ICT Network Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/10/2020 09:00
£25,991 - £29,577 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Villa Real School
Closing date:
16 Oct
Further Information

ICT Network Manager Required from November 2020 ( or sooner if possible )
Grade 8 £25,991 - £29,577 (pro rata)

The Governors wish to appoint an ICT Network Manager with the skills and competencies to provide an efficient and effective ICT Support Service to the School.

Accountable to the Head Teacher and School Business Manager, the successful candidate will have the skills to be able:

• General day to day maintenance of the ICT network for use by school and community dimension. This will include:
o Controlling security and access rights
o Setting up users and user groups
o Supporting the schools filtering software, restricting access to inappropriate websites
o Managing passwords and access rights
o Ensuring the physical security of equipment
o Ensuring the integrity of the network infrastructure including all cabling, equipment and external communications
o Establishing and maintaining adequate printing facilities
o Regular checking of all equipment
o Ensure proper maintenance and installation of ICT equipment in order to support the effective delivery of the curriculum in the classroom and the administrative needs of the school

• Hardware and software - installation and maintenance: This will include:
o Installing hardware as required
o Installing hardware upgrades
o Installing and maintaining new software and upgrades
o Minimising compatibility problems between systems and software
o Ensuring all systems software has the latest security and critical updates installed
o Ensuring that all utility software and plug-ins are sufficiently up to date to work with all applications software installed on the network
o Ensuring that the network is protected from viruses and similar malicious attack through the use and deployment of virus protection software and such other measures as are from time to time deemed necessary
o Ensuring that regular backups are taken of students and staff work areas
o Ensuring that RIS images are kept of the main server so, that in the event of an equipment failure, normal service can be resumed as soon as possible
o Updating RIS images stored on the main server, to reduce time spent manually installing software/ updates
o Ensuring the readiness of portable equipment and monitoring its deployment and use
o Responding to emergency requests to avoid disruption to ICT based lessons
o Testing and repairing faulty ICT equipment

• Routine Administration:
o Establishing and maintaining hardware inventories
o Establishing and maintaining software inventories
o Establishing and maintaining booking and tracking systems for all ICT related portable equipment
o Establishing and maintaining systems for the reporting of faults and subsequent actions taken to put them right
o Maintaining an up to date record of priorities set by the School Business Manager or Head Teacher and subsequent work carried out

o Ensure security of CCTV and relevant downloads
o Ensure monitoring of CCTV is in line with school Safeguarding & Health & Safety policy

• Managing and lead on school website and newsletter
• Manage the upkeep and development of the school’s computer network
• Plan the strategic development of ICT in school
• Prepare reports for the Head Teacher and Governing Body as requested
• Maintenance and development of IT security systems in order to prevent inappropriate access of materials by users
• Maintenance of an IT inventory to include all ICT equipment
• Liaise with ICTSS and/or Capita in order to maintain currency in SIMS developments and act as the SIMS System Manager
• Ensure the school receives value for money form ICT purchases
• Managing school Facebook website
• Liaise with ICT coordinator on any whole school ICT projects including on line safety
• Liaising with ICTSS staff in Local Authority – note no other IT technician on site

• Providing technical support in ICT based lessons as directed by the School Business Manager or Head Teacher

• Carrying out other duties as may be specified from time to time by the School Business Manager or Head Teacher

• Pursuing continuing professional development relevant to the post of ICT Technician as from time to time may be agreed with Senior Staff in order to obtain appropriate professional qualifications and keep up to date with the rapid changes taking place in ICT

• To keep up to date on current ICT developments in industry and education

Villa Real is a school for children with severe, profound multiple learning difficulties, Autism and challenging behaviour.
Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Calculation of term time only pay

Standard term time only pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service.
Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave.
Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive
31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Closing date: 16th October 2020 at 9am
Interview date: Week commencing 19th October 2020

Villa Real School
Villa Real Road
Co. Durham

Tel: 01207 503651
Email: villareal@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.villarealschool.co.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.