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Apprentice ICT Technician - Full-time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-412S
  • Posted:21/11/2022
  • Pay:£19,239 + Five Acre Wood Allowance
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Five Acre Wood School is looking to appoint a hardworking and highly motivated Apprentice ICT Technician to join their ICT Team. In the role you will learn ICT maintenance, including maintaining the school network, including laptop computers so that is it fully available to all staff and students.

We are looking for an Apprentice ICT Technician to work Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week, all year round. Salary is a KR3 plus a Five Acre Wood Allowance.

Job Purpose:

You will have the opportunity to participate in a supportive environment to develop the behaviours, knowledge and professional skills required of the role and the team. You will commit to your professional development plan, set out at the beginning of your Apprenticeship.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Install and maintain computer hardware, laptops, audio/visual equipment and peripherals.
  • Maintain all staff and classroom workstations.
  • Administration and development of Internet, Office 365 and learning platforms.
  • To support staff and students with the set-up and preparation of ICT equipment around the school.

Please see the job description and person specification attached for further information.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Level 3 Information communications technician apprenticeship and as part of this will be provided with 20% off the job training per week. The expected duration of the course is 16 months.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

Although the advert has a close date, applications may be shortlisted and interviews held sooner.

You are very welcome to email/ring for an informal conversation. If you are interested, please email Nikki Dartnell, HR Advisor at ndartnell@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 750 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828


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.