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Network Manager - Full-time

Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5422-186S
  • Posted:27/09/2022
  • Pay:Oakwood Scheme
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:13/10/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:tba


Permanent Contract 
37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
FTE Salary – Oakwood Scheme £34,866 - £41,013
(Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience)

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Network Manager to lead a team of IT technicians and to devise and deliver on the school’s IT strategy.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a professional working attitude, with excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Demonstrates a proactive 'can do' attitude
  • Is flexible and adaptive when required  
  • Can provide leadership and support to IT Technicians and an IT Apprentice 
  • Is committed to safeguarding children

You will manage and oversee provision of all IT hardware, systems and services as well as devise policies and operational processes. You will work collaboratively with the senior team to devise the strategic overview, direction and development of IT across the school. You will work closely with the School Business Manager to determine the 5 year budget.

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional seeking a rewarding role that will make a difference to the education of young people. If you have experience of, or an interest in working in an education environment and a positive outlook we would welcome your application.  

What We Offer:

  • A fantastic school environment in which to work
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A first-class commitment to developing individuals through personalised CPD programmes so that staff reach their full potential 
  • OPGS recognises continuous local authority service

Applications with a covering letter should be received by 9am. on 13th October 2022.

Oakwood Park Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with former employers and Enhanced DBS check.





Information about the school

Oakwood Park Grammar School is a five-form entry (usually 160 in each year) Boys’ Grammar School of currently 1076 students. We have a co-educational Sixth Form of 280 students (usually we have 40-50 girls in Years 12 and 13). Entry at 11 to the school is through the Kent Test (11+) where students sit three papers in Mathematics, English and Reasoning.

We have been on the site since 1959 and we share an attractive campus with two schools (St Augustine Academy and St Simon Stock) and a college of Further Education (Mid-Kent College). This gives the site a unique feel with over four thousand students.

Our teaching and support staff are dedicated and hardworking and very loyal to the school.

Oakwood Park Grammar School has a wealth of extra-curricular activities for its students. Sport is very strong with national success in football, alongside rugby, cricket, basketball and athletics. We also cater for rowing, fencing, table tennis and climbing. Music and Drama are also popular with an annual production. We also have other extra-curricular activities such as robotics, debating and chess.

Academic standards are high at both GCSE and A Level. In the Sixth Form, on average, well over half of our students who apply to universities will secure offers from prestigious Russell Group universities and we regularly send students to Oxbridge colleges.

In 2019 we were graded Good overall by Ofsted but did achieve Outstanding for our Behaviour and our Sixth Form provision.

We are a welcoming, open school with a clear focus on developing staff, with teaching and learning at the heart of our professional development.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Theresa Williamson
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AH
  • Telephone: (01622) 726683
  • Email: twilliamson@opgs.org


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.