Senior IT Technician

Date posted: 19th Nov 2020 Closing date: 1st Dec 2020 Borough: Kensington Chelsea Position: Senior IT Technician
Interview Date: 8th Dec 2020 Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience, all year round with 26 days annual leave entitlement excluding bank holidays School: Chelsea Academy


Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0AB

SENIOR IT TECHNICIAN

Salary: Competitive Salary,dependent on experience, all year round with 26 days annual leave entitlement excluding bank holidays

START DATE: JANUARY 2021

An opportunity has risen for the role of Senior IT Technician to start in January 2021.
The successful candidate will be an excellent, dynamic and enthusiastic individual. The post will include key responsibilities for maintaining effective service delivery standards, maintaining equipment and providing first and second line support to our students and staff. There is a requirement to be customer-focused and able to work within a team. The post requires a ‘hands-on’ person with excellent technical and communication skills, with a good practical knowledge of Servers and Microsoft and Apple applications in a network environment.

Overview

We hope that the application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy has cutting edge IT facilities. Our network combines being powered by Google in the cloud with on site virtualized servers powered by Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V) using a CISCO network infrastructure. The Academy has recently purchased brand new classroom and admin PC’s for the entire site and is currently looking to update staff laptop provision. We are keen to be at the forefront of IT in schools and are looking for a network manager that is passionate about their role and is outward looking at developments for the future. We are always willing to say yes to enhancing our provision further and hope that the successful candidate shares a passion for learning technology.

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold, reaccredited in June 2020, as well as a Commitment Award from the London Healthy Workplace Charter), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We offer internal and external training throughout the year, as your professional development is important to us. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits including a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch.

How to apply

Please use “Quick Apply” from TES to submit your application for this post; we do not accept CV’s.
Here is the link to our advert on TES

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 10am, and the interview date is Tuesday 8th December 2020. It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the candidate specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting employment with the Academy

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Yours faithfully

Mariella Ardron
Principal

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