Information Systems Administrator, Cambridgeshire

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St John's College SchoolCambridgeshire
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,500 - £28,500
Contract term: Permanent

The School is seeking to appoint an outstanding Information Systems Administrator to support the work of the Director of Operations in the maintenance of the School’s information and communications systems.  The School’s Information Systems architecture is a complex one, involving a combination of off-the-shelf packages and bespoke systems which have been developed in-house.  Information is also delivered via the School’s website (  The position will suit candidates with strong IT skills and proven success in a similar information systems support role.  It will be of particular interest to those who are able to demonstrate that they can learn new systems quickly, have a passion for maintaining the quality of data and can evidence an ability to learn and understand the structure of complex database systems.

The tasks for this role focus largely on the administration of the PASS/3Sys system and related systems, reports and queries, as well as the website, though the Information Systems Administrator will also provide support in other areas, for example administration of the parents’ evening booking system and documentation management.  

The successful candidate is likely to offer: a further educational qualification in an appropriate discipline or comparable work experience; strong IT skills and a willingness to undertake further training as necessary; experience in a similar Data and Application Support role; experience in administering website content management systems (HTML knowledge is not required); knowledge of SQL and experience in designing and building reports.

St John’s College School is an independent co-educational school with 470 children aged 4-13, which has long enjoyed a national reputation for the exceptional quality of education and care it provides.   The School is located in leafy Grange Road, a short walk across the playing fields from the centre of town and the College, at the heart of which sits the Chapel, home to the internationally renowned College Chapel Choir. 

The Information Systems Administrator works approximately 34 weeks per year (term time), plus an additional 8 weeks outside of term time, according to the needs of the School and as directed by the Director of Operations. The post is full time, 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, though the Information Systems Administrator can expect to be called upon to work outside of these hours for example, to cover for absent colleagues (e.g. covering Reception until 6pm) or attend staff meetings or training after school. 

A full description of the school and the role can be found in the application pack using the link below.  Completed application forms should reach the Director of Operations, Mr Alex Loria, by 9am on Friday 20th September, though early applications are welcomed.

St John’s College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

More about St John's College School
Address: 73 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1223 353532