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    ICT Technician / Developer at Knightsbridge School, London

    Hi all. We're looking for someone in the big smoke who wants to broaden their technological horizons as a big cog in a small wheel within an ambitious private school. We have created a happy successful modern school in a posh part of town in the past four years and need to refine it, expand it and potentially duplicate it elsewhere. As well as some boring stuff there's lots of opportunity to develop solutions and contribute ideas rather than be ignored in a bigger/older organisation.

    If this sounds like you, see our ad in the tes.co.uk and read on (corrected version) below:

    ICT Technician
    Purpose of the Post:
    A new permanent fulltime position is being created to support and develop ICT services at
    Knightsbridge School. The demand for this role reflects our growing dependency on ICT in all aspects
    of the school which itself is extending to KS3 in London and developing new partner schools abroad.
    We are a well resourced school keen to adopt best practice in the use of ICT for teaching, learning,
    communication, administration and management. Being a small school this role offers an exciting
    opportunity to undertake a broad range of tasks and projects alongside the ICT specialist and school
    Person Specification: Desirable skills are as follows:
    · Experience of XP desktop and support of common peripherals. Experience of using and
    supporting Microsoft Office and other common applications. Experience of server side
    hardware, software and administration are also desirable. Experience of developing
    solutions, software or content management and creative ICT skills are also valued.
    · Experience desired in some of the following technologies: Windows Active Directory and
    Group Policy management, software deployment and OS packaging or imaging, DNS, DHCP,
    basic networking including physical cabling, switches, routers, VPNs and WiFi, administering
    MS SQL and Exchange servers, recovery and redundancy, Powershell, SQL, PHP, SCORM, MIS
    (especially SIMS), VLEs (especially the Frog LP), PBXs and VoIP, HTML and Javascript,
    classroom hardware, Audio Visual & Interactive Whiteboards, client, server and web based
    teaching and assessment software, media editing and content management tools.
    Person Specification: General
    · Good record keeping. Logical approach to problem solving, proactive approach to avoiding or
    solving issues. A ‘can do’ attitude but with awareness of own limitations / risks / budget / H&S.
    · Well presented and organised with good time-management, communication and change
    management skills. Able to work well under pressure with initiative both under instruction
    and autonomously. Willingness to contribute ideas and propose / reflect on solutions.
    · Ability to work in a secure environment and to maintain confidentiality.
    · Committed to a range of appropriate professional development and keeping up to date with
    new technologies and techniques relevant to educational IT.
    · Flexible and friendly and able to contribute positively and prioritise effectively between the
    demands of teaching, administration and leadership teams. Able to act as a positive role
    model to inspire staff and children alike not just in supporting / encouraging effective use of
    ICT but also a willingness to participate in the overall life of the School.

    Additional Information

    · As part of the recruitment process candidates will be required to demonstrate some practical
    and theoretical ICT skills and experience.
    · There is some flexibility in the start date for the successful candidate, though availability to
    start this summer is desirable.
    · Specific and shared responsibilities will be agreed according to the skills and ambitions of the
    successful candidate or once appropriate training has been provided. The successful
    candidate will be equally keen to work autonomously or within a team environment. This
    post reports operationally to the ICT Specialist in the first instance with whom some
    responsibilities are shared and in some duties both posts are intended to cover each other in
    case of absence / holiday on a best endeavours basis. As in any small organisation the post
    holder should relish the opportunity to get involved with broader aspects of school life and
    ad hoc tasks as needs arise. A proportion of annual leave is to be ring fenced to be taken
    during school holidays and the role will incorporate a share of ‘on-call’ rota duties for
    minimal critical service continuity.

    Yes - thats right - the world on a stick please - but this is all part of what I like about working in a small / young school. If you want to have rigidly deliminated responsibilities, be paid a King's ransom, don't understand what it takes to be a small business or want to be told explicitly what to do all day - please apply elsewhere!

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    any info on Pay (Pro Rata etc). Benefits of the job? how does the person fit in the school as a whole?

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    The pay is a bit vague as there is some flexibility if a candidate can offer something that convinces us is worth a premium. Also we have to be competitive in London but we are a nice school with sound SMT, supportive parents, cute kids from Nursery to Yr7/8 and financially more like a Primary so I don't want to raise false hopes. Lots of benefits, young dynamic approach to ICT amongst teachers, huge scope to support/develop Frog and a wide exposure to modern systems. Would probably suit someone frustrated elsewhere, who wants to have a say and get recognition. Did I mention inspiration Head, nice school dinners & sociable colleagues?

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    Looks interesting. Shame I didnt see it before wednesdays closing date.

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