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Senior IT Technician - Full-time

Orchards Academy, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-4031-107S
  • Posted:14/03/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 7 £21,790 - £24,790
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:29/03/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Senior IT Technician, Orchards Academy

Location: Orchards Academy base, with travel throughout TKAT regions including Essex, Kent, East/West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

Salary: Kent Range 7  (£21,790 - £24,790)

Do you want to work in a forward-looking academy chain? At TKAT we believe in each and every school having its own individual identity. We want great leaders to help us take our schools on to great things. We strive to achieve excellence and to support this we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Senior IT Technician to lead and develop the Academy’s ICT network, providing and assisting with coordinating level 1, 2 and 3 IT support.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organised candidate with excellent communication skills and good working knowledge of networking and hardware components to successfully help support a network.

The perfect candidate will be used to working under pressure, possess excellent technical skills and will be a proven innovator. Not afraid to challenge and will be proactive in looking to provide solutions that can help drive the digital agenda and make the TKAT Digital Strategy a reality. Well versed with IT Service Management, the candidate must be well organised and able to inject a sense of order in their team’s daily proceedings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide and assist with co-ordinating technical support to users relating to all IT, telecoms and AV equipment (henceforth referred to as “IT equipment”).
  • Be responsible for maintaining the sites’ service desk in line with Trust requirements and service standards, ensuring that tickets are appropriately prioritised so minimising the impact of faults on the efficient running of the site IT services and its users.
  • Ensure that all existing internal SLAs are honoured through effective and accessible communication with appropriate groups of users.
  • Diagnose and resolve workstation operating system and software problems.
  • Assist all staff with technical issues and undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post.
  • To assist with the planning, design, research and acquisition of new or upgraded hardware and software systems, maintaining current knowledge of hardware, software and     network technology and recommending modifications as necessary
  • To perform routine network maintenance tasks.

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Highly self-motivated and invested in the best interests of pupils and staff
  • Able to work collaboratively, and bring out the best in all members of the school community
  • Experience of working at a strategic level, and implementing and managing change
  • Knowledge of Hyper-V
  • Good knowledge of Windows Server 2012\2016 and Windows 7\10, related day-to-day administrative tasks and ongoing housekeeping activities
  • Knowledge of MDT\WDS\WSUS
  • Knowledge of management of passive and active networking infrastructure
  • Knowledge of the management/migration of Google GSuite desirable
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Proven creative problem solving skills

To apply, please download and complete an Application Form and return it to hr@tkat.org

Information about the school

Orchards Academy aims to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish.

As a small school we quickly develop a strong sense of belonging. This strong sense of community allows students to grow personally and academically as they trust and feel supported by a staff body that knows them well. This results in a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

We aim to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Angela Jones
  • Address:St Mary's Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7TE
  • Telephone: 01322 665231
  • Email: ajones@orchards-tkat.org

Fax: 01322 661006

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.