Head of IT

Bright Sparks Education
15 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a remarkable independent school, is looking to appoint a highly motivated professional to lead the School’s Digital Operations team who will focus on maintaining and developing the School’s ICT infrastructure.


  • Strategic development - staying up to date with industry innovations to keep the school at the forefront of digital technology infrastructure for school
  • System management and maintenance - ensuring efficient availability at required levels to meet school’s requirement of networks, devices and software; taking lead in the provision and operation of all voice and digital communication systems; ensuring all networks are monitored and backed up; communicating with hardware and software providers; managing system maintenance; ensuring effective disaster recovery procedures are implemented in respect of school’s data; drafting processes and technical documents
  • Procurement and Finance - lead the procurement of ICT hardware and essential software used throughout the School; propose and manage the annual budget for hardware and software and services; provide and maintain up to date asset register of all ICT resources.
  • Support Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff - providing support to Heads of Department and individual staff.
  • Line Management of the Digital Operations Staff (4) - supervise and manages their work; ensure staff receive professional development; carry out annual appraisals; prepare job descriptions.
  • Ensure your professional development is continuous
  • Ensure that the School meets data protection requirements with regards to systems supporting the School’s administrative services
  • Any other tasks as required


  • Excellent digital communication skills
  • Background in managing teams
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Ability to communicate with all stakeholders
  • Able to use the following platforms: Windows Server, Exchange, and File and Print Services,
  • Veeam, Mac OSx, iOS, VMWare
  • Office 365 and Google G Suite, Airwatch
  • Networking technologies: HP, Fortinet, Sonicwall
  • CCTV: Axis, Milestone


  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a similar (might be junior) role in a School
  • Have hands on approach
  • Looking for a long term commitment
  • Excellent communicator
  • Management experience (desirable)

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