Director of Digital Strategy and Learning, West Sussex

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Ardingly College SeniorWest Sussex

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £61,380 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Ardingly College have a new and exciting role for a visionary and inspirational leader to drive forward information technology within the College.  

We are looking for someone who has the ability to:

  • Oversee and drive the strategy to ensure the IT infrastructure, technology and staff development are relevant for education and geared to enhance teaching and learning;
  • Motivate staff to adopt new ways of working to make all staff collectively more efficient; 
  • Turn needs and wants into logical processes that can be automated;
  • Document the strategy that is emerging and provide a coordinated action plan to support its implementation. 

The Director of Digital Strategy and Learning will lead a team of six staff, one of which will be an outsourced Senior Network Technician. They will also work closely with key internal staff to drive the College forward in all IT related matters. 

The successful candidate will have five to ten years’ experience in managing information processing functions, with knowledge of technology in an educational environment. They will have excellent technical capacity with the ability and skill to program, setup and manage hardware. 

The post-holder will be qualified to degree level in an area relevant to the post. Project management, ITIL or other similar related professional qualifications and experience in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning would be desirable. 

The individual will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and the students. They will have problem-solving and analytical skills, with a good business acumen.   

This is a full-time role, working 52 weeks per year. The normal hours and days of work are Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm, although flexibility will be required to meet the needs of the College. This could include occasional evening and weekend work as the job duties demand. 

The salary is £61,380 per annum.  

The College offers a wide range of benefits including pension, private health insurance, sports and leisure facilities, school fee remission and salary sacrifice schemes. 

For further information and to apply, please visit or contact HR on 01444 893059 or email  

Closing date: Thursday 5th December 2019, although applications may be considered upon receipt. 

Interview date: w/c 9th December 2019.

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2 -18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.

More about Ardingly College Senior
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1444 893000
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Ardingly College is an independent co-educational school for pupils aged 2 – 18 offering both A level and IB.  Founded in 1858, Ardingly College is a school of over 1050 pupils, including those in the Prep and Pre-Prep. Located in the beautiful ...