About the role: Leigh Academies Trust are seeking a Junior IT Technician (Apprentice) to join their experienced and 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 SLA’s. Please be aware that we have opportunities based in the following Maidstone academies:
- Molehill Primary Academy
- Oaks Primary Academy
- Tree Tops Primary Academy
- Langley Park Primary Academy
- Bearsted Primary Academy
This is a full time position (37 hours p/w) offering a salary of £15-16k (dependent on experience) + 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 21 month contract, with every intention to make permanent thereafter based on successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.
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.21 months
Programme delivery type: Blended learning, fortnightly face to face teaching on Wednesdays along with e-learning
Start date: As soon possible
Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard: Information Communication Technician Support Technician
Positions available: 3
Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
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.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to.
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. 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 to discriminate on any grounds.
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.