IT Service Manager, Manchester

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Manchester AcademyManchester

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a highly experienced, technical problem-solver, able to work with autonomy and independence to lead a team of IT professionals delivering a new IT service across 6 United Learning Academies.

In all likelihood, you will be currently working as a leader in a school or similar context, in an IT support role and are looking for the next step in your career.

This is a school-based role with a contractual base at one of our Manchester Secondary Academies, with the expectation that you will visit each school in the cluster as required.

As the IT Service Manager, you will be responsible for delivering, maintaining and supporting technology in academies taking the IT Service. In collaboration with the academy senior leadership team, managing the staff within the service, including their activity, performance and development. Ensuring that technology is effective in supporting the raising of educational standards across all academies taking the IT Service.

Your application should explain your suitability for the role described above and in the Job Description/Person Specification, both in terms of your technical knowledge and experience and your ability to manage, work with and through others.

The IT Service Manager post reports to the Head of Schools’ IT Strategy who although based in the Midlands, has responsibility for all United Learning IT installations from the south coast to Carlisle through a team of Technical Specialists.  United Learning has schools throughout the country with the focus here on a tight geographical cluster of schools.

United Learning is a large and growing group of schools, which aims to provide a life changing education to children and young people across England. The Technology Department is based in our Peterborough office, with many colleagues working in the field directly with schools. The team has a diverse set of functions, from running critical back-office systems, through envisioning and delivering strategic projects which cut across United Learning’s activities, to the support of schools’ use of technology for teaching and learning.


In this role, you will be able to directly influence the development of a new service to our schools.  Leading and developing a team of technical staff, making a tangible impact on the lives of young people across Manchester. In return, you will receive first-class development, a dynamic working environment, a range of employee benefits and a competitive salary.

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More about Manchester Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Moss Lane East, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4PX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 232 1639
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