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    Sims Support Technician..West Mids

    Hi Guys, sorry to have a first post advertising something.

    Heres the job advert, applications as per the job..

    http://www2.walsall.gov.uk/jobshop/J...p?JobRef=TV439

    Thanks
    Mart

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    Re: Sims Support Technician..West Mids

    Quote Originally Posted by somouk
    Hi Guys, sorry to have a first post advertising something.

    Heres the job advert, applications as per the job..

    http://www2.walsall.gov.uk/jobshop/J...p?JobRef=TV439

    Thanks
    Mart
    Nice school, great location....crap job.

    Notice how they sneaked in "....and genereal responsibility for the curriculum network" or words to that effect - knowing full well that no-one but a capita consultant can spend 30+ hours a week supporting SIMS.

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    Re: Sims Support Technician..West Mids

    I'd be more inclined to see it as the role for whoever sets up marksheets etc... And the extra responsibilities are added just in case they are needed during the day?

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    Bear in mind that I wrote the JD on this and you are right. No one in their right mind could spend entire weeks just working on SIMS.

    The extra bits on the curriculum network are basic admin jobs that IMO everyone on the IT team should help out with. Such as resetting passwords, accounts and setting up PC's as and when.

    Its not too bad a role really and the money should reflect that we are after someone with good experience of the education sector and SIMS. I'm just hoping we get more than the 1 application so far 8O

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    Re: Sims Support Technician..West Mids

    Does the post come with sedatives to deaden the pain of having to work with Sims all day?

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    Re: Sims Support Technician..West Mids

    Quote Originally Posted by somouk
    Bear in mind that I wrote the JD on this and you are right. No one in their right mind could spend entire weeks just working on SIMS.

    The extra bits on the curriculum network are basic admin jobs that IMO everyone on the IT team should help out with. Such as resetting passwords, accounts and setting up PC's as and when.

    Its not too bad a role really and the money should reflect that we are after someone with good experience of the education sector and SIMS. I'm just hoping we get more than the 1 application so far 8O

    Regards
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    I think the money is perfectly reasonable - very good in fact. But it sounds like you're effectively advertising for a DBA-focused member of an IT systems team - rather than an out and out DBA guru. Although I'm sure there must be some SIMS gurus out there who are fed up with having to do the other tasks in IT admin and would prefer to focus on SIMS support. Alternatively it sounds like a great job for an outstanding Computer science graduate - they all will have covered RDBMS theory and used Oracle or MySQL in their projects/assignments and it wouldn't take them long to get up to speed with SIMS - so long as you pony up for some training.

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    Re: Sims Support Technician..West Mids

    Quote Originally Posted by torledo
    Quote Originally Posted by somouk
    Bear in mind that I wrote the JD on this and you are right. No one in their right mind could spend entire weeks just working on SIMS.

    The extra bits on the curriculum network are basic admin jobs that IMO everyone on the IT team should help out with. Such as resetting passwords, accounts and setting up PC's as and when.

    Its not too bad a role really and the money should reflect that we are after someone with good experience of the education sector and SIMS. I'm just hoping we get more than the 1 application so far 8O

    Regards
    Mart
    I think the money is perfectly reasonable - very good in fact. But it sounds like you're effectively advertising for a DBA-focused member of an IT systems team - rather than an out and out DBA guru. Although I'm sure there must be some SIMS gurus out there who are fed up with having to do the other tasks in IT admin and would prefer to focus on SIMS support. Alternatively it sounds like a great job for an outstanding Computer science graduate - they all will have covered RDBMS theory and used Oracle or MySQL in their projects/assignments and it wouldn't take them long to get up to speed with SIMS - so long as you pony up for some training.
    An interesting take on it. I never thought of it that way...

    Training is negotiable, I know there won't be many SIMS admins about so someone with a good general knowledge of education and IT who can show an aptitiude to learning quickly could do well..

    Regards
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    Re: Sims Support Technician..West Mids

    Certainly looks interesting. No answer on the phones so I've emailed my interest.



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