Do you have a positive and helpful attitude towards work and colleagues? Can you work efficiently as part of an extended team? Do you have a willingness to perform above and beyond normal expectations when necessary? If you answered yes to all of the above, continue reading!
Working as part of the Trust IT team, we are seeking to appoint an experienced IT Technician to join Ebbsfleet Academy in January 2023. In this role you would play a key part in ensuring the smooth running of our IT services for the benefit of our staff and students. You will have up to date knowledge of IT best practice, products and statutory requirements, and be looking for a promotion or a move into an exciting new role.
The IT Technician will;
- Respond to requests for ICT support in accordance with Help Desk procedures and priorities. To resolve issues within Service Level Agreements (SLA's) assigned by the helpdesk
- Support the Trusts Cluster Managers with install, support and maintenance of all the Academies Trust IT hardware and services Support Trust Projects by carrying out specific testing as directed by the Project Team. Provide reports on testing that has been completed
- Liaise with users during Project Testing periods to ensure new systems are performing to user requirements.
This is a permanent position offering a salary of £22,864 per annum based on 37 hours per week. The hours are Monday-Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am - 3.30pm with a 30-minute break each day.
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 a starting salary of £22,864 but also be eligible for annual pay progression based on success in your role
- 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
Working with us: Ebbsfleet Academy is a dynamic and successful 11-18 Academy serving the local community. We have students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to the richness of our school population.
At Ebbsfleet Academy our aim is to get the best out of every student; excellence in teaching and learning is therefore at the heart of our work. Our vision is based on three core values: ‘Be Ready, Work Hard, Be Nice’. In working towards instilling these values in our students, we strive to provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for all. Our curriculum is based around the needs of our students and consists of a rich blend of academic and vocational qualifications, all supported by fantastic learning resources including outstanding sports facilities, as well as modern, generously equipped classrooms, workshops and laboratories. All areas are served by excellent ICT facilities. Working together, in partnership with all stakeholders but especially parents and carers, we are creating a dynamic and innovative learning institution.
Our ambition is to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential, develop as courteous, confident and capable young people and leave with an education that has fully equipped them to go on to university or the career of their choice. Ebbsfleet Academy is proud to be a community school. As such we can cater specifically for the learning styles and social needs of our learners. Our curriculum allows students to develop socially, behaviourally and academically at their own pace and in their own unique ways. This reflects positively in our results.
Exam results are only one measure of success. We foster students’ wider interests and skills through a varied programme of extracurricular activities and student leadership opportunities, all of which are essential to nurturing potential outside the classroom. We have high expectations of everyone in our school. Our provision includes extension for the most able, as well as targeted support and intervention, to ensure all students achieve to the best of their ability and that they leave Ebbsfleet Academy equipped with the skills needed to excel in today’s world. By working in partnership with all stakeholders, especially parents and carers, we have created a dynamic and innovative learning environment.
As a proud member of Leigh Academies Trust, our leaders also benefit from wider collaboration across a community of highly successful leaders, with continued investment in staff a core value of the Trust and our academy.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.