IT Manager, Croydon, Surrey

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: c£50,000 (more possible depending on experience and qualifications)
Contract term: Permanent

IT Manager

c£50,000 (more possible depending on experience and qualifications)

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon yet on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.

We are a forward thinking digitally progressive School looking for an IT Manager who is up to date with the latest trends and technologies to develop, progress and improve Royal Russell’s IT ecosystem. You will be coordinating and leading a team of quick thinking technicians in the introduction of a 1:1 iPad programme in excess of 400 pupils and a mac infrastructure covering Art, Music and Media Studies from September 2018. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations you will lead external business partners and your team to manage the technical needs of over 1500 users on a daily basis.

If you are a champion of the customer service experience, not frightened by the prospect of building a long-term IT strategy and continually looking to innovate and improve systems for the benefit of our students, parents and staff, then we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity which offers excellent benefits including immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, 6 weeks paid holiday and 50% discount on school fees. You will be working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and have use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool, gym facilities, combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School

Please visit for further details about our School, the role and the application process. You can also contact us by email at or telephone HR on 020-8657-4433.

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 4th June 2018. Interviews will be at the school on the 13th and 14th June 2018.

Applicants who have not heard from us by Friday 8th June 2018 should presume that they have not been successful on this occasion.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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More about Royal Russell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...