Full Time (negotiable)
Kite Pay Tier 3 (£18,872 - £24,610 FTE)
Reporting to IT Manager
We are looking to recruit an IT Technician to work for the Kite Academy Trust across multiple academies, starting in September 2019. The role will be to provide technical support to our academies as part of a team across the Trust.
The position will be full time (negotiable), 52 weeks a year with 24 days leave. The salary scale is Kite Pay Tier 3 (£18,872- £24,610), depending on experience, with performance related pay to allow progression.
This post holder will work with the IT Manager and other IT technicians within the Kite-wide team providing IT support across several academies. This will include looking after academy networks, installing and maintaining software and hardware, VoIP telecoms, email support and maintenance, updating academy websites and providing technical support to staff.
You will need excellent general technological knowledge including Windows Server, Windows 10, Active Directory, Sophos, Office 365 Administration and good in-depth experience of working with existing and new hardware. The ability to work at a low network level is also an advantage.
We are looking for an organised, dynamic but methodical candidate with good problem solving and communication skills. This will be a busy role and, while you are part of a team, you will predominantly be working within an academy as the only IT technician; you will need to be able to work flexibly under pressure, prioritise and use your initiative. If you haven’t worked within a school environment, this isn’t essential and we will support your integration into this rewarding and interesting field. You will, however, require an awareness of safeguarding and health and safety issues in schools.
All of our academies are local to and within a 10-mile radius of Kite Central which is based at Holly Lodge Primary Academy. While the academies are close to each other and Kite Central, it is essential for this post holder to have access to their own transport.
Closing date: 7th September 2019
Interviews to be held the following week
The Kite Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
The Kite Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate.