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IT Manager - Full-time

Valley Invicta Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F38-63-S
  • Posted:11/02/2020
  • Pay:VIAT 11 (£46,387 to £55,048)
  • Start Date:April 2020
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed

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The IT Manager will be a key post the delivery and improvement of IT services across the Trust and within the member schools.  Primarily a management rather than technical role, the post-holder will nevertheless be expected to take a ‘hands-on’ approach to providing IT support and, in particular, will be the first point of contact for support within the five primary schools.

To this end, the role will cover three key areas:

  • Delivery of first and second-line support to staff and students within the primary schools and central VIAT functions, making use of technical expertise from staff within the existing IT teams to supplement the service where appropriate;
  • Providing operational and IT service leadership to the various IT teams within the schools, specifically driving improved standardisation, reporting and service management across the Trust;
  • Overseeing day-to-day implementation and delivery of IT development projects within the schools and central functions.

In effect, the IT Manager will act as the operational lead for IT within the Trust, delivering the strategic and technical objectives set out by the IT Director.  For more details, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


Benefits include access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, our employee rewards package and 27 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Our Commitment

Come and join our dedicated team who are always willing to support new staff in the best interests of our children.

All our schools continually evolve in their drive for excellence; we aspire to provide staff and pupils to have:

  • Outstanding Care
  • Outstanding Education
  • Outstanding Opportunities.

New opportunities, including career progression, are actively sought for all staff across the MAT. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across the MAT is set up to provide; networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

Please complete the application form using the link below and submit to hrviat@viat.org.uk quoting the school and job reference number shown above. 

For more information about Valley Invicta Academies Trust, please visit our website:  www.viat.org.uk

The Trust reserves the right to appoint to this role at anytime.


Information about the trust

The Valley Invicta Academies Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, based in Maidstone, Kent. The Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools which work in partnership to provide nothing less than outstanding education for all our young people. Presently the Trust is responsible for five primary schools and three secondary schools:

VIAT Primary Schools

Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase and East Borough Primary School.

VIAT Secondary Schools

Invicta Grammar School, Valley Park School and The Lenham School and SST Maidstone. Invicta Grammar School, the highest performing “non super selective” school in Kent and Valley Park School, the highest performing non-selective school in Kent.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources - VIAT Business Centre
  • Address:Huntsman Lane,
    ME14 5DS
  • Telephone: 01622 675762
  • Email: hr@viat.org.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.