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Regional IT Manager - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-64-S
  • Posted:18/05/2022
  • Pay:£35,276 - £41,701 SAT Support Staff pay Band 10
  • Start Date:June 2022
  • App Close Date:13/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:22nd June 2022



Full Time.

37 hours a week, All year round.

Swale Academies Trust has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a Regional IT Manager.

As a Regional IT Manager, the post holder would be expected to lead an effective and supportive service to schools in the regional group.  They will be expected to drive proactive administration and upkeep of school IT services to the highest possible standard.

They will ensure that suitable support is provided for all IT equipment, provided or advised by Swale Academies Trust or required by the schools.

Duties may vary from day to day according to the IT needs of the schools as detailed in the accompanying recruitment pack. The objective is always the maintenance of high standards of education for pupils and best value for the Trust.

The role will involve regular attendance at, and travel between, Trust schools.

The successful candidate would have:

  • School Experience at IT Leadership level;
  • Experience in Domain maintenance, software packaging, Gsuite Administration and Website or Google site administration;
  • Firewall, filtering and MIS management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Staff Line Management and Leadership skills.

Qualifications in A+, N+, Google Foundations, MCSA and VCP would be an advantage but not essential.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

As a Trust we offer our employees:

  • Generous holiday entitlement of 27 days a year plus Bank holidays and a concessionary day at Christmas;
  • Christmas Closure (3 days holiday entitlement to be used for this);
  • Additional holiday for 5 year + service;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Eye test reimbursement;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts.
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Alec Prenter, Head of IT at alec.prenter@swale.at or 01795 426091.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates:  22nd June 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).