IT Manager, Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Wellington SchoolAyr, South Ayrshire

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Start date: 30 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £40K approx
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint a capable and enthusiastic IT Manager who would be responsible for the school’s IT Network, including but not limited to the servers, cables, PCs, laptops, tablets, printers, photocopiers, communications cabinets, CCTV, the school phone system and the main school database and other software used by the school. The person appointed is responsible for IT business continuity on site and reports directly to the Bursar.

This is an important post and the successful applicant will have a high level of IT knowledge, ideally with experience of working in a school environment, and excellent communication skills.  Technical problem solving skills and the ability to work independently are essential.

Wellington School is the only independent school in Ayrshire and the school roll is currently in the region of 520 (Nursery – S6).   Year groups in the Senior School typically consist of approximately 50 pupils and most remain in the school until the end of S6. Pupils achieve outstanding results at all levels and the ‘A’ grade pass rate at Higher and Advanced Higher make Wellington one of the top performing schools in Scotland.  The school currently employs approximately 90 members of staff, teaching and non-teaching.

Responsibilities and duties

Responsible for managing and controlling all technical aspects of the installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, and development of the School’s ICT hardware, software and network infrastructure including (but not limited to): 

o Servers physical and virtual (curriculum, administration, print and intranet) 

o Internet access, cache, filter and router 

o Wired and wireless network devices 

o Network and data security 

o System performance of network infrastructure, DHCP, DNS, subnets 

o Management information system – WCBS PASS/3SYS 

o Workstations and mobile devices 

o Software installation and maintenance 

o Cabling to network devices 

o Networked printing devices 

o Interactive whiteboards and projectors 

o Maintain Email system 

o Maintain Groupcall

o Maintain anti-virus 

o Maintain CCTV system 

o Maintain phone system 

o School Virtual Learning Environment (Google Apps) 

o Play a key advisory role in the schools’ compliances with regards IT. 

o Maintain an effective backup and disaster recovery strategy to ensure against loss of data through error, abuse, malfunction or disaster. 

o Ensure the efficient running of all servers, computers and peripherals throughout the school. 

o Resolve ICT problems reported by staff, referring to external support organisations where necessary and keeping staff informed of progress with solutions. 

o Act as point of contact regarding all technical issues with manufactures, suppliers, ISP and external support organisations. 

o Assist the Bursar & Financial Controller with the pricing and procurement of ICT devices, software, repairs and contracts, including sourcing prices from suppliers and completing order forms as appropriate. 

o Ensure that ICT equipment and workstations meet the requirements of health and safety legislation and are maintained in a secure, clean and safe manner. 

o Liaise with site staff to coordinate any new electrical wiring, benching or physical installations. 

o Maintain all necessary records and documentation including network maps and inventories and details of licences, warranties and equipment checks as necessary. 

o Attend meetings and offer guidance on technical issues to staff. 

o Design and test report systems within the management information systems to enable higher efficiency and ease of use for users. 

o To attend staff meetings, open days and training days, as appropriate. 

o To establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and associate staff, both teaching and non-teaching. 

o To undertake a range of duties as would be expected of a network manager as determined by the Bursar and to carry out all reasonable requests from members of SMT. 

 This post is full-time and is available from the 30th of September or earlier as agreed.  

IT positions are not teaching appointments, and, although patterns of working will be affected by academic term dates, many tasks are best undertaken when normal classes are not in operation. The exact contract offered will be negotiable, dependent on terms, on qualifications and on experience, with salary likely to be in the region of £40k.

Applicants should complete the school’s Job Application Form which can be found on the school website at http://www.wellingtonschool.org/wellington-people/vacancies/ and provide a covering letter, both of which should be sent by email to vacancies@wellingtonschool.org.  A CV is optional and may also be included.  Interviews will be held in early August.  If you have further questions about the post, please contact the Bursar: dkennedy@Wellingtonschool.org 01292 269321.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 July.  




More about Wellington School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carleton Turrets, Craigweil Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 2XH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1292 269321
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