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    ICT Manager - Dorset

    ICT Manager - Dorset - 200570702 - New Scientist Jobs

    The ICT Manager will be responsible for managing the School's ICT and AVA services. This will involve managing a team of three technicians and an external provider in maintaining and improving the IT network and infrastructure.

    The successful person must have excellent organisation and managerial skills and be able to liaise and brief senior members of the School and Governors. The ICT Manager will be instrumental in developing and implementing the School's ICT strategy as well as improving the provision of ICT and AVA across the School.

    Looks like a lovely school..............too far for me.

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    FYI: It isn't called Canford High School but actually Canford School: Canford School - From the Headmaster
    It is a fairly well respected private school (very good at music) in beautiful grounds by the river Stour.

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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh okays.

    Interesting reading the info about the school..........they have an external contractor who looks after the Network side of things.............bit odd imo

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    Yes - I know the IT guy there and I am not quite sure what is going on. I know that last year their IT teacher walked out and the NM (the guy I know) and the helpdesk person took on all the teaching (private schools don't have the same rules as state ones about qualified teachers). I wonder if he is staying with the teaching? Odd that the website doesn't appear on the ad you saw.
    The school is VERY backward when it comes to IT - nice kit, lots of servers but not many IT suites and very little IT taught.
    But the site is huge and the teachers have houses which are on the network and so the external network people are needed to install stuff over long distances etc - I don't think they actually administer the network.

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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ic, if i lived that way would apply in seconds lol

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    They want a handwritten letter according to their website! Who handwrites anything?! Especially for an IT job!

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    hand written - how do you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    hand written - how do you do that?
    Exactly! My hand would explode with such a task...

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    Just thinking about it kills me haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    They want a handwritten letter according to their website! Who handwrites anything?! Especially for an IT job!
    i didn't see that stipulation anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    i didn't see that stipulation anywhere.
    Its on their website, not on the linked advert. http://www.canford.com/uploads/1/ICT...er_details.pdf

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    Looks lovely school to work at but bet wifi and cabling is a knightmare in that building

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    vaild Point - dont really wanna think about that now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Looks lovely school to work at but bet wifi and cabling is a knightmare in that building
    I've spent most of my working life cabling in a school that had seven sites, five of which were grade 2 listed buildings.
    With two foot thick stone walls it is difficult, but not impossible.

    As for being too far away... If there was a school on the Moon, I'd walk if I had to.

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    I did apply for the helpdesk position a year ago and yes, I did send in a handwritten letter. I composed it on the computer and then copied it out. Canford pride themselves on 'old fashioned values' and as I have said, they aren't that IT literate so that would be why they want a written letter.
    No, I didn't get the job - it came down to me and one other and the IT manager took the other one as he has more networking knowledge than me and the plan was to move him into the tech team as the two older members retired.
    It all worked out well for me as 6 months later I picked up my current second job - NM in a primary school which I love

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