IT Support Engineer

IT Support Engineer

Contract: Full time (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year). Fixed term until December 2022.

Salary: Band 5a-5b depending on experience; actual pay £30,451 to £38,890 per annum

Start date: ASAP

Application closing date: 1st December 2021- Midday. Applications may be closed sooner if an appropriate candidate is found before this date.

Interview date: TBC

 

King’s School is currently recruiting for an IT Support Engineer to work with our central IT team to provide first and second line IT support to the school. Please see the attached applicant information pack for more details on the role. Please note that this post is initially offered on a fixed term basis until December 2022. The possibility of extension will be discussed with the successful candidate in Summer 2022.

 

Who are we?

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013. There are currently just over 650 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and a team of over 60 teachers and support staff. In September 2019 the school moved into its new, purpose built site in Hangleton. This was the culmination of six years of hard work and planning, and marked the beginning of an exciting new stage in the school’s development. Our next milestone will be the opening of our Sixth Form in 2023.

 

The school received its second Ofsted inspection in December 2018 (Section 8 inspection) and retained its rating of good overall with outstanding features, being recommended for an early full Section 5 inspection due to the progress made against the areas for improvement identified in the last Section 5 inspection in 2015. The inspector noted that “Pupils from a range of backgrounds thrive in this highly successful and inclusive school” and praised the School’s leadership team as being “dedicated, determined and ambitious”.

 

Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.

 

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in a similar role, ideally in a school setting
  • Flexibility, adaptability and resilience

 

Why join King’s School?

  • Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team
  • Range of opportunities for professional development
  • Exciting opportunities in school development
  • Excellent support through our sponsor- Russell Education Trust
  • Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton

 

Visits to the school

If you have any queries regarding the post then please email Ian Atkinson, Trust Operations Manager (itrecruitment@russelleducationtrust.org.uk) with any queries relating to the role. Or to arrange a school tour or discussion of King’s, please contact Eleanor Edwards via hr@kingsschoolhove.org.uk.

 

Applicants are also encouraged to visit the school’s website, where you can find virtual tours and welcome videos.

 

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk/vacancies.php  Completed applications should be sent to HR@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. Please note that we are only able to accept applications made via our application form. Applications made by C.V. or other application form will be rejected.

 

King’s School actively seeks and encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.  More specifically, our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has indicated that the school currently under-represents minority ethnic groups and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from a BAME background. 

 

Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post, irrespective of gender, race, sexuality, or other protected characteristic or any pre-existing connection to the school, its Governors or Trust.

 

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  All offers of employment will be subject to the individual undergoing an enhanced barred list check. 

 

King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the Department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business).

 


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