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Strategic Network Manager

Inspire Education TrustCoventry

Strategic Network Manager

Employment Status: Permanent

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Actual Salary: £42,195.00 - £46,566.00 per annum

Required: Asap (Ideally before February 2022)

Location: Coventry and Nuneaton

Work Flexibility: Occassional home working. Flexible start and finish times. Working across multiple sites. 

About the role 

We are seeking to appoint a Strategic Network Manager who will lead and develop our trust IT strategy, ensuring our infrastructure is fit for the future. The postholder will oversee the delivery of effective ICT services to all our schools and will work closely with the executive leadership team and headteachers ensuring that ICT needs are met for all our staff and pupils.   

It is essential for the success of this position that you are prepared to be hands on, when the need arises, whilst also able to work strategically to deliver our long-term aims.  Candidates must have existing line management experience with the ability to manage and lead a team of ICT technicians and specialists within a fast-paced environment. 

Candidates will possess excellent communication skills paired with significant knowledge of ICT and in particular, technologies common within the education sector. Knowledge of Microsoft 365, networking, Microsoft servers, SCCM & Hyper-V are essential. 

All staff will be expected to know what to do if they have concerns about a child, take on the responsibility for providing a safe environment and promoting children’s welfare, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and local policies and procedures as directed by the trust/academy.

About us

Inspire Education Trust is a Multi Academy Trust currently consisting of 5 primary schools and one secondary school located in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Trust has a vision and a business plan to consistently grow and develop over the forth coming years and has recently structured its Trust leadership team to represent this growth, through delivery of an operational business-like service across the Trust’s communities, enabling our schools to concentrate on our pupils and their education.

Why work for us?

A career at Inspire Education Trust offers a rewarding future, with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives and outcomes of our young people. We work hard to provide an environment which places staff wellbeing at the forefront of the agenda, as well as providing ample opportunities for personal and professional development. 

As such, we offer a portfolio of benefits designed to enhance and support the working lives of our staff. These include, but are not limited to:

• A highly supportive and committed senior leadership team 

• Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential advice and support on a range of matters and free access to accredited counsellors 

• A focus on staff wellbeing including a network of wellbeing champions and a supportive working environment

• Opportunity to join a committed and forward-thinking team of staff

• Employee Benefits platform providing staff access to a range of benefits such as shopping discounts

How to apply:

All applications must be received electronically via our TES page: 

If you experience any problems with the online application process please contact TES directly: 

If you have any queries about the post, please email 

Closing date: 4th January 2022, 17.00pm

Interview date: TBC

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and appointments will be subject to rigorous safeguarding checks including enhanced DBS and references. The postholder must share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted will be asked to complete a self-declaration to confirm any (non-protected) criminal disclosures or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. 

The post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. 

We aim to recruit the very best staff and welcome those from all backgrounds, communities and faiths (including non-faith individuals). Inspire Education Trust is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre based on their skills, abilities, and experience. As such, we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. 

The role of Strategic Network Manager will be classed as regulated activity. Any offer of employment will be conditional until satisfactory completion of all mandatory pre-employment checks. It is an offence to apply for this role if barred from engaging in regulating activity relevant to children.

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