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IT and Data Services Manager

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Ampleforth College

North Yorkshire

Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
24 November 2017

Job overview

The Trust is looking to recruit a high performing IT and Data Services Manager to take overall responsibility for their IT infrastructure, its operation and strategic development. The successful candidate will able to demonstrate several years’ broad management experience within IT services, ideally within an educational environment.  They will be comfortable forming strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, have the ability to manage and implement change and to manage technical details and direct technical staff. The role includes management of a small and dedicated team covering all aspects of IT from day-to-day service delivery to strategic planning.  

The Trust uses an ITIL based approach to service management in an environment supporting around 600 users including Windows PCs and iPads.  Infrastructure is based on Microsoft Active Directory, MS Exchange, and MS Office 365 Cloud services (including Sharepoint and OneDrive).  

The successful applicant will have a good understanding of modern infrastructure which includes physical and virtual servers, based on mainstream vendors. They will also have knowledge of enterprise SAN storage including fibre channel and iSCSI fabric networks with a thorough understanding of Windows desktop OS. Ideally the successful applicant will have worked with hosted infrastructure, such as Office 365. Experience in working with tablet technology, preferably iPad, as a key business or education tool is beneficial.  

The successful applicant will be conversant with standard networking concepts and implementation, including routing, VLAN and VoIP telephony. They will understand typical methods for securing the network perimeter, using Firewall, mail and web gateways. Additionally, networking security products and techniques such as IPS, IDS, and centralised log management or SIEM would be beneficial.  

An understanding of information security management principals and practice, such as ISO 27001, would be of great benefit and applying appropriate security tools and techniques to sound risk assessments, ensuring that systems are resilient, highly available and can be recovered in the event of a disaster is critical. The successful applicant will understand DR planning and have worked with enterprise class backup solutions.

This support staff role is full time, all year round. 

Information regarding the salary range for the role can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources department on 01439 766817 or via email at humanresources@ampleforth.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th November 2017 at 3pm. Interviews are expected to take place during the first two weeks of December 2017. 

The Ampleforth Abbey Trust, St Laurence Education Trust and its Schools are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices and procedures reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.

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Set in a beautiful Yorkshire valley, Ampleforth’s location is a huge asset. There are few better places for young people to grow up. Some describe it as a teenage heaven, with a vast amount of space, a huge range of activities and facilities, and lots of friends with which to share the experience and have fun. Our students love being here and Old Amplefordians frequently come back to visit the community and our stunning valley.

Ampleforth is full boarding with students from all over the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. We rejoice in being culturally diverse with many different languages spoken. There is a strong House structure with 7 boys / girls houses and 1 co-ed junior house for Years 7 and 8. Each has dedicated staff (Housemistress / master, Chaplain, Matron, Tutors, and support team) and are real homes where children in different year groups mix and form lasting friendships with each other and with staff - their second family. Full boarding engrains a deep sense of community and provides a rich experience, allowing students to immerse themselves in everything the school has to offer. Four-day long exeats provide breaks to go home with families often visiting at weekends too.

Lessons and sports fixtures run from Monday to Saturday with a broad and varied programme of activities, events and social life in the evenings and weekends, as well as one afternoon devoted entirely to activities. We offer a remarkable range, from every type of musical ensemble (including bagpipe band), CCF, drama, art, sports, community work and fundraising for the school charity, to countryside pursuits, Landrover restoration, gardening, cooking, and numerous academic societies. With fantastic facilities - a sports centre, acres of pitches and courts, indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, equestrian school, dance studio, theatre, our own shoot, and fishing lakes - all can discover and develop their interests and talents. Everyone attends Mass on Sundays with prayers twice daily as well as retreats, Chaplaincy and Lectio.

Our academic results are impressive and show that every student is inspired to reach their potential. Beyond academic excellence, to ensure they leave school ready for the challenges ahead, our approach is to coach students to become increasingly independent in their thinking, learning and coping and so develop the skills critical to flourishing in life.

Ampleforth offers a Compass for Life. Catholic education and Benedictine principles, the basis of successful education all over Europe for centuries, provide a foundation that is forward thinking, inclusive, and meets the needs of 21st century students. Recognising that every person is of equal value and has unique talents, our duty is to draw out these talents so that each student becomes the very best version of themselves. The principles of Benedictine community living teach us that we are made better through our relationships with others. As individuals thrive, so does the community - and our community is very strong and welcoming. Our students are inspired to become thoughtful, caring and considerate citizens.

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