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ICT Network Manager Post

Grade 8, SCP 25 – 30, £29,577 to £33,782

St Bede’s Catholic High School, Ormskirk is looking for an ICT Network Manager to lead and manage the technical hardware, software and IT infrastructure across school.

The role is full time, all year round with 25 days’ holiday, rising to 30 days following 5 years’ continuous service.  The core working hours are 37 per week, 8am to 4pm with some flexibility required to support school events such as parent’s evenings, presentation and open evenings. 

The main purpose of the role is to strategically lead on all ICT matters, managing technical planning, operational delivery and the ongoing development of all aspects of the school’s IT systems and major projects. Day to day management, delivery and installation of IT services, working alongside the Senior Leadership Team and helping to drive forwards teaching and learning across the curriculum and keeping the school up to date with ICT developments.    The Network Manager will be responsible for the line management of the ICT Technician. Further information can be found in the job description.

Applicants will ideally have suitable qualifications and experience in a similar role, (please refer to the person specification) and be fully committed to supporting the ethos, vision and outstanding teaching and learning. Post holders will need to be prepared to undertake appropriate CPD, be flexible and enthusiastic.

Applicants should apply using the CES application form and include a covering letter to demonstrate how their skills and experience match the requirements of the job description and person specification. Completed applications should be returned to Mrs A Southworth, School Business Manager at

Closing:         9am Friday 4th June 2021

Interviews to be held Monday 14th June 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring service)

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin, disability or sexuality.

Job Description

Purpose of the role

To develop and manage the ICT service on a strategic level, with little direction from line manager or Headteacher.  To implement the school’s ICT strategy and service provision managing all aspects of ICT technical support in the school, including the work of the ICT technician.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities – appropriate for this post:

  1. To manage the service on a strategic level with the expectation to negotiate and liaise with SLT, governors and external organisations over the provision of an appropriate level of service
  2. Develop school policies and procedures for the use of ICT within the school environment
  3. Maintain a comprehensive database of all support requests
  4. Manage the work of staff providing technical support to staff and pupils allocating jobs
  5. Identify school staff training issues and deliver appropriate training
  6. Create and manage all network user accounts, ensuring correct access rights and audit as required
  7. Ensure data stored on the system is current and out of date data archived
  8. Design and implement changes to the school’s ICT software and hardware and liaise with consultants on the specifications of new software / hardware as appropriate
  9. Procure ICT equipment on behalf of the school which may include managing associated budget.
  10. Carry out audits of student and staff internet usage, add filters where necessary and report as appropriate in line with school policy.
  11. Advise teaching staff on the likely compatibility of new software / hardware, install software / hardware as requested by teaching staff, and maintain a record of all installations carried out
  12. Prepare and maintain an asset register for ICT and associated equipment in school.
  13. To be responsible for the security of whole school data and network to include internet connections, firewall backup and anti-virus software ensuring the security of the network and software is not compromised.
  14. Manage school licences and insurance, support and co-ordinate software and hardware inventories.
  15. Responsible for the overall management of ICT network providing support and guidance in maintaining intranet links, school website and remote access. To be systems manager for SIMS within school.
  16. To manage and build both computer systems and networks from the ground up to include VOIP, WIFI, Office 365 infrastructure, Storage Area Networks and Virtual servers having oversight of network routers, switches, patch panel and data cabling installations.
  17. To have knowledge of and manage Office 365 infrastructure, Teams, Onedrive to include security and compliance exchange and Azure AD.
  18. To have an understanding of all aspects of data storage on hard disks and ability to recover both network and systems from hard disk crashes with minimal data loss.
  19. To manage the backup infrastructure and ensure business continuity and minimise loss of data.
  20. To troubleshoot problems and perform skilled maintenance and repair of computers and a variety of related equipment, including regular backup of assigned servers. To repair computers and electronic equipment including routers, servers and switches. To provide technical assistance for teaching and non-teaching staff.
  21. To oversee the maintenance of the school website, VLE, remote access, school intranet and be responsible for development in liaison with relevant staff to ensure integration of MIS systems, CCTV, door entry, cashless catering and future school requirements.

Additional supporting information – specific to this post.

Indicative knowledge, skills and experience across: –

  • Experience in all aspects of ICT technical support
  • VM Ware & working with Virtual servers
  • Veeam backup infrastructure
  • Sophos Anti-Virus,
  • Sophos UTM firewall
  • Sims MIS and FMS
  • Net 2 door entry system
  • Hikvision CCTV infrastructure
  • Unifi Wifi and CCTV infrastructure
  • Windows server – 2012 -2016
  • FreePBX – VOIP
  • Active Directory plus Group policy
  • DNS and DHCP
  • Office 365 – Azure AD, Security and Compliance, AD connect, Teams, Onedrive, Exchange Online and Sharepoint
  • Network architecture and design including project planning and delivery
  • Working at or towards national occupational standards (NOS) for IT Professionals and knowledge / skills equivalent to current national qualifications in ICT  Level 4 and / or vendor qualifications for the specific hardware / software used.

Please email all required documents to: