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Crown Hills Community CollegeLeicester

Dear prospective applicant,

In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1,500 students from inner city backgrounds.

The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to work alongside the Chief Operating Officer and two IT technicians, who together deliver the IT provision for the college. At present, we still have a managed service with CAPITA, this ends in July 2021 and the successful candidate will support the transition to being self-sufficient. The IT manager will manage all aspects of the IT infrastructure of the college and ensure that staff and students have all of the appropriate hardware and software to deliver the highest quality education to our students.

This is, therefore, an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in developing the School’s vision and for enhancing its operational and physical infrastructure.

To be successful, the appointee will possess a proven record of accomplishment of providing excellent IT provision across an institution and will have experience of managing others to be able to do so. Candidates will be assessed on their understanding of effective strategic leadership in IT and their ability to work with others, including risk management.

This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility and demonstrable experience in IT.

Outstanding communication skills and the personal authority to build strong relationships with pupils, staff and parents are essential, as is a deep commitment to the School’s aims and values.

We welcome applications from those with both non-educational and educational backgrounds across the private, public and third sectors.

How we lead is as important as the direction we are taking staff in. You need to have the emotional intelligence to deal with sensitive matters with clarity as well as trusting those around you to deliver and, when needed, have tough love conversations to improve delivery. We have 200 staff, 1500 students, so your ability to work with different groups of people in a dynamic environment is paramount, and a key part of the role.

Our mission is simple, we want every student to be the best that they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.

This position is pivotal in achieving our mission statement as it knits together all of the support services that allow teachers to teach and students to learn. It doesn’t come without its challenges though, as leading in a climate of ever increasing accountability and diminishing resources is extremely challenging but I truly believe that when leaders lead by staying true to their values, the impossible becomes possible.

You will see from our site that our three key values permeate all that we do and have allowed us to grow from strength to strength:

Aspiration - Be the best you can be

Commitment - Do what it takes for as long as it takes

Success - Be ready to take on the world

As Principal, it has always been my philosophy to grow and nurture new talent so that we create the next generation of leaders, it is something that I have done throughout my career, and this role will support the successful individual on their journey.

If you have high aspirations for children from deprived backgrounds and experience of delivering educational excellence by providing a high quality education for the most vulnerable of students as well the IT acumen to know how external services contribute to making this happen, we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss the role in confidence, please contact me on 07394821098.

We are looking for the role to start as soon as possible so that there is a sufficient handover with the current post holder.

We have also organised two information evenings, please contact my PA Jo Amey by email jamey@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk to confirm your attendance:

Information Evening 1 – Monday 4th January 2021 - 5.00pm

Information Evening 2 – Thursday 7th January 2021 - 5.30pm

Information Evening 3 - Monday 18th January 2021 - 5.00pm

Deadline for applicants is 9am 22nd January 2021 to jamey@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk

Interviews will be Thursday 4th February and Friday 5th February 2020.

All appointments will be subject to references and pre-employment checks.

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