Not for that wage I'm afraid its far too low even with pay award pending!!
It depends what you call too much for the role of "strategic leader of ICT" and all the responsibilities that go with the job.
Even for a Network Manager it is too little for the skill set involved. You wouldn't pay a skilled teacher with 10 years experience £20,000 per annum otherwise you wouldn't get good teaching.
It's the same in any professional body, you only get what you pay for and it is because IT is only now being recognised in education as being a professional role that the rates of pay are increasing.
If people are accepting peanuts in pay then that is up to them to negotiate a better pay scale for the work that they do their responsibilities and the schools achievements through the IT within the school.
I think we should stop discussing the salary (or lack thereof) in this forum.
There are only two factors that determine salaries
1) the local market
2) the value of your skill set
If they can hire you at £20k and they are happy with your performance then they will do so.
a) If they are not happy with your performance they will need to re-advertise and offer a better salary until they find someone.
b) If they are happy with your performance but you believe you have a skill set that can earn you more elsewhere then you will leave leading to
The trouble is schools have fairly arbitrary pay scales that are set in stone by the LA. Whoever they hire will be on LCC Grade 9 regardless of their skills / qualifications / experience. IT needs to have more flexible pay levels IMHO
Last edited by somabc; 23rd September 2008 at 05:44 PM.
Sticking my head in quickly ... we have been through this before.
A job advert is a job advert. After the last few it was said that members should use the advert thread to discuss the advert and ask questions about the job, but do a separate discussion to discuss things you don't like or want to pick apart.
Most employment contracts are with the LA, and if schools do this they open themselves up for equal pay claims. If (in your example) one person is a different sex/ethnicity/age/disabled status then they'll easily win an equal pay claim provided they can prove the jobs are broadly similar (similar level of responsibility). equal pay claims can be backdated 6 yrs.Originally Posted by j17sparky
Last edited by CyberNerd; 24th September 2008 at 09:15 AM.
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