I have just had a meeting with regards to what jobs I should be carrying out. This has come about through Job Evaluation and what the school recognises that I do and what should be done by someone else.
Basically I have been arguing the point that as the sole person here I am in fact carrying out many duties that make up a Network Managers role. I am currently employed as an IT Technician. Even though I have made my point that I carry out duties which involve administration of the school network, my contract does not state that I should be involved in any Server support/maintainence. I have requested that my roles & responsibilities change, and I have a job Title to be a closer match the job I do.
What I want to know is what roles should a school have in order to keep a fully functional network running? I have been told that even though I can carry out tasks on the servers I should be doing this under direction from the ICT Coordinator. Now to me that doesn't make me the NM, rather still a technician carrying out orders of someone above me.
But I cant see how this would work if the person above you hasn't got the technicial skills! I have read a lot about people who are responsible for data protection and ensuring the computer misuse act is upheld, but what I dont know is WHO should be doing this.
Our setup is ICT Coordinator(teacher of ICT) and me(ICT Technician). I feel the school is missing a lot of roles here, that I would like to be addressed so I know what I should and shouldn't be doing. Previsouly I had full Domain Admin, but the ICT Coordinator was just a standard user. Can anyone give advise on who is the best person to take on various roles and what a school should have?