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Lead Network Technician (Full-time, all year round)

Sevenoaks SchoolSevenoaks

Sevenoaks School is currently seeking to appoint a Lead Network Technician (Full-time, all year round).

Reporting to the Head of IT Services, the Lead Network Technician will be responsible for the school’s network and wireless infrastructure.

Some of the Main Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain existing network and infrastructure systems including: 
  • Network switches, cabling, leased line internet, firewall, wireless network and other systems to provide uninterrupted network service.
  • Network switches, cabling, leased line internet, firewall, wireless network and other systems to provide uninterrupted network service.
  • Servers and storage, supporting a range of database and other school systems, with full backup and recovery.
  • Support enterprise server environment (Windows 2008 and 2016).
  • Client devices: predominantly Dell PCs, iPads and other emerging technologies.
  • Ensuring that the networks are protected from malware and viruses, identifying areas that might be under threat and areas where security can be improved, keeping up to date on ever-changing cyber-threats.
  • Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving hardware, software and other network and system problems to restore service as quickly as possible.
  • Creating accurate network diagrams and documentation for design, planning and support of network systems.
  • Working with the Head of IT Services and other team members to research, plan and oversee the development and smooth implementation of new networking systems.
  • Set up and maintain users’ accounts through Active Directory and Group Policies.
  • Helping staff and students set up and maintain WiFi connection of personal devices.
  • Maintaining the school’s phone system and work closely with the phone service provider to keep the lines active.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience in:

• HP switches, network topologies, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP.

• Firewalls (Watchguard), web filtering.

• Wireless network (Aruba).

• Fortinet/Bradford Network Sentry.

• Mitel phone system.

Desirable knowledge and experience includes:

• Windows Server 2008/2016 including Active Directory, Group Policy management.

• Office 365.

• Windows 10.

• Apple Mac and iPad (OSX and iOS).

• Virtualisation: VMware, Hyper-V Storage.

• HP Server hardware and tape backup library.

• Dell PCs and iMacs, Toshiba laptops and iOS devices.

For further information and to apply for this role, please use the next link:

The closing date for applications is 12/12/2021 at 23:59. The School retains the right to interview suitable applicants and appoint before the deadline.

At Sevenoaks School our mission is to ensure that students secure their full potential. We prepare young people for life in a modern, global society and seek to provide every student with excellent role models. Having a diverse staff enhances our school community and we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Sevenoaks School is a Covid-19 secure environment. Interviews will be held in person in line with social distancing requirements.

Sevenoaks School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and therefore, the offer of employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a number of background checks including but not limited to an enhanced DBS check with Children’s Barred list check, the taking up and verification of references and the verification of career history and fitness to undertake the role. Registered Charity No. 1101358.

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