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IT Technician (Apprentice) - Full-time

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-2076-103S
  • Posted:08/02/2023
  • Pay:£15k per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Cherry Orchard Primary Academy are seeking an IT Technician (Apprentice) 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 our Service Level Agreements. ​​​​​​​

This is a full time position (37 hours per week) 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 18 - 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. 18 - 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: 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Maths and English​​​​​​​

Our successful candidate will;

  • Be part of a Trust-wide team of approx. 30 IT Technicians with a wealth of experience between them, so you'll be part of a close-knit and supportive group of colleagues ​​​​​​
  • Receive 25 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays) which increases to 30 days when you've been employed for 5 years 
  • Have opportunities to work across multiple Leigh Academies Trust sites, expanding your skill-set in a variety of ways 
  • Have access to a range of career development opportunities 
  • Have access to an attractive pension scheme (LGPS)

Information about the school

Working for the academy: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a highly successful 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.

The academy enjoys modern facilities, a nursery for pre-school age children, and a small centre for children with speech, communication and language needs. At the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the focal point of this brand new community, providing local families with an outstanding educational facility.

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we will:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to ‘have a go’
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity
  • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners
  • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted at their recent inspection in November 2021, having been evaluated as outstanding in each of the five areas of inspection, Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Early Years Provision. Please click here to view our website and learn more about Cherry Orchard Primary Academy.

COPA Mission Statement At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, we are committed to providing a quality, inclusive education where all children are able to achieve their full potential, building on a firm foundation of secure reading, writing and number skills. We are passionate about creating a learning environment where children feel safe and happy, enabling all to develop into individuals who are confident to take risks and who are able to be actively involved in their learning. We are dedicated to providing learning experiences that challenge all pupils, fostering resilient, motivated learners who go on to become lifelong learners. Through a curriculum that encourages intercultural understanding within the local and global communities, we aim to nurture our pupils in becoming considerate and compassionate towards others, celebrating each other’s differences. We are resolved to promote a culture where collaboration and community is highly valued, and where we all work as part of a wider team who share good practice and offer support to others.

"Our state-of-the-art facility opened in Kent’s Ebbsfleet Valley on 6th September 2017, offering outstanding educational experience for primary aged children.

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is part of Leigh Academies Trust, one of the nation’s most successful, medium-sized, multi-academy trusts. Mrs. Julie Forsythe, the Principal of Cherry Orchard Primary Academy will work closely with other schools and professionals within Leigh Academies Trust to develop a quality, inclusive education, where all children are able to achieve their full potential." - Principal Julie Forsythe

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Cherry Orchard, Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 1AD
  • 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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.