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IT Analyst - Prison Education

Weston CollegeNorth Somerset

Weston College delivers education in 19x prisons based as part of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Prison Education Framework (PEF) contract & 1x G4S private prison. 

As part of this contract, Weston College has responsibility for designing and managing the IT infrastructure, network and resources within the education department of these prisons, in line with the requirements of our contract.

There are several unique challenges of providing IT within prisons include no internet or wireless services and the requirement for approval in respect of all tools, equipment software and data that may need to be used or installed. 

Weston College is looking for someone with excellent technical and communication skills who can deliver high-quality service across this provision, implementing the upgrades and renewal of services in line with the Colleges IT Strategy.  Development of Windows networks from the ground up is essential. 

This position is based in Weston-super-Mare with occasional travel across the Prison network, to be directed by the College.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain the appropriate prison clearance before starting the role and maintain this throughout employment.

This is an exciting time to join Weston College. The College is Ofsted Outstanding, its Higher Education provision is graded Gold by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and has recently won the Lloyds Bank Employer of the Year award. In 2017, Weston College won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country ever to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is ranked 28th in the not-for-profit category and 21st in the overall list of south west companies in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. The College is also an Investors in People Champion and has been awarded Platinum by Investors in People, which demonstrates Weston College’s commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance.

Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to obtain the appropriate prison clearance before starting the role. 

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