IT and Data Services Manager, Ampleforth, North Yorkshire

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Ampleforth CollegeAmpleforth, North Yorkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

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

Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd February 2018 at 3pm and interviews are expected to take place shortly thereafter.

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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More about Ampleforth College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Ampleforth College Campus, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1439 766000
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