Senior IT Technician, Essex

Closing date:

The Sigma TrustEssex

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Band 3
Contract term: Permanent

Responsible to: Chief Network Officer

Salary Grade: Band 3 (whole range)

Full time/Part time: Full time (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

Location:    You will be required to work across all schools within the Sigma Trust

The post holder will help to provide a safe and effective learning resource for our children, provide a reliable teaching resource for our staff and a secure and effective information system for all users, providing a friendly and responsive service to requests for assistance from all users.  

The ICT team provides a professional, customer focused service to all of its users. This role is for a pivotal member of the ICT Team providing ICT services.

Principle Responsibilities 

- Undertake activities allocated via the Incident Management System within the allocated SLA or escalated to senior staff where appropriate, updating status in the system (includes Incidents & Requests)

- To assist with the installation and maintenance of computer hardware, stand-alone machines and network

- Undertake software maintenance including allocation of approved software requests

Customer Focus 

•       Excellent interpersonal skills and be approachable and patient when working alongside school staff and pupils

• Man help desks and work with end users to aid resolution of user incidents and requests

• Representation of the support team within the end user community, undertaking onsite support services for primary schools 

• Representation of the support team at school meetings, when required

• Prioritise workloads based on end user SLAs 

• Take responsibility for jobs and ensure they are completed.


At this level we expect the following attributes: 

Management and Leadership

• Ability to self-organise, manage personal time and work standards as well as managing & guiding lower level resources 

• Understanding of impact of IT Services & personal work to educational outcomes, financial overheads, policies and processes. 

• Follow IT processes and procedures, completing accompanying information in Trust systems and documentation 

Technical Competency 

• Understanding of overall IT solutions deployed throughout the Trust and technology interdependencies 

• Depth of understanding and technical competency with specific technologies with an ability to cascade knowledge within the team– these will be identified and developed as part of career progression 

• Diagnose and fix 2/3rd line support incidents

Closing date:  4th September 2019

To apply for this post, please complete the attached application form and submit via TES.

For more details about the role, please see the attached Job Description or Person Specification.

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. For more information regarding The Sigma Trust, please visit our website

More about The Sigma Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 8BE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1255 750900

The Sigma Trust is a local partnership of ten academies in North East Essex, formally established in September 2016. The Trust currently consists of eight secondary schools, a junior school and an infant and nursery school. 

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