ICT Technician vacancy at Pleckgate High School

Salary: 25119.00 - 27803.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Mary Wade
Location: Blackburn
Closing Date: 04/12/2023 09:00
Email: mwade@pleckgate.com

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 08/12/2023
Start Date: ASAP
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Hours per week: 37.00
Weeks per year: 52.143
Contract Type: Permanent
Department: Administration
Pay Grade: NJC | SCP 9 - SCP 15
Additional Salary/Benefits Information
Simply Health Cash Back Plan
Cycle to Work Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Electric Car Scheme
Local Government Pension
Free Parking
31 Days Annual Leave (Plus Bank Holidays)

Job Advert

The Job:

Pleckgate High School would like to recruit an ICT Technician who can provide an exceptional business support service to our pupils, teachers and wider stakeholders. As a key member of our school’s ICT support team, your expertise will help to deliver an outstanding learning environment for our young people. The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and specialist technical skills. You will have experience of delivering outstanding customer service and possess the ability to develop relationships across our school community.

What does this job do?

  • In consultation with or under the guidance of a teacher or senior member of support staff, co-ordinate the planning, developing and/organising of the school's ICT network. 
  • Undertake routine maintenance of equipment. 
  • Ensure adherence to health and safety regulations in relation to ICT equipment used by staff and pupils. 
  • Advise and guide the work of other technical support staff, ensuring they have the required skills to provide technical support for teachers. 
  • Develop and implement plans to safely and securely store allocated resources / materials / equipment. 
  • Update records, including production of reports and analysis of information.

What are the job requirements?

  • The ability to work within a team and independently.
  • A flexible approach to changing work tasks.
  • Positive, with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Patient and persistent in providing support and care to our students and parents.
  • Experience with MSWord office packages.
  • Willing to develop knowledge and expertise.

About Pleckgate High School:

We are a large secondary school under the sponsorship of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen. Our school community is made up of 1351 students and 160 staff with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community. Pleckgate High School is a thriving multicultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do.

In January 2019, the school was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, a copy of the report can be downloaded as part of this pack. Inspectors found our school to have a "great sense of industry and endeavour" and described the school as "harmonious" with a "common goal to excel".

At Pleckgate everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students. At the heart of the school's work is a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and achievement for all: for our students to be safe, happy and successful developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who participate fully in school life and are proud of their achievements. Every student at Pleckgate is encouraged to have ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of high expectations and academic excellence.

We are proud of our achievements - our examination success, our extra-curricular programme, our charity work and our community involvement. We are committed to the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning alongside the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards. This commitment is built upon a shared belief in hard work, self-reflection and a culture of respect and support for others.

About the Education Partnership Trust (EPT):

EPT was established in 2012 as a multi-academy trust and is an approved academy sponsor. Our vision is to create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities. We benefit from our diverse and unique range of schools which include secondary mainstream, alternative provision and special and have a proven track record of sustained improvement. Our schools are united by a drive to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people within a collaborative learning culture.

Our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed. 

“If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, we want you to work for Education Partnership Trust.” 

Our extensive range of rewards and benefits include:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Access to government pension schemes.
  • Free parking.
  • Green Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Training, mentoring and progression opportunities including our Emerging Leaders programmes.
  • Trust wide intranet to share knowledge and resources. 
  • 39 days annual leave including bank holidays

Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com

We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application. Please contact Mary Wade - mwade@pleckgate.com

Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

File Attachments

File Name Description
PHS - ICT Technician Candidate Pack.pdf Candidate Pack (including job description and person specification)

Safeguarding Information

Education Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Education Partnership Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.