with line management responsibilities
  • Key technical systems for on-premises services (e.g., networking, Active Directory, VMWare, Hyper-V, Backup Solutions) as well as experiencing with Cloud platform solutions (e.g., Google Workspaces, Azure, Office 365, Intune)
  • Implementing compliance and security strategies
  • Engaging with stakeholders from a variety of business functions (e.g., Finance, HR, Curriculum teams)
  • Providing high quality training and resources to develop team members
  • Working within a large team of multi-skilled IT professionals

Join Our Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • A Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

Our Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

The Details

Salary: £53,976 FTE per annum 

Hours of work: We are offering this role as a full-time role of 36 hours per week

Contract type: fixed term until December 2024

Start Date: ASAP

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2024

Interview Date: TBC with shortlisted candidates



Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.