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SIMS ICT Technician with DBS check

Employer
Clear Education
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Line Manager: ICT Coordinator, Head Teacher
Performance Management: Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher
This job description outlines the specific responsibilities related to the above.
Core Purpose
To provide an efficient and effective ICT Technical Support Service to the school, staff and
students.
Responsibilities
Infrastructure
• To install, configure and test new ICT equipment and network systems, including
hardware, peripherals, and software according to manufacturer instructions and ensure
that they operate to a maximum potential.
• Monitor system performances. Diagnose and resolve network, software and hardware
faults (including peripherals), and perform maintenance repairs and upgrades as
required.
• Liaise with appropriate outside agencies where appropriate.
• Assist the ICT Coordinator in the appropriate deployment of hardware around the
school.
• Manage staff and pupil accounts, allocation of software, user space and printer credits.
• To provide prioritised technical support and advice as required across the school
• Carry out regular housekeeping to ensure the server storage is used effectively.
• Ensure the Internet connectivity is maintained.
• Ensure the smooth running of the School network (Curriculum and Administration).
• To support the use of IT for administration purposes eg. Integris, RAPTs and other
software.
Health & Safety and Security
• To be aware of all matters relating to Health and Safety and to implement safe working
practices.
• To administer and monitor basic Health & Safety procedures
• Audit checks including warranties and licences.
• Undertake monitoring of departmental stock and equipment as directed by the ICT
Coordinator, to maintain an inventory of equipment and take responsibility for ordering
of stock as appropriate in line with the School purchasing procedures.
• Work with the ICT Coordinator to develop ideas and processes to ensure the security
and integrity of the ICT systems are maintained.
• Advise on the security of equipment.
• Monitor the backup system to ensure it is safe and effective.
• Ensure the School's virus protection system is adhered to.
• Maintain the firewall protection for the school.
• Implement the School's network and Internet security policies.
• Ensure that copyright and data protection laws are upheld.
Curriculum
• To work directly with the ICT Coordinator to best support the use of ICT in school and
complete work on various projects.
• Work alongside the ICT Coordinator in the implementation of the whole school ICT
Policy.
• Provide support for teachers and pupils in the use of ICT across the curriculum.
Working with them in class and providing technical advice to staff. Set up/prepare
classes to use mobile technology.
• To provide prioritised technical support and advice as required across the school.
• Ensure and monitor that an effective system is in place for staff to report faults, that
faults and problems are quickly rectified so that staff and pupils (where appropriate) are
able to access the system in school and at home.
• Provide in house training to other staff as appropriate.
• Manage and promote the use of the School's Managed Learning Environment (Fronter).
• To maintain the School website in collaboration with Senior Management and the ICT
Coordinator.
General
• To undertake available training opportunities and demonstrate a commitment to
continuous development. To keep abreast of new developments in hardware and
software.
• To be responsible for providing bespoke IT solutions for the school.
• To demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly, sometimes outside of normal core hours,
in response to service demands as agreed with the School Leadership Team
• To perform such other tasks as may reasonably be required by the ICT Coordinator or
by the School Leadership Team.
• To carry out the above duties in accordance with the Local Authority Equal
Opportunities policies.
Personal Specifications
• Good Literacy skills.
• Extensive knowledge of a range of ICT hardware (eg, computers, printers, scanners,
digital photographic equipment, servers)
• Extensive knowledge of a range of the applications and software commonly used in
schools eg, Microsoft Office, Easiteach, Crick, 2Simple, Kar2ouche.
• Experience of using school Intranets (MLE - Fronter) and school networking software
(Community Connect 4).
• Good problem solving skills.
• Ability to develop good relationships and communicate effectively.
• Self confident with a collected professional manner.
• Hardworking, energetic and enthusiastic.
• Good time management and organisational skills.
• Realistic and flexible - ability to maintain a sense of proportion in stressful situations.
• Willingness to support others and be supported.
• Interested in the wider technical world and current issues
• Support the school's extra curricular activities.
• A good record and regard for punctuality and attendance at work.
• Open minded and creative, with an ability to use initiative and be innovative.
• Experience of working with children.
May 2011
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