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IT Technician (Apprenticeship) - Fixed Term

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-56-S
  • Posted:06/05/2022
  • Pay:£15k per annum + 25 days annual leave + bank holid
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:06/06/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

Schools this job is for


About the role: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy are seeking an IT Technician (Apprenticeship) to join their vibrant team. The successful candidate will support and maintain all IT hardware and services across the school site in which the appointed candidate will be based and assist with any IT issues on day to day basis. Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate with non-technical staff members and students in a polite and concise manner, with the ability to prioritise work in line with SLA’s. ​​​​​​​

This is a full time position (37 hours p/w) offering a salary of £15k + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, starting as soon as possible. Please be aware that the role will require travelling between sites, therefore a driving licence and access to a car is essential and mileage between sites can be claimed for. The role is initially offered on an 21 month contract, with every intention to make permanent thereafter based on successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.​​​​​​​

Apprenticeship Summary

Working weeks: Monday - Friday 

Total hours per week (on average): 37 hours per week (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme) + holiday allowance

Apprenticeship duration: Approx.21 months

Programme delivery type: Blended learning, fortnightly face to face teaching on Wednesdays along with e-learning

Start date: As soon as possible 

Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Apprenticeship standard: Information Communication Technician Support Technician

Positions available: 1

Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English



Working for the academy:  Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a new two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 to 11 that opened in September 2017. The academy admits a maximum of 60 children into each year between Reception and Year 6 having initially opened with places available in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  We have continued to expand and from September 2021 we have children up to year 6 and with every year group at full capacity. 

Information about the trust

About the role: We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced Invigilator to join us as soon as possible, for the exams taking place throughout the academic year. The ideal candidate will be punctual and well organised, an excellent communicator, have experience of supervising students and be flexible with their availability. Whilst experience is preferred, full training will be provided for the successful candidate. Whilst the role is ad-hoc, hours will be agreed with the successful candidates in advance and there will be an opportunity to work regularly during the academy’s usual examination periods.

Please note that the Invigilator role is offering £9.55 per hour and previous experience is desirable for this post. ​​​​​​​

What we expect from you: The main purpose of this role is to supervise examinations and to ensure that guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of the examination papers and procedures are followed during examination sessions. ​​​​​​​

Typical duties include the following;

To ensure a calm environment to give the candidates the best possible exam experience.

To set up the examination rooms as determined by the Cover and Exams Manager.

To be aware of any needs that candidates may have during an examination.

To ensure that no inappropriate/not allowed items are brought into an examination room.

To ensure that candidates follow regulations of an exam room and to be vigilant at all times.

Ensure all candidates are aware of the information and of any notice that may affect them.

To ensure all candidates are seated according to the seating plan provided.

To ensure all candidates receive appropriate exam question papers and answer papers.

To record attendance on the appropriate attendance register.

To ensure that there is no talking or disruption for the candidates once an exam has begun.

To ensure answer scripts are collected, sorted into candidate number order and supervised as required, passing them safely to the Cover and Exams Manager for dispatch.

To maintain security and confidentiality at all times.

To highlight any concerns or issues to the Cover and Exams Manager.

To assist in other activities as may reasonably be requested by the Centre from time to time.


Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk



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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).