Is that 52 weeks per year?
We are now looking to appoint an experienced and competent ICT Technician to join our proactive Network Support team in a friendly and oversubscribed school. Please see below for the brief job info.
Permanent, full year
37 hours per week (Excluding lunch)
Band C (£15,444 - £20,198 pa)
Required for 1st September 2012 to work as part of a team, providing IT support for students, staff and community at Lyndon School.
* Provide support in the update and development of the school’s CMS (content management system) based website and the intranet system.
* Monitor and maintain all ICT equipment used in the classrooms and across the site in a proactive and timely manner.
* Assist in the maintenance of the school’s ICT network infrastructure.
* Provide technical support for all users, curriculum and administrative.
* Raise standards of achievement for all our students.
* Support school policies, routines and codes of conduct and to support the ethos of the school.
Closing date: 22nd June 2012
Further information (including application form) can be downloaded from our website: Jobs
Last edited by networkmanager; 14th June 2012 at 10:29 AM.
Is that 52 weeks per year?
Yes it is, all year round.
Does anyone ever appoint people with no experience?!
Unfortunetly, not often...(believe me I was in the same boat) Look at it from their point of view, You are a risk...They have nothing to base your expertise on. Keep looking, you will get there in the end, just takes time!. Good luck in your search! Mart
networkmanager (21st June 2012)
Hello, Just thought I should post an overview about the work environment here:
Generally, we mainly run an AD-based Windows network, however we also run Apple’s Open Directory to handle the logins on the imac and macbook clients. This simply replicates the user accounts from AD; such that users can login with the same credentials as on the Windows side.
With regards to server infrastructure, we’ve got 15 servers with eight running Windows 2008, five running Windows 2003, one running Ubuntu Linux and other one is the Apple Xserve running the mac server OS. The usual IT services run on these platforms. We are currently looking to implement SANs and Virtualisation. In terms of backup systems, at the moment, we’ve got HP StorageWorks G2 Autoloader unit, Tandberg StorageLoader unit, HP DAT72 unit and 1TB external HDD to cover the backup schedules.
On the client side, in total we’ve got 650 desktop PCs; 190 of this are installed in 6 IT suites running Windows 7 and Office 2010. The rest of the PCs are located across the site, in offices, other subject specific computer rooms and staff areas; these are a mixture of Windows XP and 7 but all with Office 2010 installed. Furthermore, currently we’ve got networked Apple iMacs, networked macbooks, iPad, iTouch, e-readers and Kindle Touch.
Furthermore, in the classrooms there are, SmartBoards, Promethean IWB boards and projectors installed; about 50% of these are the LED types. Most of our printers are networked, usually 1 in each classroom where there are at least 5 computers or there is a specific need for it. Otherwise the PCs are linked to our managed Sharp multifunction copiers fitted with a card reader, located in convenient locations on site.
Overall, the network has been upgraded in recent years to Gigabit Ethernet; and 11 x Gigabit speed fibre channels to various locations across the site. We also run a recently installed managed wireless network platform.
In terms of school size, we’ve got about 150 staff members and 1400 students.
Feel free to ask me further questions you may have.
I understand how you feel. IMHO, I'd say being able to show the ability to learn new skills very quickly would help; as well as possessing relevant qualifications. Also, I'd encourage you to get a voluntary role in your area of interest. All these info on your CV would make it stand a better chance. Best of luck.
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