April 2, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
Working as part of the Trust IT team, we are seeking to appoint an experienced IT Technician
£27,007 per annum
Working Pattern
37 hours per week, Full Year
Closing Date
April 15, 2024


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 Leigh Academy Hugh Christie as soon as possible. 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 Team Leaders 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

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 (LGPS)

This is a permanent position offering a salary of £27,007 per annum based on 37 hours per week, full year. Please be aware that this role is based at Leigh Academy Hugh Christie.

Please be aware that the successful candidate must have a valid UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle, as this position will involve traveling between local sites to cover short periods of absence/holiday and project work.

Working with us: Hugh Christie School will shortly become part of the Leigh Academy Trust and we look forward to exciting times ahead with wonderful opportunities it will bring for our staff and students. Following the academisation, the School will be known as Leigh Academy Hugh Christie. Hugh Christie is a welcoming community with a friendly atmosphere. All staff strive to ensure every child is happy, successful and prepared for adult life.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. 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.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
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